Meredith Kincaid

Jones Day 

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Peachtree Street Northeast 1420
Atlanta 30309 GA US

Meredith C. Kincaid’s practice covers a range of investigations and criminal and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts. Her experience includes conducting factual investigations relating to allegations implicating both criminal statutes and potential civil causes of action, drafting motions before federal and state courts, managing discovery in pending litigation, trial preparation, and participating in and leading successful settlement negotiations on behalf of clients.

Meredith has represented news organizations and nonprofits seeking to enforce access to government information. She is also a member of a litigation team that represents one of the three major consumer reporting agencies in its national defense of consumer litigation cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

She also maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice, including representation of individuals on death row, domestic violence victims seeking protective orders against their abusers, sponsors of unaccompanied minors seeking special immigrant juvenile status, and individuals asserting constitutional and civil rights claims in federal, state, and immigration courts.

Meredith currently serves as co-chair for the Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She is also a founding member of the Southern Center for Human Rights Ambassadors Leadership Council, a member of the Media Law Resource Center Next Generation Committee, and a member of the Atlanta Women’s Chorus.

Prior to attending law school, Meredith worked as a professional fundraiser in higher education and the arts. In law school, she worked in the Capital Punishment Clinic, representing clients who were sentenced to death in Texas.


  • The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2013; Editor-in-Chief, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights; President, American Constitution Society; Pro Bono Scholar);
  • Indiana University (M.A. in Arts Administration 2007);
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Bachelor of Music with highest distinction 2005; Phi Beta Kappa)



  • Law Clerk to the Honorable James A. Beaty Jr.,
  • U.S. District Court,
  • Middle District of North Carolina (2013-2014)


  • Intern, Criminal Division,
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office,
  • Western District of Texas (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)


  • Former CEO defends federal criminal investigation involving allegations of potential violations of Anti-Kickback statute
  • Foreign investors initiate civil and criminal actions following multi-million embezzlement scheme
  • Colombian asylum seeker challenges decision denying asylum, seeks to reopen immigration proceedings
  • Jones Day secures guardianship for unaccompanied minors from Guatemala
  • STERIS defeats FTC’s attempt to block Synergy Health acquisition on antitrust grounds


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