Meredith W. Germain is a founding member of Turner Ross Germain, LLC. Ms. Germain has practiced law for more than 20 years and is highly experienced in a wide variety of civil litigation matters.
In Ms. Germain’s local government practice, she has represented local governments as in-house as well as outside counsel positions. Ms. Germain’s responsibilities include drafting and presentation of local acts, ordinances, policies and procedures, advising and preparing legal opinions for elected and non-elected officials, and provides legal advice in the areas of zoning and land use, tax foreclosure and redemption proceedings, occupation tax certification, sign ordinance enforcement, code enforcement and community development. Ms. Germain has handled a variety of litigation on behalf of counties and municipalities in the areas of land use and zoning, constitutionality of ordinances, tax foreclosure and redemption, tax appeals, breach of contract, and landlord-tenant matters. Ms. Germain has also prosecuted blighted properties under municipalities nuisance abatement ordinances.
In Ms. Germain’s private client practice, she represents a variety of individual and corporate clients in civil litigation matters. She represents individuals and homeowner associations in zoning and land use matters as well as individuals in personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents and nursing home abuse cases, individuals and corporations in litigation regarding tax assessments and appeals and property tax exemptions, individuals in family law matters, and the best interests of the child as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem.
Ms. Germain engages in appellate advocacy. Her appellate practice is founded on the highest standards of written and oral advocacy. Ms. Germain has argued and won appeals in civil matters in state appellate courts.
Ms. Germain received her B.A. in Social Work from Providence College in 1995. Thereafter, she received her M.S.W. in Social Work in the Advanced Standing Program from New York University School of Social Work in 1996. Then, in 2001, she received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. Ms. Germain was an Articles Editor for the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, a Board Member of the Moot Court Association, the First Place Winner of the Nassau Academy of Law Moot Court Competition and on the Dean’s List.