Meredith B. Castelli


(516) 355-9677



  • • Insurance Defense
  • • Motor Vehicle-related cases
  • • Premises Liability
  • • General Liability Defense
  • • New York Labor Laws
  • • Bodily Injury
  • • Medical Malpractice

Meredith B. Castelli is a highly respected associate at Harfenist Kraut & Perlstein LLP, with a robust background in general liability defense, including medical malpractice.

At the firm, Meredith focuses primarily on civil litigation, handling personal injury cases and contractual disputes. Her personal injury practice encompasses bodily injury, premises liability, New York Labor Law, and motor vehicle-related cases. In contractual disputes, she litigates the interpretation and enforcement of contractual terms, providing her clients with adept legal representation.

Since joining HKP, Meredith has played an active role as outside counsel for multiple municipalities. Her responsibilities in this capacity include conducting confidential investigations, leading collective bargaining negotiations, appearing before administrative agencies, and advising municipal governing bodies.

Meredith has also expanded her practice to include commercial litigation and defamation actions. Known for her meticulous attention to detail, she is frequently called upon to assist with discovery in document-intensive cases.

Handling her cases from inception to resolution, Meredith is involved in every stage of litigation, from discovery and site inspections to conducting and defending depositions and engaging in motion practice. Her thoroughness and strategic approach ensure that she builds the strongest possible cases for her clients.

Meredith’s strong negotiating skills and precision have earned her a stellar reputation, enabling her to form effective working relationships with both opposing and co-counsels. A straight shooter, Meredith prides herself on her honesty, openness with clients, and diligent case management.


  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., The Catholic University of America, 2003

Bar Qualifications

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York