With a degree in architectural engineering and real-world experience in the construction industry, Meredith Metaxas has lived in the world her clients occupy and leverages that knowledge to further their goals. As a member of our firm’s transactional team, Meredith provides research, drafting, and strategic support to the firm’s transactional team and clients. Her background gives her a unique perspective on construction contracts, allowing her to quickly identify potential issues and provide practical solutions.
One of Meredith’s greatest strengths is her insatiable curiosity. She describes herself as “obnoxiously intellectually curious” and loves to learn about everything, including her client’s business, priorities, and concerns. This enables her to provide tailored and effective contracts that are easy to understand, balance risks, and set her clients and their projects up for success.
Prior to joining Allensworth, Meredith was a star at Emory University School of Law, earning her J.D. with honors, qualifying for the Dean’s List, winning a Merit Scholarship, and serving as a Dean’s Teaching Fellow (as selected by Emory’s administration). She was also an Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal and President of the Emory Chapter of the American Constitution Society. In her final semester of law school, Meredith interned for the Honorable Catherine M. Salinas, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
For her undergraduate degree, Meredith attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors, and minoring in English (because two degrees weren’t quite good enough.) Plan II is a small, highly competitive, interdisciplinary honors program unique to UT Austin that allows students to study in small cohorts and explore a broad range of classical topics including philosophy, sciences, foreign languages, and literature. At UT, she won many honors, including a Merit Scholarship; the title of Distinguished Graduate with Honors in Plan II; a Plan II Model Thesis Award—and she was granted Membership in Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Epsilon honors societies. She was also active in several groups, including the Texas Orange Jackets Selection Board and Vice-President of the Plan II Students Association.
During college, Meredith focused her studies on courses that would prepare her for a career in general contracting and engineering. She studied concrete design, geotechnical engineering, project estimation and scheduling, and building systems. If you’re wondering whether this gives her a unique experience edge against other construction lawyers, trust your instincts. But she didn’t stop her construction education in the classroom.
Meredith has worked for multiple construction and design firms in a wide variety of roles. Following graduation from UT Austin, she was a Preconstruction Engineer at Turner Construction, developing project estimates and bid packages, evaluating subcontractor financial risk, drafting contract changes, and finalizing scopes of work during the preconstruction phase. That was after she interned with a local construction firm and a midsized architecture firm. Prior to graduation, Meredith also participated in UT’s Emerging Technologies Program in London, where she had the opportunity to learn from industry leaders at firms such as Foster + Partners, BuroHappold, Arup, WSP, AECOM, Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
In her free time, Meredith looks for any opportunity to learn something new, be it through reading all kinds of books or consuming documentaries and podcasts. She and her husband, Thanos, also try to spend as much of their time as possible traveling (particularly to Greece) and trying new restaurants. With any remaining time, Meredith also enjoys photography, bouldering, gaming, and spending time with her dog, Beau, and cat, Bella.
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (2022-Present)
- State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section | Member (Present)
- State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Section | Member (Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member (2022-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (2022-Present)
- Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association | Member (2022-Present)
- J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law (2022)
- Emory Law Journal, Articles Editor
- Dean’s Teaching Fellow
- Dean’s List
- Judicial Intern to the Honorable Catherine M. Salinas, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Georgia (2022)
- Albany State University’s Criminal Justice Journal, Comment Author (2022)
- B.S., Architectural Engineering Honors, University of Texas at Austin (2016)
- Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
- B.A., with honors, Plan II, University of Texas at Austin (2016)
- Distinguished Graduate with Special Honors in Plan II
- Model Thesis Award
- Dean’s List
Licenses & Certifications
- Supreme Court of Texas