Judge Amanda L. Meredith
Judge Amanda L. Meredith was nominated by the President of the United States in
June 2017. She subsequently was confirmed by the United States Senate and
appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in
For more than 12 years prior to her appointment, Judge Meredith worked for the Republican staff of the United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Most recently, she served from 2015 to 2017 as the Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel for Chairman Johnny Isakson. She served as General Counsel from 2008 to 2015 and as Benefits Counsel from 2005 to 2008 under Ranking Member Richard Burr and Chairman/Ranking Member Larry Craig. During this time, she was responsible for legislative and oversight activities regarding a wide range of veterans' issues and assisted Members of Congress in enacting numerous laws to help improve the benefits and services for our nation's veterans.
Prior to joining the staff of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Judge Meredith worked for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for more than seven years. While at the Court, she served from 2004 to 2005 as the Director of the Court's Task Force for Backlog Reduction, a team of experienced attorneys dedicated to reducing the inventory of pending appeals. From 2000 to 2004, she was the Executive Attorney to Chief Judge Kenneth Kramer, serving as the principal legal advisor to the Chief Judge regarding all judicial functions; supervising the chambers law clerks; and managing the chambers caseload. She served from 1997 to 2000 as a judicial law clerk to Judge Kramer.
Judge Meredith graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School, where she was a member of the Buffalo Law Review.