Meghan Smith


Meghan McElligott is an associate at the firm’s New York office. Her area of focus is representing clients in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.


She received her Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2020. While there, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal. She also had the opportunity to attend the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland as a student observer. The article she wrote as a student, A Framework for Responsible Solar Panel Waste Management in the United States, was published in the January 2020 edition of the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal. She remains passionate about environmental justice.


Before joining Peiffer Wolf, Meghan spent her time as a Staff Attorney at Legal Assistance of Western New York where she practiced elder law, unemployment insurance benefits law, and family law.


Prior to law school, Meghan attended the State University of New York College at Geneseo. She graduated with a degree in Geography and a minor in History. While at Geneseo, she had the opportunity to study abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.


Meghan is a member of the New York State Bar and is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). In her free time, she enjoys crafting and hiking with her dog, Linus.


Practice areas:

• Securities Fraud



• A Framework for Responsible Solar Panel Waste Management in the United States, 5 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 475 (2020)


Bar Admissions

• New York


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University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York College at Geneseo, B.A. Geography

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