Meredith McPhail
Associate Attorney

Meredith is a criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals in state and federal court in South Carolina.

Growing up, Meredith always wanted to serve others as a lawyer. She aspires to advocate for and stand with clients like they are family.

Meredith McPhail
Professional Experience

Throughout college and law school, Meredith interned at various legal offices, including organizations focused on criminal, family, immigration, and civil rights law.

In the summer of 2018, Meredith worked at the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center in New Orleans, where she helped prepare an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of Curtis Flowers, whose case was highlighted by the Peabody award-nominated podcast In the Dark.

From 2017 to 2019, Meredith worked with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in Kentucky prisons to ensure they received the necessary accommodations promised to them as part of a legal settlement with the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Before joining Adams & Bischoff, in 2019–2020, she clerked for the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Meredith graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016, where she received her undergraduate degree in English and Spanish with a minor in Human Rights. She is conversationally proficient in Spanish. At Southern Miss, Meredith was the inaugural inductee to the USM Speech & Debate Society’s Evelyn Gandy Hall of Fame.

Three years later, she graduated magna cum laude, fourth in her class, from the University of Michigan Law School. While at Michigan, Meredith published a scholarly work about the constitutional rights of people who are incarcerated, which garnered the Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution from the Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Associations, Memberships, & Recognitions
Meredith McPhail
Meredith McPhail
Adams & Bischoff
Criminal Defense Lawyers
171 Church St Charleston
SC 29401
(843) 277-0090 N/A