Meredith L. Pendergrass

Meredith L. Pendergrass



Practice Groups

Meredith L. Pendergrass focuses her practice on defending employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. She regularly appears in both Maryland and the District of Columbia at agency-level proceedings all the way through each jurisdiction’s highest court system on appeals. She is also co-editor of Goldberg Segalla's Workers' Compensation Defense blog.

Meredith previously clerked in the Office of the Attorney General in the Health Occupations, Prosecution and Litigation Division, and then for Administrative Judge Lenore R. Gelfman in the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland. In both clerkships she gained valuable understanding of contemporary issues in the dynamic field of health care, as well as behind-the-bench insights into judicial procedure and decision-making, both of which she applies effectively in her present workers’ compensation practice.

Beyond her handling of workers’ compensation agency and court proceedings, Meredith’s exceptional oral and written advocacy skills are reflected in her frequent authorship of briefs for submission to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and in her law school accolades. Meredith won the “Best Oralist” award in the 2014 National Moot Court Competition, competed on the Labor and Employment Trial Team and the Telecommunications Moot Court Team, and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Baltimore School of Law.

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2019
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, summa cum laude, J.D., 2015
  • University of Maryland, 2009
Publications/ Presentations
  • “Maryland Repeals the Death Penalty, but Leaves Five on Death Row: What Has the State Learned From Kirk Bloodsworth?” University of Baltimore Law Forum Vol. 44 No. 2, 2014