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.
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;
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