Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Meredith S. Hudgens

Partner - Chicago


Bar Admissions: Illinois; Missouri; Wisconsin; U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U. S. District Courts, Southern District of Illinois

Practice Groups: Product Liability; Toxic/Mass Tort; Environmental; Insurance Defense; Business & Corporate

Education: Southern Illinois University, B.A., Political Science and Journalism, 2003; John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2006

Memberships: American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association; Wisconsin Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association


Meredith S. Hudgens, a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Chicago office, focuses her practice in product liability, insurance defense, toxic tort, mass litigation and environmental law, and has supervised, strategized and coordinated the defense for both local and national clients.  In addition, she has been retained as discovery, national, regional and local counsel for manufacturers throughout the United States.  

Meredith has defended matters from case inception through trial in both state and federal jurisdictions including Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Virginia. Locally, she has supervised and defended numerous clients with cases in Illinois counties including Cook, Madison, McLean and St. Clair.  She is adept and efficient at developing, presenting and defending corporate and expert witnesses.

Meredith also handles transactional matters for both established corporations and start-ups, encompassing all aspects of incorporation,  business sales and contracts, including service, employment, non-compete contracts and non-disclosure agreements. 


February 4, 2019
Four Named to Illinois Rising Stars® List

Attorneys Claire C. Kossmann, Meredith S. Hudgens, Michael T. Antikainen and Katie M. Pritchard have again been named to the Illinois Rising Stars® list.


January 25, 2018
Kossmann, Hudgens and Antikainen Named to 2018 Illinois Rising Stars® List

Attorneys Claire C. Kossmann, Meredith S. Hudgens and Michael T. Antikainen from the firm's Chicago office have again been named to the Illinois Rising Stars® list.


January 8, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of seven partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of eight attorneys to its Partnership.



  • Illinois Rising Star®,  2015-2019
  • Daily Law Bulletin, Emerging Lawyer, 2015-2016
  • Top Civil Defense Lawyer, 2016


  • Gospel Justice - How to Involve Lawyers in Doing Justice - April 5, 2016


  • Founder, Just City Legal Clinic, Rogers Park, Chicago
  • Volunteer attorney, Administer Justice


  • Board of Directors, Good News Partners, Chicago
  • Volunteer, Breakthrough Ministries, Chicago
  • Former President, Sigma Kappa Sorority's Housing Corporation, Southern Illinois University
  • Small group leader, Park Community Church, Chicago