Meredith Odato Graham
Area of Emphasis
Meredith Odato Graham is an associate in the Environmental Services and the Energy & Natural Resources Groups of Babst Calland. She assists clients on a variety of environmental matters and focuses her practice on permitting and regulatory compliance issues arising under the Clean Air Act and state air quality programs.
In 2008, Ms. Graham graduated summa cum laude with distinction in research from Cornell University where she earned a B.S. in Natural Resources and focused her studies on Resource Policy and Management. Her work as a Cornell Presidential Research Scholar was published in the Journal of Forestry and her enthusiasm for environmental policy earned her the title of Morris K. Udall Scholar. She has since received multiple national awards recognizing her pursuit of an environmental law career.
Ms. Graham is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she earned a certificate in advanced study of environmental law, science and policy. She was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient and a Pitt Law Fellows Scholar. Ms. Graham served for three years as an elected class representative in the Student Bar Association and as the Class of 2011 Vice President. She was also an Articles Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and served in leadership positions for the Military Law Society and the Italian American Law Student Association. Her contributions to the Pitt Law community were acknowledged by her receipt of the School of Law Community Service Award. She also earned eight CALI Excellence for the Future Awards and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Ms. Graham has work experience with county, state and federal environmental agencies. She served as an intern in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Pittsburgh District) Office of Counsel during her final year of law school. Also during law school, Ms. Graham participated in the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a ministry and leadership program of Alliance Defending Freedom.
Memberships and Affiliations
Ms. Graham is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations. In 2012, the Office of the Governor appointed Ms. Graham to serve a four-year term on the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine. She also serves on the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association (UPLAA) Board of Governors and the Diocesan Pastoral Council for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Graham is a member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), Women’s Energy Network, Appalachia Chapter, and the Air & Waste Management Association, Allegheny Mountain Section. She is also involved with the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Legal Society.
- Enck, Jody and Odato, Meredith A., “Public Attitudes and Affective Beliefs about Early and Late-Successional Stages of the Great Northern Forest,” Journal of Forestry, Vol. 106 (7), October 2008.
Meredith Odato Graham
- Energy & Natural Resources
B.S. in Natural Resources, with a Focus on Resource Policy and Management, Cornell University, summa cum laude with distinction in research, '08
J.D., with a Certificate in Advanced Study of Environmental Law, Science and Policy, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, magna cum laude, '11