Meghan Cloud Senior Counsel

Meghan has represented corporations in state and federal courts in products liability cases and commercial litigation since beginning her career with McGuireWoods in 2004.

Her work with manufacturers and in the oil & gas, banking, communications, and transportation industries has involved disputes regarding construction and other contracts, premises liability, and ERISA and real estate matters. She has developed subspecialties in food safety, laws applicable to municipal airports and public authorities, and risk management for retirement communities.

Meghan’s community involvement has included service on non-profit boards, membership in local philanthropic organizations, grassroots activism, and extensive pro bono work. Before attending law school, she spent a number of years in the publishing industry.


Representation of a Fortune 50 subsidiary in a contractual dispute regarding intellectual property rights.

Representation of product manufacturers, communications companies, and landowners in premises liability, breach-of-contract, trespass, and tort actions.

In connection with the firm's representation of a multinational food manufacturer against thousands of products liability claims arising from a single incident, she briefed multiple motions for summary judgment and oppositions to motions to remand, which concentrated actions in the MDL court.

Handle real estate litigation for a Fortune 500 company engaged in energy transmission and distribution.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Virginia Law Review, 2004
  • Princeton University, AB, cum laude, 1994

Board Member, Charlottesville Scholarship Program

Member, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association

Member, Virginia State Bar

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Vendor Appeals Board, City of Charlottesville

  • West Virginia
  • Virginia

Named a "Future Star," Virginia, Benchmark Litigation, 2013, 2018

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Civil Litigation Defense, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Utilities, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2014

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