"On good days, lawyers win favorable outcomes for their client. On great days, they win for their clients
and also change the law for the better.
Meredith Parenti had a great day last Friday." The Texas Lawbook, Aug. 30, 2016.
Meredith Parenti handles appeals and litigation, with significant experience in international law, constitutional law, and bankruptcy.
Ms. Parenti previously worked at the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Houston and in Austin, Texas in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice groups. At Weil, Ms. Parenti worked on a wide variety of high-stakes commercial and appellate litigation.
Ms. Parenti also served as Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Texas, where she practiced before the United States Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals, handling a number of significant constitutional cases.
Ms. Parenti received her J.D. with honors in 1996 from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Maryland Law Review and a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Scholarship. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Parenti served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
A native Houstonian, Ms. Parenti received her B.A. degree with honors in English and political science from Goucher College where she was Phi Beta Kappa and a Dean’s Scholar.
Ms. Parenti is a member of the Houston Bar Association's Appellate Section, where she serves as Chair-Elect. She is a Master of the Bench in the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court and a volunteer attorney for Kids in Need of Defense. She also serves as a member of the McDonald Observatory & Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors, University of Texas at Austin.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh and
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia