Thomas E. Meade

Attorney & Mediator

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present


Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A.
  • Practice focus in family law and domestic relations
  • Litigate divorce cases, custody cases (Common Pleas, Domestic Relations, Juvenile) and other post decree matters
  • Represent clients in divorce, dissolution, custody trials, post decree matters, mediation, settlement, and other matters (1st Chair)
  • Draft Separation Agreements, Decrees, Shared Parenting Plans, Entries, Antenuptials, Wills, and other legal documents
  • Legal writing of motions, memoranda, practice articles
  • Assist litigation for high net-worth cases by issuing discovery, preparing exhibits, and interfacing with clients (2nd Chair)
  • Appellate law practice at the state level and Federal law practice
  • Legal research on Lexis Nexis and CaseMaker, utilize Family Law Software for scenarios
  • Estate Planning by preparing Wills
May 2005 - May 2011

Federal Mediator - Conciliation Specialist

U.S. Department of Justice
  • Drafted memoranda, briefs, and intra-agency communications 
  • Legal research and analysis on national case work priorities
  • Trained law enforcement agencies on legal standards of probable cause and other criminal procedure issues
  • Assisted law enforcement with large scale public demonstrations through contingency planning, self marshal training, and community partnership
  • Conducted complex mediation involving various governmental and community entities such as city governments, school districts, police departments and national civil rights organizations
  • Addressed disputes under The Civil Rights and Hate Crimes Prevention Acts
  • Facilitated dialogues and forums addressing widespread conflict
  • Outstanding Merit Award recipient for all years of service


2002 - 2005

Juris Doctor

American University, Washington College of Law
  • Criminal and Civil Trial Practicum
  • Paris/Geneva International Law Program (European Union Law and Human Rights)
2000 - 2002

Bachelor of Arts (History)

James Madison University
  • Dean’s List (1998 -2001 at University of Cincinnati, transfer student ineligible for honors recognition)
  • Student Government Senator


Jan 2009 - Present

Ohio State Bar License

The Supreme Court of Ohio
Active - Good Standing
Feb 2014 - Present

Collaborative Practioner

Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Certified to practice collaborative law
Oct 2011 - Present

Accredited Family/Divorce Mediator

The Supreme Court of Ohio
40 Hour Family Law Specialized Training, Domestic Abuse Screening
Apr 2007 - Present

Missouri State Bar License

The Supreme Court of Missouri
Inactive - Good Standing
Sep 2007 - Present

Kansas State Bar License

The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas
Inactive - Good Standing


Civil litigation in Domestic Relations Court, Juvenile Court, Municipal Court, and Ohio's First District Court of Appeals
Legal Writing and Research
Motions, Memoranda, Entries, Discovery, Agreements, Decrees, and other legal documents; Lexis Nexis, Casemaker, Hamilton Co. Law Library
Family Law
Divorce, Dissolution, Custody, Support, Property, Antenuptial Agreements and other related issues

Draft Separation Agreements, review business contracts as part of company valuations and divisions, interface with financial institutions and clients to develop lending contracts and other documents

Civil Rights Law

Civil Rights mediation and training, with a focus on Title VII issues and the HCPA

Juvenile Law
Custody, Parentage, Support, and other related issues
Probate Law
Wills, Trust, Adoptions, Guardianship, and other related issues
Multi-party, couple, high conflict, shuttle diplomacy, facilitative, evaluative, formal agreements, informal dialogues and other resolutions
Collaborative Law
Member of the IACP and CACP and participant in the mentoring program with advanced training in collaborative financial planning and other areas