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Meredith appears in the
Top 100 Attorneys magazine.

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Meredith Woods Carpenter

Meredith Woods Carpenter is a fiercely dedicated family law attorney in Birmingham, Alabama, specializing in the areas of domestic relations, adoption, juvenile court, domestic violence, and mediation, among others. It’s a commitment that began decades ago as she was pursuing a degree in special education and continued throughout her career as a social worker with the Department of Human Resources. Today, she marks over a decade as the leader of Meredith Carpenter Law, LLC, a thriving law practice on a mission to provide compassionate care and unique solutions for families. “I went into law because I saw that families were in situations where they didn’t have the services or resources that they needed, or a legal advocate who knew the challenges they faced,” she says.

Meredith launched her namesake firm in 2011, inspired by the opportunity to create brighter futures for others. Whether navigating through a divorce or maneuvering the complexities of juvenile court and the child welfare system for parents in jeopardy of losing their children, Meredith is dedicated to getting results with the least amount of stress as possible for her clients. In pursuit of this mission, she’s equal parts litigator and mediator. “Mediation often helps people settle cases without having to go to trial and helps get them a settlement that’s best for them, instead of leaving it up to the court system to decide what’s best for their family,” she explains.

It’s this devotion to families and children that had her recognized among both Top Ranking Family Law Firms by American Association of Attorney Advocates and Top 10 Family Law Attorneys by Best of the Best Attorneys in 2021, and as a 2021-2022 Susan G Komen Advocacy Ambassador. But, it’s not the accolades that drive Meredith. “That I can see a child that thrives in a situation that I know I helped them achieve, these are the people who drive me every day,” she says.

Meredith holds a Juris Doctor from Birmingham School of Law, and a Master’s in Social Work and Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Alabama.

Meredith Woods Carpenter

Owner & Attorney — Meredith Carpenter Law, LLC




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