Meta is a member of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and focuses her practice on drug and device litigation and general litigation. She has second chaired trials and been a significant member of various trial teams.  

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2009

Civic Involvement

  • Boys and Girls Club of Gulfport
    • Board Member, 2011-2015

Distinctions

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2013-2015
  • Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2014
  • Leadership Mississippi, Class of 2014

Education & Honors

  • University of Florida, J.D., 2009
    • Am Jur Award, Trial Practice
  • Howard University, M.A., 2005
  • Tougaloo College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003

Experience

  • Defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country.
  • Montalbo v. Orkin, LLC, Circuit Court of Harrison County – Second chair in 4-day jury trial; defense verdict (2015).
  • Smith v. The Cato Corporation, Circuit Court of Hinds County – Second chair in 3-day jury trial; defense verdict (2013).
  • Assisted the Trial Team in the following cases:
  • Bindom v. McNeil – Two-week trial in the Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (2016). 
  • Hunt v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Two-week trial in the USDC, Eastern District of Louisiana (2014).
  • Five-week trial in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Plymouth, Massachusetts on behalf of Johnson & Johnson in a product liability case involving an ibuprofen product (2013).
  • Ten-week trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.on behalf of Johnson & Johnson in a product liability case involving an ibuprofen product (2011).

Papers, Presentations, & Publications