MEREDITH S. HUDGENS

Partner

Education

– The John Marshall Law School

Juris Doctor 2004 – 2006
Activities and Societies: Phi Alpha Delta, Christian Legal Society

– Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and Journalism
1999 – 2003

Bar Admissions

– Illinois

– Northern District of Illinois

– Missouri

– Wisconsin

Contact

• 847-721-1654

• mhudgens@cookgrouplegal.com

Ms. Hudgens is a Partner in our Chicago office, where her practice primarily focuses on product liability, mass tort, environmental, and toxic tort defense. Ms. Hudgens also handles commercial transactions and litigation advising both startups and established corporations on a wide variety of business matters. She also handles criminal defense along with wills, estate, and probate matters and has experience representing clients against claims alleging construction defect.

A skilled and savvy litigator, Ms. Hudgens has been named an Illinois Rising Star for five consecutive years and is experienced in creating, coordinating and implementing innovative defense strategies for a myriad of corporate defendants across the United States in her various roles as National, Regional and/or Local counsel. Licensed in three states and Federal Court, Ms. Hudgens provides a unique and expansive representation for both local and national clients. Her familiarity and experience in known judicial hell holes extends beyond Illinois and Missouri, as Meredith has successfully resolved and settled large group and individual cases with both large and small Plaintiff firms across the country.

She has argued and won several Motions for Summary Judgments and Motions to Dismiss in both Cook and Madison County, St. Louis, Milwaukee and the Southern District of Illinois. She has also helped secure favorable verdicts in St. Louis and Baltimore, Maryland. She prides herself in providing efficient legal services and understanding that litigation is constantly evolving and so should her law practice.

Ms. Hudgens is a partner who invests in her clients. She stays late and works the hours that gets the job done and then some. She will be able to devote as much time as necessary to ensure her clients are well represented. She also cares about her community. Meredith co-founded Just City Legal Clinic, that provides free legal advice for those who do not have access and or cannot afford to speak with an attorney.

Volunteer

  • Administer Justice- Elgin, Illinois
    • January 2006 to Present
  • Just City Legal Clinic – Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois
    • January 2015 to Present
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries – Chicago, Illinois
    • August of 2014 to Present

New York City

115 Broadway, Suite 1602
New York, New York 10006

646-960-2214

 

Buffalo

300 International Drive, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14221

St. Louis 

701 Market Street, Suite 1225
St. Louis, MO 63101

314-882-9869

Chicago 

125 S Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Fort Lauderdale 

4737 N. Ocean Drive, Suite 208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

CONTACT

Email: info@cookgrouplegal.com
Tel: 646-960-2214

Fax: 347-712-3215

 

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