Law Firm Partner and Attorney
Meghan Keenholts is an accomplished and respected attorney whose commitment to professional excellence has earned her recognition by Super Lawyers as a 2014 “Rising Star” of Upstate New York - an honor bestowed upon an elite group comprised of the top 5% of all attorneys in New York State.
A Leader in the Legal Profession and the Community
A long-time resident of the Albany NY, Capital District Region, Meghan Rielly Keenholts earned the distinction of becoming the first female attorney hired by the firm since its founding in 1898 when she became an associate attorney in 2003.
Now a Partner of the prestigious E. Stewart Jones Law Firm in Troy, New York, Ms. Keenholts focuses her energy and expertise on the legal practice of representing individuals who have been seriously injured.
Ms. Keenholts graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School in May 2005. While at Albany Law School, she served as an Executive Editor of the Albany Law Review and as a Dean Thomas Sponsler Teaching Fellow. Ms. Keenholts graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University in May 1999, where she double-majored in English and Political Science. She has also studied in London and Washington, D.C. Ms. Keenholts is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Justinian Honor Societies. She is also a 2012 graduate of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Institute, a skills-based professional development program.
Prior to graduating from Law School, Ms. Keenholts worked as a law clerk for E. Stewart Jones. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Keenholts worked as an account executive for Sawchuk, Brown Associates, a public relations firm in Albany, and as a project assistant for Policy Research Associates in Delmar.
Law Practice Areas
A compassionate and committed negotiator, litigator and trial attorney, Ms. Keenholts’ legal practice specialty is dedicated to the representation of victims of injury or death due to negligence, malpractice and/or malicious acts.
- Medical Malpractice (on behalf of individuals and families)
- Wrongful Death (on behalf of individuals and families)
- Personal Injury
An Attorney Licensed to Practice New York State and Federal Courts
Ms. Keenholts is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (Albany to Plattsburgh).
Awards and Recognition
Meghan Keenholts’ passion for excellence clearly shows in everything she does. Her dedication and commitment are demonstrated by numerous professional and community recognitions, including:
- Phi Beta Kappa
- The Justinian Society
- 2012 Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute Graduate
- 2012 YWCA Resourceful Women’s Award in Management
- 2013 Super Lawyers Upstate New York “Rising Stars”
- Rensselaer County Bar Association
- Albany County Bar Association
- Saratoga County Bar Association
- Capital District Trial Lawyers’ Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Capital District Women’s Bar Association
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
- Troy Business Improvement District
Meghan Rielly Keenholts graduated from Bucknell University with an undergraduate degree, and Albany Law School in 2006.
Ms. Keenholts presently serves on the Board of Directors for:
- Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- YWCA of the Greater Capital Region
The YWCA of the Greater Capital Region honored Ms. Keenholts in 2012 with the Resourceful Women’s Award in Management.
She has previously served on the board of directors of Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region, and is a past member of the Junior League of Albany.
Work / Life Balance
Meghan Keenholts is fully engaged at all times and has an amazing ability to balance her work, home and community life. She takes her responsibilities to her clients very seriously, tirelessly working to achieve the best possible outcome. She is equally committed to her husband and children, and always finds the time and energy to act as a role model for her daughters, as an exceptional professional who has a heart for giving back to the community.
If you wish to engage Meghan Keenholts to review your Personal Injury case at no charge, please contact us today.