Biography

Meghan S. Largent's primary focus is representing landowners nationwide whose property has been taken by the federal government without just compensation. In addition to establishing when the government is liable for taking land, Meghan’s practice centers largely on establishing the value of the land taken.

Meghan also focuses her practice on appellate litigation and commercial disputes. She has assisted in drafting dozens of appellate briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Eighth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts of Illinois and Appellate Court of Missouri.

Meghan also has experience in litigation before the United States Tax Court, ERISA, products liability, and toxic tort.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • University of Missouri at Columbia (B.J., cum laude, 2001)

Legal Background

  • Counsel, Arent Fox (2015-2019)
  • Adjunct professor, Washington University School of Law (Fall 2018, Fall 2019)
  • Associate, Arent Fox (2010-2015)
  • Associate, Lathrop & Gage (2008-2010)
  • Law clerk, Illinois Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Hon. Sue E. Myerscough (2006-2008)
  • Appellate Prosecutor's Office, State of Illinois (2005-2006)

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Eighth Circuit
    • Eleventh Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, Legal Advocates for Abused Women
  • Volunteer, Marygrove Young Professionals Board in St. Louis

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly "Up & Coming" Lawyer (2015)
  • Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award (2014)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Washington D.C) (2014-2016)
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