Meredith Crafton is a passionate and committed advocate, dedicated to social justice and environmental protection. Prior to joining Smith & Lowney in 2014, Meredith worked as the staff attorney and advocacy coordinator for Hanford Challenge, representing whistleblowers and working to further the safe and effective cleanup of our nation‘s most toxic nuclear waste site.
Meredith earned her J.D. and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy, with a focus on energy law from Vermont Law School in 2012. During law school, Meredith was a chair person for the Environmental Law Society and the Equal Justice foundation. She also worked in the Institute for Energy and the Environment, the South Royalton Legal Clinic, Conservation Law Foundation, and the Environment and Natural Resources Law Clinic.
Meredith has advocacy experience under a variety of state and federal statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Energy Reorganization act, and the Atomic Energy Act among others. Meredith has published a number of papers and book chapters on energy issues including energy justice, renewable energy policies, and smart grid implementation.
In addition to being a lawyer, Meredith is also a world champion rope jumper, circus performer, local food advocate, and outdoor adventurer. When not in the office, she is often playing in the mountains and rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
Meredith holds a B.A., in Sustainability Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.