C. Meade Hartfield

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Associate
1400 Wells Fargo Tower
420 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
T: 205.250.8370
F: 205.488.3770
Meadowbrook Office Park
4268 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
T: 601.351.2400
F: 601.351.2424

Meade Hartfield is an associate in the Birmingham and Jackson offices. Ms. Hartfield focuses her practice in the area of product liability litigation. She has represented clients nationwide in various industries, including drug and medical device, automotive, aviation, industrial equipment, insurance, financial services and environmental.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained numerous summary judgments and dismissals for several major health care manufacturers.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical company defendants in Phenergan®/promethazine HCI injection litigation.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical manufacturer in dialysis machine litigation.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical company in phenytoin litigation.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical company handling pre-lawsuit complaints involving various generic drugs.
  • Counsel in successful defense of compressor manufacturer of commercial refrigeration unit in product liability cases. 
  • Counsel in successful defense of major automotive manufacturers in product liability and warranty cases.
  • Counsel in successful defense of aviation manufacturer in product liability cases.
  • Counsel in successful defense of paint manufacturer in product liability case.
  • Counsel in successful defense of rail services provider in catastrophic injury cases.
  • Counsel in successful defense of natural gas company in fire and casualty cases.
  • Counsel in successful defense of oil and gas company in royalty breach of contract cases.
  • Counsel in successful defense of insurance and financial services providers in bad faith cases.
  • Counsel in successful defense of mortgage services provider in wrongful foreclosure cases.
  • Counsel in successful representation and summary judgment monetary award in favor of financial services provider in invoice factoring case.
  • Counsel in successful representation and arbitration award in favor of wrongfully terminated corporate officer.
  • Counsel in successful representation and jury verdict in favor of food manufacturer against software provider in fraud case.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member – Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • 2013 – 2014: Drug & Medical Device Committee (Seminar Planning Committee; Social Media Vice Chair); Women in the Law (Publications Chair)
    • 2012 – 2013: Drug & Medical Device Committee (Seminar Planning Committee; Young Lawyers Liaison); Trial Tactics Committee (Annual Meeting Vice Chair; Seminar Cross-Marketing Chair); Women in the Law Committee (Publications Vice Chair); Young Lawyers Committee (Supreme Court Chair)
    • 2011 – 2012: Drug & Medical Device Committee (Seminar Planning Committee; Young Lawyers Vice Liaison); Trial Tactics Steering Committee (Seminar Sponsorship Co-Chair; Young Lawyers Survival Skills Webcast Series Co-Chair); Women in the Law Committee (Sharing Success E-Newsletter Editor); Young Lawyers Committee (Webconference Chair)
    • 2010 – 2011: Trial Tactics Committee (Young Lawyers Liaison); Young Lawyers Committee (Vice Chair of Publications)
    • 2009 – 2010: Young Lawyers Committee (Chair of the Expert Witness Database)
    • 2008 – 2009: Young Lawyers Committee (Liaison for DRI's Appellate Advocacy Committee)
    • 2007 – 2008: Young Lawyers Committee (Vice Liaison for DRI's Appellate Advocacy Committee)
  • Member – Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi Bar Associations
  • Member – Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
    • ADLA Journal Editorial Board (2012 – present)
  • Member – American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Torts and Insurance Practice sections)
  • Member – Birmingham Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)
  • Member – Jackson Young Lawyers Association
  • Member – Mississippi's Capital Area Bar Association
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Admissions

  • Alabama, 2005
  • Mississippi, 2006
  • Tennessee, 2006
  • All U.S. District Courts in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2005, magna cum laude
    • Symposium Editor – Mississippi Law Journal
    • Member – Moot Court Board
    • Represented Ole Miss in the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A. and B.A., 2001, summa cum laude
    • International Business Program, General Business Administration 
    • Degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Spanish
    • G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Scholar
    • John Grisham Scholar