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Rachel K. Meredith

Rachel K. Meredith

Helena, Montana
800-639-9850 (Toll free)

Ms. Meredith was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana, and has been practicing law since 2010. She holds a B.S. in Forest and Range Resource Management from the University of Montana, Missoula, and graduated from the University of Montana School of Law, also in Missoula.  Ms. Meredith's practice focuses on water rights adjudication and permitting, as well as natural resource, agriculture, and property law.  She appears before both state and federal administrative agencies on regulatory matters, is admitted to practice in both Montana state and federal courts, and has previously lobbied Montana state government for local government, agriculture, and private business interests.  Prior to her practice, Ms. Meredith worked for the Montana Stockgrowers Association as a natural resources legal intern and completed her clinical requirement with the United States Department of Agriculture's Office of General Counsel.  Ms. Meredith is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education courses on the subject of Montana water rights and has authored several publications on the subject.


Ms. Meredith draws on her practical experience and passion for natural resource management to assist agricultural and rural communities in navigating legal and regulatory challenges.  She continues to work on the family ranch in her spare time and enjoys exploring Montana's outdoors with her husband and two children.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2010

Areas of Practice

  • Water Law
  • Natural Resources Litigation
  • Property Law
  • Government Relations
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Agriculture Law

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2010


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • Juris Doctorate - 2010
  • University of Montana
    • Bachelor of Science - 2007
    • Major: Forest and Range Resource Management

Published Works

  • Due Diligence: The Buyer’s Checklist, 17th Annual Montana Water Law CLE, 2017
  • Ownership of Stockwater Rights on State and Federal Land, The Water Report, 154, 2016
  • Private Water Rights on State and Federal Lands, 16th Annual Montana Water Law CLE, 2016
  • Exempt from Filing Legislation—Update on New Procedures, 15th Annual Montana Water Law CLE, 2015
  • SB 355 Update—New Developments in Exempt Water, Montana Bar Association CLE Institute’s Annual Real Estate CLE, 2015
  • Current Issues in Adjudicating Existing Rights: SB 355 and Filing Exempt Water Rights, Montana Bar Association CLE Institute’s Recent Developments in Water and Oil & Gas Law, 2014
  • Montana Water Law Basics, Montana Land Laws CLE
  • WaterLAWged: Avoid Getting Soaked on Your Real Estate Transactions, Montana Bar Association CLE Institute’s Annual Real Estate CLE, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section
  • Montana Outfitters and Guides Association Education Institute, Board Member
  • Big Hearts Under the Big Sky, Auction Committee Chair
  • State Bar of Montana Water Law Section, Treasurer

Contact Information

Diamond Block Building 
44 West 6th Avenue, Suite 200
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 800-639-9850
Fax: 406-449-8443
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Red Lodge Office
23 North Broadway Avenue
Suite 206
Red Lodge, MT 59068
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