Michael Meredith gets results for consumers. Michael practices in Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s section for complex litigation and has focused his practice on class action and consumer litigation.
Together with Keller Rohrback’s Volkswagen team, Michael was instrumental in the administration of an over $13.8-billion-dollar settlement reached on behalf of consumers who unwittingly purchased and leased Volkswagen-brand vehicles that polluted at illegal levels, in In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., No. 3:15-md-2672-CRB (N.D. Cal.).
Michael has also represented consumers in a nation-wide lawsuit against cheese manufacturers who falsely labeled their products as containing 100% grated parmesan cheese in Brahler v. Kraft Heinz Foods Co., Case No. 16-00849 (E.D. Cal) and EpiPen purchasers who were overcharged for life-saving medication, in Corcoran et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceutical, Inc. et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-05983 (N.D. Cal.).
Michael brings particular expertise in the areas of consumer finance, payment systems and financial technology. He has held a number faculty positions at law schools in Washington and elsewhere, where his scholarly work focused on mortgage securitization, virtual currency and mobile payments law. He has brought that expertise to bear in a number of financial matters at KR including Contreras, et al. v. Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-00302 (E.D. Cal.), a case involving accusations of racketeering made against home-loan servicers.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the National Order of the Coif and National Order of Barristers. Before joining KR, Michael clerked at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, and served as a staff attorney at the Washington Supreme Court. Michael continues to serve the Washington State Bar as a member of WSBA Amicus Brief Committee.
Bar and Court Admissions
Whitman College – B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
University of Washington School of Law – J.D., 2012
Professional and Civic Involvement
Central Washington University, Adjunct Professor
Law School Preparation Institute, Lecturer
Washington State Bar Association Amicus Brief Committee, Member
Whitman College, Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Communication & Public Speaking
Articles & Presentations
Michael W. Meredith, Federalism & the Friendly Skies: Can States Regulate the Airline Industry, NWLawyer (Oct. 2016)
Michael W. Meredith, Fracking in the Pacific Northwest, NWLawyer (Jun. 2016)
Michael W. Meredith, Contract Law and the Free Kesha Movement, NWSidebar (Feb. 24, 2016)
Michael W. Meredith, Sorry, Adele – Trump Doesn’t Need Your Permission to Play Your Songs, NWSidebar (Feb. 9, 2016)
Kevin V. Tu, Michael W. Meredith, Rethinking Virtual Currency Regulation in the Bitcoin Age, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 271 (2015)
Michael W. Meredith, The Costs of Failed Private Regulation; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) as Case Study, Law and Society Conference, Seattle, Washington (2015).
Michael W. Meredith, Four Legs to Stand on: The Unexplored Potential of Civil War Era “Qui Tam’ Suits to Advance Animal Rights in the Federal Judiciary, 4 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 187 (2014)
Mercy W. Buku, Michael W. Meredith, Safaricom and M-Pesa in Kenya: Financial Inclusion and Financial Integrity, 8 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 375 (2013)
Michael W. Meredith, Why Do We Raise Our Right Hands When Testifying Before the Court, NWSidebar (Oct. 21, 2013)
Michael W. Meredith, Malaysia’s World Trade Organization Challenge to the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive: An Economic Analysis, 21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y J. 399 (2012)
Honors & Awards
National Order of the Coif, Inductee
National Order of Barristers, Inductee
Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2018.