Meghan S. Largent helps lead Lewis Rice’s Federal Takings & Rails to Trails Practice Group, where she represents landowners across the country whose property has been taken by the federal government. When the federal government converts an abandoned railroad corridor into a public park or trail, she works with affected individuals to establish that the government is liable for seizing their land and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Meghan has spent most of her career pioneering this area of the law and secured awards for landowners worth millions of dollars.

Meghan also manages appellate litigation and commercial disputes on behalf of her clients. She has experience litigating before the United States Tax Court and has handled claims related to direct condemnation, breach of contract, products liability and toxic tort.

Practice Areas


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

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Media "The POWER List: Commercial & Consumer Litigation 2023"
  • Missouri Lawyers Media "The POWER List: Commercial & Consumer Litigation 2022"
  • Missouri Lawyers Media "Up & Coming" Lawyer (2015)
  • Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award (2014)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Washington D.C., (2014-2016)

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)


  • 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

  • Marygrove
  • Life House Youth Center