Family Law Attorney

Since gaining admission to the bar in 2010, Meredith Gerhart has dedicated her legal career to various aspects of family law. Her primary areas of expertise encompass divorce, legal separation, modification of parenting plans, modification of child support, paternity, and relocation.

In addition to her private practice, Meredith holds the role of Guardian ad Litem on the Thurston County Title 26 Guardian ad Litem registry. She frequently receives court appointments to advocate for youths in dependency proceedings initiated by the State of Washington.

Unlike many, Meredith entered law school with a specific goal of becoming a family law practitioner. Her motivation stems from a commitment to minimizing potential harm to children involved in court proceedings, either directly or indirectly. She actively pursues child-centered and trauma-focused representation on a daily basis, aiming to safeguard the well-being of the most vulnerable members of the community.

Meredith’s academic journey includes earning a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, followed by obtaining her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. During her time at Gonzaga, she served as the Staff Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review.

Born and raised in the Deep South, Meredith now lives in Olympia with her daughter, but when she has time, she likes to travel back to Mississippi to spend time with her extended family, especially her parents and siblings. When trying to escape the pace of firm life, she likes to attend comedy shows, even traveling out of state to do so. And she’s always planning her next trip to the beach.

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