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I started practice over 30 years ago with a big law firm defending medical neligence cases.  I rose through the ranks to the point where I was vice chair of my large law firm.  When a close family member experienced a devestating injury as a result of a medical error, I decided to "cross the street" and prosecute a medical malpractice claim.  The experience was a good one.  The recovery I achieved for my loved one was such that it  will enable her to live independently for the rest of her life.  This experience convinced me that I should leave the big law firm and set up a small "boutique" practice where I could concentrate on handling these kinds of claims.  I took this step in 1995.  In the years since 1995, I have been honored by the opportunity to help many individuals injured by medical mistakes.


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8055 Ritchie Highway
Suite 201-203
Pasadena, MD, 21122

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 80%
  2. Ethics: 20%



Contingent (30-40%)

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  • Stephen James Nolan

    I endorse this lawyer. Kathleen is recognized by the Bench and the Bar as one of the top medical and professional malpractice trial lawyers in Maryland. She really spends herself for her clients and at the same time, contributes to the legal profession and bar associations by presenting seminars to other lawyers.


    Stephen Nolan Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • George Pittman Patterson

    I was an opposing attorney in a complicated medical malpractice case with Ms. Meredith. She did an outstanding job representing her client. She took dozens of depositions of medical experts, knew the medicine as well as the experts and quickly identified and exposed the weaknesses in opinions of medical experts hired by the defense. Her inclusion in some of the most prestigious and exclusive legal organizations is justified by the impressive results she obtains for her clients in a difficult practice area where skilled lawyers often fail clients with meritorious cases.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


DCActive 199007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten, Maryland Super LawyersMaryland Super Lawyers2009
Top Ten, Maryland Super LawyersMaryland Super Lawyers2008
Top Ten, Maryland Super LawyersMaryland Super Lawyers2007
FellowAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2001
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2000
Maryland Attorney General's Award of ExcellenceStephen H. Sachs, Maryland Attorney General1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalIliff & Meredith, P.C.1995 - Present
PartnerSemmes Bowen & Semmes1987 - 1995
AssociateSemmes Bowen & Semmes1984 - 1987
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Maryland Attorney General1982 - 1984
AssociateSemmes Bowen & Semmes1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Governor's Appointment to Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating CommissionMember2007 - Present
Paca Brent Inns of CourtPupilage Group Leader2004 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationLitigation Section Council2002 - Present
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Servicevolunteer2002 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Maryland Women's Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMedicine and Law CommitteeN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationLitigation Section - Section Chair2006 - 2007
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceBoard of Directors2002 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wichelman v. Gerogetown University HosptialPlaintiff's verdict for $10,000,000
Bankert v. United States of AmericaVerdict for Plaintiff of $593,000
McAlexander v. SitarisPlaintiff's verdict for $4,000,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Reporter, Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationA Practical Approach to Avoiding Conflicts of Interest In Representation of Multiple Wrongful Death Beneficiaries2008
The Maryland Bar JournalRole Of Expert Witnesses in Legal Malpractice Cases2007
Maryland Insurance and Surety Bond PracticeMedical Malpractice Insurance1990
Perspectives in Health Care Risk ManagementContractual Arbitration of Medical Negligence Claims: Is It A Practical Option?1990
The Maryland Bar JournalBenefits of Binding Arbitration1989
The Maryland Bar JournalTort Claims Against The U.S. Government1988
Trial ReporterEx Parte Communication with Former Employees of an Adverse Party: Maryland Attorneys Proceed at Their Own RiskN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of BaltimoreN/AN/A1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Meeting, Maryland State BarConflicts of Interest In Litigation2009
MICPEL Deposition Training ProgramLitigation/Depositions2008
MICPEL DepositionTraining ProgramLitigation/Depositions2007
MICPEL Deposition Training ProgramLitigation/Depositions2007
Maryland Trial Lawyers Spring MeetingDemonstrative Evidence In Litigation2007
Judicial Institute of MarylandMedical Malpractice: Contributory Negligence and Special Evidentiary Issues2001
MTLA ConventionThe Art of Cross Examination1990