I quickly establish strong rapport and deep trust with my clients. I welcome client calls at any time because it’s invaluable to talk through their issues in depth. The more I discover about my client’s case or their feelings about it, the more I'm able to ascertain the best approach to getting them relief, the appropriate tone to take, and which battles are worth waging.
Focusing on insurance coverage matters and commercial and intellectual property litigation, Meredith Elkins represents clients at every stage of disputes, including trials and appeals. With a practice that’s national in scope, she’s highly experienced in advocating in state, federal, and appellate courts in Texas, New York, and Delaware, as well serving clients in other jurisdictions.
Meredith advises a diverse range of organizations in industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, and food production. Clients appreciate that she digs deep to best understand the details of their businesses, needs, and objectives.
As an experienced and sophisticated trial lawyer, Meredith uses knowledge gained from years of court appearances to craft salient legal strategies. From the very start of a matter, she views every fact through the lens of how it would be used at a potential trial—an approach that helps her build the strongest cases, either for courtroom wins or favorable settlements. Clients benefit from Meredith’s excellent oral advocacy talents, writing skills, and ability to distill complicated legal issues into clear, comprehensible language, which gives her a major advantage in persuading judges and juries and gaining the best possible outcomes.
Always taking a pragmatic and level-headed wide-angle perspective, Meredith helps organizations look ahead and map out possible future courses that litigation or business resolutions could take. She draws on her ability to walk them through the potential short-term and long-term impacts of litigation such as potential premium increases, effects on business relationships, and public relations fallout, which augments her capacity to serve clients.
Meredith serves as the Hiring Partner of Cohen Ziffer.