Merideth Q. (Harness) McEntire practices employment litigation with an emphasis on wage-and-hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Ms. McEntire is relentless in her pursuit of justice for clients against employers who commit wage theft. She learned the value of hard work early in life from growing up on a family cattle farm in Kansas. She is a tireless advocate for clients who deserve to be paid for the work they have performed.
Ms. McEntire attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where she graduated cum laude with Distinction in politics. Following graduation, Ms. McEntire worked in recruiting and employee relations for several companies in St. Louis, Missouri, and Nashville, Tennessee.
She returned to Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and graduated in 2007 with Honors. In law school, Ms. McEntire was the recipient of multiple academic scholarships, served on the UALR Law Review editorial board as the National Conference of Law Reviews Editor and clerked for several Little Rock firms.
Upon graduation from law school, Ms. McEntire began an adventure with her husband, an active duty Army officer, and moved to Hawaii for five years where she had the opportunity to practice law on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii. Ms. McEntire’s practice focused on workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, insurance coverage and civil litigation. She successfully investigated and prosecuted insurance fraud and obtained favorable decisions and settlements in numerous contentious cases.
Ms. McEntire currently resides with her family in San Antonio and practices in Texas.
- Hendrix College, B.A. cum laude with Distinction in Politics (1998)
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D. with Honors (2007)
- Hawaii, 2007 (voluntarily inactive)
- North Carolina, 2016
- Texas, 2017
- Hawaii Supreme Court, 2007
- U.S. District Court for District of Hawaii, 2007
- Texas Supreme Court, 2017
- U.S. District Court for Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, 2019
- U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri, 2019
- U.S. District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2019
- Northern District of Texas
Past & Present Associations:
- Military Spouse J.D. Network
- Hawaii State Bar Association