Meredith Hamilton

Associate || Charlotte

Meredith advocates for employers to protect their interests and counsels them with strategic and practical advice to achieve their goals. Meredith is an associate attorney in the Charlotte office of Ogletree Deakins.

Meredith devotes her practice to employment law and employment litigation. Meredith has experience representing employers in litigation involving claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). She also counsels employers regarding internal and administrative investigations, employee relations, policies, and pre-litigation matters.

Meredith has litigated matters in both state and federal court, including the North Carolina Business Court. Meredith has tried cases before juries and judges across North Carolina.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Meredith worked at a North Carolina civil litigation firm where she represented employers, municipalities, businesses, retailers, and insurers in matters involving employment law, premises liability, constitutional violations, and business disputes.

Meredith has been recognized for her legal work. Meredith received a Rising Star Award from North Carolina Lawyers Weekly in 2021. Meredith also has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating system that recognizes attorneys for their legal ability and high ethical standards.

Meredith completed her undergraduate studies at Clemson University and earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Outside of practicing law, Meredith enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and Australian Shepherd.

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Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association – Labor & Employment Law Council
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association – Bar Leadership Institute Committee, Vice Chair
  • DRI Young Lawyers Committee – Chair of the Corporate Counsel Liaison Subcommittee (2022-2023); Chair of the Resource Bank Subcommittee (2021-2022); Vice Chair for Young Lawyers Substantive Law Liaison & Engagement Committee (2020-2021); and Young Lawyers Liaison for Professional and Ethics Committee (2018-2019)
  • DRI Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force