Gaunce Law

About Meredith

Meredith has been practicing law for nearly a decade. She grew up in Savannah, GA but now proudly calls Florida home. She graduated from Emory University in 2004 with her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and University of Georgia School of Law in 2007 where she was the Founder and President of the Animal Legal Protection Organization ("ALPO"). After relocating to St. Petersburg in 2010 with her husband Andy and (at the time) 4 dogs, Meredith began working for the leading international Labor and Employment firm Ogletree Deakins. In 2013, Meredith left the firm to become an in-house attorney for a corporation handling their employment matters and corporate contract needs. Having worked for large and small firms and for a company as their corporate attorney, Meredith decided it was time to hang her own shingle in 2016.

Meredith, Andy, their son Noah and 2 dogs live in St. Petersburg and enjoy taking advantage of what they believe is the coolest city in the country. They enjoy boating, biking, going to the Saturday morning farmer's market and festivals, and Meredith loves crafts. When she is not mom-ing or lawyering, she is likely making jewelry or scrapbooking.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (Current, admitted in 2008)
  • Florida (Current, admitted in 2011)
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Florida
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Work Experience

  • Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC – Tampa, FL: Corporate Counsel (May 2014-July 2016)
  • Greystone Healthcare Management, LLC – Tampa, FL: Human Resources Attorney (May 2013-May 2015)
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. – Tampa, FL: Attorney (March 2011-May 2013)
  • Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. – Savannah, GA: Attorney (January 2008-June 2010)

Community Involvement

  • Pinellas Chapter – Florida Association for Women Lawyers (July 2010-current)
  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (2016-current)
  • Personnel Committee, Temple Beth-El (August 2015- current)
  • Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People), St. Petersburg (July 2012-2015)
  • Suncoast HR, St. Petersburg & Clearwater (Nov. 2016-current)
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Board of Directors (January 2013-2016)
  • Nominee, Top Corporate Counsel in Tampa Bay (2015)
  • Winner, FL Women Lawyers Leader in the Law Award (2014)
  • President, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Savannah Chapter (2009-2010)
  • Secretary, Humane Society Savannah Chatham County Board of Directors (July 2008-June 2010)
  • Secretary, Tybee Island Marine Science Center Board of Directors (April 2008-June 2010)
  • Emerging Leaders Committee of Savannah (May 2008-June 2010)

Where We Are

Gaunce Law

Office Location

2719 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33713

Office: (727) 614-0550

Email Us

LetsChat@GaunceLaw.com