Don C. Meade

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Email: dmeade@pcnmlaw.com

Practice Areas

Priddy, Cutler, Naake & Meade is the leading labor and employment law firm in Louisville, KY. Our lawyers are dedicated to the representation of organized labor, its leadership and members.
Our experienced attorneys have had numerous trials, arbitrations, and appeals and have litigated on behalf of thousands of employees and their unions.
We are committed to the mission of the American labor movement and improving the lives of working people and their families through fair treatment and equal rights for all employees, union or non-union.

Employee rights arise from federal and state laws that, over time, have established various rules that govern the employer-employee relationship.
More broadly viewed, the phrase is often used to refer to rights not explicitly mentioned in law but inferred from legal protections.

When you suffer injury in an auto, truck, motorcycle or boating accident, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you.

Attorneys Alton Priddy & Don Meade provide auto accident victims with the professional and ethical representation needed to protect your legal rights, pay your medicals and help you receive any punitive compensatory damages you are entitled to.

Accidents happen, but many times those accidents cause severe physical or psychological injuries that may result in incapacitation.

When accidents occur due to the negligence or fault of others, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose negligent conduct caused the injury compensation.

We provide accidental injury victims with the professional and ethical representation needed to protect your legal rights, pay your medicals and help you receive any punitive compensatory damages you are entitled to.

Our firm has become known to law enforcement over many years due to representation of numerous FOP lodges throughout the state. Our reputation resulted from the career work of my partner, Mark Miller, with whom I started our firm 26 years ago as Miller & Meade PSC. Mark left our firm effective May 3, 2010, as a consequence of some life and career choices that caused him to chart a new direction, joining the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.

Throughout those many years, I worked with Mark as a backup on cases involving the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights (KRS 15.520), collective bargaining issues and strategies, representation of both individual officers and FOP’s for advice, counsel and litigation. My own public safety experience includes representing the Louisville EMS worker union (EMSEA) for a decade prior to their merger with the Fire Department. I negotiated their contracts, handled grievances and arbitrations, worked with the Board of Alderman as a part of their political strategy, and went to Frankfort as their lobbyist to get the definition of hazardous duty employment changed so they could be added for pension purposes. This was the big incentive for joining the fire department. It proved successful, but I lost them as a client as a consequence when they became part of the Firefighter’s Union. I have in years past represented the Teamsters, Local 783, (currently represented by my partner Scott Miller) and the Fireman & Oilers in public sector bargaining. I have also represented employees of state corrections before the personnel board.

I have done extensive work in the public sector and in dealing with issues of first importance to law enforcement and public safety employees. I am proud to have the opportunity to now represent Bluegrass Lodge 4, out of Lexington, and Corrections Lodge 77, in Metro Government, the second and third largest FOP organizations in the state, which have elected to remain with our firm after Mark’s departure.

We take great pride in representing these honored professions, and frequently assist public safety employees ranging from executive level supervisors to probationary employees just entering the profession.

A “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” is the generic term for an injury which occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. It includes falls as a result of water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or hard to see hole in the ground.

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that in 2004, more than 8 million people were injured in falls.

Our teachers are too often unfairly disciplined for the shortcomings of our school systems caused by poor student performance and school administrators pressured to find blame.

Our attorneys provide teachers the legal representation necessary to fight disciplinary abuse by school administrators.

Other Accomplishments

Don has fought against abuse of power, unjust treatment and discrimination on behalf of labor unions, consumer groups, working people, teachers, corporate officers, non-profits, university professors and people from diverse careers. He advocates against discrimination in all areas of civil rights whether for nursing mothers, LGBTQ, disabled, religious minorities or the ever present race discrimination. He is a trial lawyer in federal and state courts and tribunals, and has achieved jury verdicts and appellate victories in numerous cases. His practice includes Wage and Hour violations; Workers Compensation; protecting injured employee’s rights to return to work and for FMLA leave; representing those injured from auto accidents or the negligence of others. He is peer rated AV Preeminent for skill and ethics through Martindale-Hubble, has been recognized in Kentucky SuperLawyers and as a Best Lawyer through Louisville Magazine.


Don Meade grew up in Paintsville, in eastern Kentucky and received his Bachelor of Arts at Eastern Kentucky University. He had the good fortune to marry a big city girl and has made Louisville his home, receiving his Law Degree from the University of Louisville in 1982.


In 1984, I set out to form a practice devoted to representing working men and women and their unions. Over the 30 years of my law practice, I am proud of the law firm which we have built, with our other partners, to realize that vision. We now have nine attorneys, all accomplished in the various fields of labor law, employment litigation and accidental injury law in which we concentrate and have earned our reputation.

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky; U. S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky;
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky;
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals;

Bar Associations:
Kentucky Chapter of Plaintiff Employment Lawyers; Kentucky Justice Academy (trial lawyers association); former past president of both Louisville and Kentucky Bar Sections on Employment Law


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