Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that the former Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Chad Meredith, has joined the firm’s global Litigation Practice as of counsel.
“Chad is an exciting addition to our litigation team who brings impeccable credentials and extensive expertise handling high stakes appellate litigation and trials. We are delighted he has chosen to join our growing team,” said global Litigation Practice co-chair John Burlingame.
Cincinnati managing partner and Litigation partner Scott Kane added, “Chad is well known to us and many of our clients across the region. He brings a history of extraordinary achievement in both private practice and in the public sector that will greatly enhance our offering to clients.
“Serving the people of Kentucky was a distinct honor and one that I will always carry with me.” Mr. Meredith commented. “Joining Squire Patton Boggs presents a unique opportunity to maintain a presence in my home region while also litigating cases in a global firm with a premier litigation practice and an extraordinarily deep bench of talented practitioners. I am excited to work with my new colleagues to support the firm’s continued success.”
Mr. Meredith was appointed as Kentucky’s first Solicitor General in 2019 when Attorney General Daniel Cameron created the Office of the Solicitor General to represent the Commonwealth in all civil and criminal appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Court of Appeals. As Solicitor General, Mr. Meredith led a litigation team of nearly 30 attorneys. Under his leadership, the Office presented oral arguments in over 30 appeals and defended the Commonwealth’s laws against constitutional challenges.
He served as the Chief Deputy General Counsel to the Governor of Kentucky from 2015 – 2019, where he represented the governor in litigation and advised the governor and executive branch officials on a wide variety of policy and legal matters. Mr. Meredith began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge John M. Rogers on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Amul R. Thapar (then serving on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky), before entering private practice.
Mr. Meredith is a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference and a member of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, and he has also served as Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and as a member of the Kentucky Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.