Meredith Jowers Lees

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Biography

Meredith Jowers Lees focuses her practice on commercial litigation, with extensive experience in securities and financial litigation. She has represented broker-dealers, including clearing brokers, in state and federal court and in FINRA arbitration in a wide variety of disputes including customer claims, raiding claims, violations of
non-competition agreements, employment disputes, member-to-member claims, fraud claims, suitability claims, churning claims, and trust-related claims.

Meredith’s work extends to representing entities in the areas of insurance, corporate governance, securities fraud under state and federal law, RICO, antitrust, bond issuances and bond defaults, gaming, products liability, fraud, corporate law and business torts.

In her extensive representation of insurance companies, she has successfully defended bad faith/fraud claims and other coverage claims involving homeowners, automobile, life and commercial liability policies. In addition, Meredith has experience in premises liability litigation. She has successfully and consistently obtained summary judgment for small business owners, as well as large corporate clients across the state of Alabama in premises liability cases, ranging from small slip and fall matters to catastrophic injuries of death, electric shock and assault.

Through her work on complex matters, Meredith has developed experience with sophisticated electronic discovery and she frequently lectures on emerging issues and best practices for conducting electronic discovery.

She was recognized as a Rising Star in Securities Litigation in 2011-2016 by Alabama Super Lawyers. Meredith is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Honors

•Named as Rising Star by Alabama Super Lawyers, 2011-2016

Articles & Presentations

•Panelist, FINRA Arbitrations: A Comprehensive Guide for 2018 and Beyond, The Knowledge Group Webinar, September 7, 2018
•Co-Author, Interpleader: Court Holds Plan Benefits Must Be Distributed to Beneficiary and Insured’s Estate May Not Assert Claims Against Plan Trustee Regarding Distribution of the Death Benefits, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, ERISA Report, Volume 13, Issue 2, August 23, 2018

Community Involvement

•Vestry member, Episcopal Church of the Ascension
•Executive Committee, University of Alabama Jefferson County Alumni Chapter
•Literacy Council of Alabama
•Junior League of Birmingham
•Chair, Alabama Center for Law and Civic education Teen Court Project

Jurisdictions

•Alabama

NEWS

•FINRA Arbitrations: A Comprehensive Guide for 2018 and Beyond
•Seven Rumberger Kirk and Caldwell Attorneys Selected As 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers
•Birmingham Partner Meredith Lees to Speak at Women’s Section of Alabama State Bar March 4

ARTICLES

•Interpleader: Court Holds Plan Benefits Must Be Distributed to Beneficiary and Insured’s Estate May Not Assert Claims Against Plan Trustee Regarding Distribution of the Death Benefits

Beyond My Bio

•Celebrating Women’s History Month

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities and Financial Services Litigation
  • Casualty Defense
  • Class Actions
  • Banking
  • Mortgage
  • and Financial Services
  • Employment and Labor

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.721.2815  Phone
205.326.6786  Fax
www.rumberger.com/?t=3&A=6821&format=xml
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.A., Public Relations, 1998
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001
Admission:
State Courts of Alabama; U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Bankruptcy Courts of Alabama; 2001, Alabama
Memberships:

Professional & Civic Activities

•SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society
•Birmingham Bar Association
•American Bar Association

Birth Information:
Winter Haven, Florida, January 19, 1976
ISLN:
916345806

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/17/14 in Securities Litigation

    Ms. Lees exemplifies the character and ethical foundation that is demanded of our Bar. I could not recommend any attorney whose qualities in this regard could exceed those of Ms. Lees. She is certainly deserving of the highest rating offered by thi... Read more

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  • 4.2/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/24/13 in Securities Litigation


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