Elke C. Meeùs

Associate

(405) 552-2298
elke.meeus@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

A former international journalist and press officer for more than a decade, Elke Meeùs draws upon her investigative research, fact-finding, professional communication, and interpersonal skills to represent clients primarily in a broad range of complex business and commercial lawsuits.

A portion of her practice is also focused on representing management exclusively in workplace disputes, workers’ compensation, and personal injuries arising from the employer-employee or borrowed servant relationship, including litigation in state and federal court courts, before regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters. In addition, her practice is devoted to the resolution of contractual disputes involving such issues as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, civil conspiracy and fraud claims, as well as False Claims Act-related actions. Another portion of her practice is heavily focused on construction and aerial spraying disputes involving such issues as negligence, trespass to land, and property damages.  Utilizing an aggressive motion practice, she has succeeded multiple times in persuading the court to dismiss her clients from lawsuits, with prejudice, at the motion to dismiss stage.

Elke’s achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (commercial litigation; construction litigation).

Elke graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she was a Merit Scholar, served as an editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review, was a three-time member of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team, and was named to the Order of the Barristers. She was also the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the OCU Pro Bono Service Award, OCU Public Interest & Exceptional Community Service Award, the Oklahoma Bar Association Financial Institutions & Commercial Law (FICL) Award, and four CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.

While pursuing her Juris Doctor, Elke gained valuable and diverse experience serving as a research assistant for an OCU Law professor, a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Suzanne Mitchell of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, a legal intern for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, and a Dean’s Summer Pro Bono Fellow for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma.

The Belgium native graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in information and communication from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1999 and worked as an international journalist at several radio and print media outlets in her home country, where she covered such topics as economics, European and international summits, and Belgian, Dutch, EU and international news and politics. Prior to relocating to the United States, she worked as a spokeswoman and French press officer for the European Parliament in Brussels.

Elke is fluent in English, French and Dutch and proficient in German.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal on all claims for client in Oklahoma state court in a multiple-defendant breach of contract and civil conspiracy case.
  • Obtained dismissal for client in two employment and labor/workers’ compensation federal court cases in Mississippi.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (commercial litigation; construction litigation)

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Sports

  • Oklahoma, 2020
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Oklahoma City University, 2020
    • Order of the Barristers; Notes & Case Comments Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review; Jessup International Moot Court Competition; Phi Delta Phi; Public Interest & Exceptional Community Service Award; Pro Bono Service Award; 4 CALI Awards
  • B.A. (Information and Communication), magna cum laude, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1999