Meghan R. Keenholts, Partner

Meghan R. Keenholts, PartnerMedical Malpractice

Personal Injury

Product Liability

Wrongful Death

mkeenholts@joneshacker.com
518-247-5820

Meghan has earned a reputation as a compassionate, yet fierce, advocate for her clients, intent on achieving the best possible outcome

More About Meghan


Meghan is a founding partner at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm, where she focuses her legal practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured, with a primary focus on medical malpractice law.  Meghan previously worked as an attorney at E. Stewart Jones Law Firm, where, upon graduation from law school, she had the distinction of becoming the first female attorney hired by the firm since its founding in 1898.

Meghan personally handles and oversees all stages of her client’s cases, from initial client contact through discovery, trial and appeals, ensuring that throughout the litigation each case is fully investigated and strategically developed in order to maximize monetary recoveries for her clients.

She has earned the respect of clients, colleagues, adversaries, and courts for her legal acumen, work ethic, advocacy skills, and passion.

In addition to medical malpractice cases, Meghan handles motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, dog bite, worksite accident, product liability, and other cases on behalf of seriously injured individuals and their families, achieving the same exceptional results.

Bar Admissions


State of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Education


Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University
Justinian Honor Society

Albany Law Review, Executive Editor
Dean Thomas Sponsler Teaching Fellow

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Bucknell University
Phi Beta Kappa

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute

Experience


Mediated a multi-million dollar settlement against a hospital for negligent maintenance and operation of the heart-lung bypass machine
Mediated a 1.95 million dollar settlement against a municipality for negligent operation of a police vehicle
Achieved a 1.75 million dollar settlement in product liability case against automobile manufacturer for negligently designed seatbelt restraint system
Negotiated a 1 million dollar settlement against a hospital for negligence due to improper training and surgical technique

Awards & Recognition


Best Lawyers (2016-2020)
“Lawyer of the Year,” Medical Malpractice, Plaintiffs – Albany, Best Lawyers (2017)
“Lawyer of the Year,” Product Liability, Plaintiffs – Albany, Best Lawyers (2018, 2019)
Super Lawyer,  (2014-2020)
“Rising Star,” (Upstate New York), Super Lawyers (2013)

Professional Affiliations


Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Appellate Division, Third Department, Character and Fitness Committee, Member
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Capital District Women’s Bar Association
Albany County Bar Association
Rensselaer County Bar Association

Community Involvement


Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Director (2020 -present)
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Director (2013-2015)
Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region, Director (2007-2010)