Meredith Rich-Chappell


Meredith Rich-Chappell was admitted to the Iowa Bar in September 2000 after graduating from University of Iowa College of Law, ranked sixth in her class of 240 with highest distinction.

Rich-Chappell published a written piece, Child’s Play or Sexual Harassment: School Liability for Peer Sexual Harassment Under Title IX, Journal of Gender, Race & Justice in 2000 in the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Linn County Bar Association and Iowa Defense Counsel Association. Rich-Chappell served on the Iowa County Attorneys Association from 2003 – 2013, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals from 2010 – 2013, the Sixth Judicial District Drug Treatment Court steering committee from 2006 – 2008, the Mason Ladd Inn of Court from 2004 – 2006 and the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division from 2000 – 2005. Before joining Lederer Weston Craig PLC, she practiced as the assistant Johnson County Attorney from 2003 – 2013, where she served as the first prosecutor for the Johnson County Drug Treatment Court.

Rich-Chappell earned her bachelor’s degrees, history and political science, from University of Iowa with highest distinction in both. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Linda K. Neuman of the Iowa Supreme Court from 2000 – 2001 and for the Honorable Harold D. Vietor of the Southern District of Iowa from 2000 – 2003.