Family Law Attorney Cherokee County GA
Lawyer Meredith Gardial
Meredith grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School before attending Clemson University in South Carolina. While at Clemson, Meredith was the President of the William T. Howell Pre-Law Society and majored in History and Legal Studies before graduating with honors and magna cum laude, in 2011.
Meredith attended the University of Georgia School of Law and was the only member of her class selected to participate in mock trial, moot court, and serve on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law at the same time.
At UGA Law, Meredith quickly made a name for herself as a fierce competitor and a winner in the courtroom. In her first year alone, Meredith won the Ralph J. Beaird 1L Closing Argument Competition as well as the England Mock Trial Competition. She also placed as a finalist in numerous national and international advocacy teams including the Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Meredith was inducted into the Order of the Barrister, the nation’s only advocacy honors society and was also recognized as the “Law Student of the Year” by the National Association of Women Lawyers in 2016.
After graduating from law school, Meredith was honored to be selected as the first recipient of the Wilbanks Post-Graduate Fellowship at the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic at UGA Law. As a Fellow, Meredith represented survivors of child sexual abuse in civil suits against their abusers and received specialize training in sex abuse litigation. After completing her Fellowship, she became an Assistant District Attorney in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit prosecuting all juvenile cases for the circuit as well as Superior Court cases and cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
At Grisham, Poole & Carlile, P.C., Meredith works in the areas of family law and appellate work. She specializes in all matters involving the Georgia Juvenile Courts whether representing juvenile defendants in delinquent cases or fighting for the rights of the parents and relatives of children in dependency cases involving the Department of Family and Children Services. Her family law practice includes high asset divorces, custody modifications, child support modifications, and legitimations. In her appellate practice, Meredith represents clients who wish to appeal Superior Court cases including criminal appeals, juvenile court appeals, and appeals in divorce or custody cases. Meredith is licensed to practice law in Tennessee as well as Georgia.
When she is not vigorously advocating for her clients, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family at their lake house in Tennessee and playing with her dog, Maxon. Meredith is the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, and is an active member of the Episcopal Church.
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