Meade Hartfield has represented clients nationwide in a variety of industries, including financial services, automotive, aviation, drug and medical device, industrial equipment, insurance, and environmental. Her financial services practice includes representing financial institutions, auto-finance lenders and mortgage companies in defensive litigation matters throughout the country. She also spearheads regulatory compliance services in response to pending or new legislation. Her product liability work includes personal injury and class action defense for various automotive and motorcycle manufacturers.

Meade has been admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. She is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), where she serves as seminar chair of the Women in the Law Committee, as well as the Women in the Law Liaison to the International Law Committee and the Automotive Section of the Product Liability Committee. Meade also is serving as the inaugural chair of the Women in the Law Committee for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Notable Matters
  • Counsel for national mortgage servicers in multi-state residential mortgage litigation
  • Counsel for captive auto-finance lender in litigation involving consumer protection statutes and dealer finance
  • Counsel in defense of major automotive manufacturers in product liability and class action cases