Meri has been a practicing attorney for over 16 years and currently focuses civil litigation with an emphasis in business and employment law. Throughout her career, Meri successfully tried numerous cases to both juries and judges, and briefed and argued in excess of 20 cases before the Wyoming Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is licensed to practice in Wyoming, Arizona (inactive), and Colorado and is admitted to practice in the federal district court for the District of Wyoming, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
For nearly 13 years prior to venturing into private practice, Meri was a prosecutor as both a trial litigator and in appellate practice. During her tenure, she prosecuted everything from speeding tickets to homicides, first in Laramie and then in Cheyenne, and handled criminal appellate and post-appellate cases on behalf of the Wyoming Attorney General. While at the AG’s Office, Meri served for 6 years as General Counsel for the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. She was also POST certified as a practitioner lecturer and regularly taught constitutional law and history, criminal law, and domestic violence law in policing at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, for the National Police Canine Association, and for multiple state, county, and local law enforcement agencies throughout Wyoming.
Meri relocated to Arizona with her family for 3 years where she worked for the Arizona Attorney General exclusively handling capital case post-conviction litigation. Extended family and Wyoming’s mountains drew Meri back to home in the fall of 2017 where she entered private practice specializing in medical malpractice defense and business litigation.
After being raised on a farm in Wheatland Wyoming, Meri attended the University of Wyoming beginning in 1996 where she majored in criminal justice and double-minored in psychology and sociology. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, she matriculated at the University of Wyoming College of Law and received her Juris Doctorate in 2003.
Meri has a son who is attending the University of Montana, a son who will be graduating from high school in the spring with plans to join the Air Force, and a precocious daughter in elementary school. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, riding her Harley Sportster, and hiking and camping in the gorgeous Wyoming mountains.