John Meadows
914 Legacy Park Road
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Work Phone: (615)773-5603
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JOHN LYONS MEADOWS 914 Legacy Park Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 615.773.5603 (H), 615.708.0229 (cell); e-mail: EDUCATION CECIL C. HUMPHREYS SCHOOL OF LAW, Memphis, Tennessee Juris Doctoris, cum laude, May, 1998 Top 15%, HONORS: Moot Court Board: Justice (1997 & 98) (wrote section of bench brief which was approved by faculty and judged competitions in 1997 Advanced Moot Court competition; judged 1998 First Year Moot Court competitions); Dean’s Award for Excellence (highest grade in class): Jurisprudence, Fair Employment Practices, Administrative Law; Second Best Trial Notebook: 1998 Mock Trial Competition. ACTIVITIES: Advanced Moot Court (1996), Mock Trial (1997 & 98), Negotiation and Client Counseling (as a first year at Washington University School of Law) competitions, Phi Alpha Delta, New Student Orientation Leader. CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL, Claremont, California Master of Arts, Political Science, May, 1994 3.9/4.0 GPA, HONORS: Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary). VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, Tennessee Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Classics, May, 1991 3.2/4.0 GPA, HONORS: Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary), Eta Sigma Phi (Classics Honorary), Dean’s List, The History of American Foreign Policy Thesis Competition: Second Place. ACTIVITIES: Residential Hall President, Residential Judiciary Vice President, Prison Project. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE LAW OFFICES OF HUGH GREEN, Lebanon, Tennessee, Current Associate All areas of domestic, criminal, personal injury, workers compensation, civil rights, business, employment, tort, and general litigation including jury and bench trials, appellate briefs, extensive research, motions, trial preparation, depositions (both expert and lay witnesses), witness interviews, expert retention, case assessment, and extensive client contact. Assist in hiring and retention of staff as well as other administrative aspects of prominent law office. THE HONORABLE COMER DONNELL, PUBLIC DEFENDER, FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, Lebanon, Tennessee, 2002 to 2004 Special Assistant Public Defender Represented indigent defendants on contract basis in the Wilson County General Sessions Courts and Wilson County Criminal Courts. Conducted client and witness interviews. Assisted in jury trials and all aspects of volume criminal defense practice. MANIER & HEROD, Nashville, Tennessee, Winter 2001 to Winter 2002 Associate All areas of general litigation, workers compensation defense, and commercial collections practice. Court appearances throughout Middle Tennessee. KING & BALLOW, Nashville, Tennessee, Winter 2000 to Winter 2001 Contract Associate (One Year) All areas of largely defense practice consisting of employment, collections, commercial paper, administrative, and commercial litigation. Produced publication articles and speeches. BULLOCK, FLY & HORNSBY, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Spring 99 to Winter 2000 Associate All areas of general practice. Court appearances throughout Middle Tennessee. MARTIN W. BROWN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Memphis, Tennessee, Fall 97 to Spring 99 Clerk/Associate Assisted in commercial litigation, leasing, corporate, and transactional work for attorney specializing in commercial real estate. Researched and drafted legal documents and client correspondence. Communicated with clients and counsel. Appeared at motion hearings, settlements, and pretrial conferences. HILL BOREN, P.C., Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Tennessee, Summer 97. Clerk Assisted in pre-trial preparation. Drafted legal documents and client correspondence. Conducted client interviews and extensive legal research. Created research paper on Tennessee Employment Law which was used in CLE course taught by senior attorney. EDWIN G. SADLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cookeville, Tennessee, Summer 96. Clerk Assisted in pre-trial preparation, drafting of legal documents, and client interviews and correspondence. Conducted legal research and performed general office duties. Created database of voters and targeted letters in campaign for General Sessions Judge of Putnam County, Tennessee. INSURANCE MARKETING & MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Santa Monica, California, Fall 94 to Summer 95. Company Programs Coordinator Coordinated, maintained, and expanded database of insurance companies and products for inclusion on CD-ROM. Maintained overall editorial and factual integrity of CD-ROM production. Met all production deadlines. • Graduate of NITA jury trial skills program in Louisville, CO and ATLA Direct Examination College. Congressional Intern for U.S. Representative Bart Gordon in Washington, D.C. Member of Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and Tennessee Association for Justice. Native of Gainesboro, Tennessee. REFERENCES The Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr. Circuit Judge, Fifteenth Judicial District 200 Red Boiling Springs Road P.O. Box 112 Lafayette, TN 37083 (615) 666-9324 The Honorable Charles B. Tatum General Sessions Judge, Wilson County, Tennessee 105 E. High Street P.O. Box 93 Lebanon, TN 37088-0093 (615) 444-9537 The Honorable Comer L. Donnell Fifteenth Judicial District Public Defender 213 N. Cumberland P.O. Box 888 Lebanon, TN 37088-0888 (615) 443-2771 Terry Hill Chairman of the Executive Committee Manier & Herod One Nashville Place, Suite 2200 150 Fourth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37129 (615) 742-9310 Douglas Pierce Partner King & Ballow 315 Union Street Suite 1100 Nashville, Tennessee 37201 (615) 726-5521

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TBA Membership Status: Member : 2015 - 2016
Legal Education: Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Year Licensed: 1999
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1999
Section Membership(s): Criminal Justice Section, Family Law Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Civil Rights, Criminal Law - Defense, Elder Law, Family Law, General Practice, Government, Insurance Law, Juvenile Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Probate & Trust Law, Product Liability Law, Tort & Personal Injury, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate