Meredith Williamson, J.D.
Elder Care Author
- Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oregon State Bar, and California State Bar
- Legal editor of the Oregon State Bar’s 2012 publication Legal Issues for Older Adults
- Board member with the Senior Provider Information Network
Meredith Williamson is the managing attorney of NW Estate Law, LLC, a boutique law firm in Portland Oregon. She focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration, and elder law including guardianship, conservatorship, Medicaid, and long-term care planning.
Meredith earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1998 where she volunteered as Treasurer for the Order of Omega Honor Society, acted as the Judicial Affairs Co-Chair with the Panhellenic Council, and was a member of the Multi-Cultural Association. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2001 where she volunteered as Fundraising Coordinator for the International Law Society, interned with the Public Defender, Dependency Division of San Diego County, and clerked for Honorable Ronald D. Thom with the Clackamas County Circuit Court.
Before opening NW Estate Law, she worked in California as a litigation attorney then, upon return to Oregon, co-owned and managed a company dedicated to helping seniors and their families find resources. Meredith combined her knowledge of senior services with her law degree and started her own law firm.
Providing resources and education is an important part of Meredith’s mission. She participates in a free legal clinic at a local Day Center and has done dozens of talks both directly to people who need services and those that work with seniors, including the Oregon Health Care Association, Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. She has also worked closely with the Oregon Senior Referral Agency on Oregon House Bill 2661, focused on protecting seniors working with long-term care referral services.
Meredith is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oregon State Bar, and California State Bar. She is the legal editor of the Oregon State Bar’s 2012 publication Legal Issues for Older Adults, a contributor to the Oregon State Bar’s podcast, Oregon State Bar LegalLinks, and The Senior List. She is a board member with the Senior Provider Information Network and volunteers with the parent-teacher association at her children’s school.