Thomas Meade

Associate Attorney

Dayton divorce attorney Thomas MeadeFollowing law school, Cincinnati divorce attorney Thomas Meade worked as a mediator in the Department of Justice. There, he picked up invaluable problem-solving skills that have come in handy as he honed his focus on practicing family law.

“I have always valued interpersonal application of the law and I consider myself a problem-solver,” Mr. Meade said. “… Applying those problem-solving skills to an area that really needs it, family law, was an initial motivation of mine. For the sake of my clients, I want to be not only the best litigator I can be, but more importantly the best problem-solver I can be.”

Going through a divorce can be overwhelming and difficult to grasp everything that is happening. Mr. Meade carefully explains minutiae of family law to his clients and promises to guide them through each step of the process.

“We all have a sense of fairness,” Mr. Meade said. “That is not something you need to check at the door for this process, but you must subordinate it to the law. My role in this process is to help you understand the impact of the law and help determine an outcome that is acceptable and comports, to the extent possible, to your innate sense of fairness.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Meade is licensed to practice in Ohio, Missouri and Kansas.


Mr. Meade received his Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University. He earned his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Meade was a federal mediator for the first several years following law school. He then transitioned into family law and has had an exclusive practice in domestic relations issues for the past four years.


Mr. Meade is a member of the Ohio State Bar, the Missouri State Bar and the Kansas State Bar.


Mr. Meade was recognized in 2015 and 2016 as an Ohio Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Presenter at the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Institute, April 2015
  • Quoted in the June/July 2014 issue of Cincy Magazine on the changing nature of family law



“I really like Tom and have enjoyed working with him. I actually believe retaining with your firm may have scared opposing party into an uncontested divorce.  She reached out to Cordell as well, but I’d already retained your services. I really appreciate everything that Tom has done for me. I don’t feel like I’m alone in this anymore.”


“Tom is great! He has walked me through every scenario imaginable. I am very happy with the way Tom works and his process. … He’s surprisingly personable and always breaks everything down for me. He has a great personality which makes him easy to work with. I have already referred a few people to Tom.  He is just a great guy!”


“Tom has been fantastic [and] great at giving useful advice. Working with Tom makes me feel like I’m receiving a very personal service, and [I] don’t feel like a number.”


“Thomas was very astute with the idea of fairness for all, and that has to be a strong thing for him to do. He seemed to be very well balanced in that area, and it shows he has a soul! He always told it like it was too. He did not lead me off into a corner of bias. He was a man that exercised fairness in everything we discussed. He is sure knowledgeable for his youthfulness. He’s a very deserving young attorney and has a bright future in front of him”


“It’s refreshing to have an attorney that truly seems to be interested in my case and my opinion. The whole staff has been more than helpful and professional. … Thanks again to Mr. Meade and staff.”


“Thomas always seems very engaged in my case. I realize that he has other clients and can get very busy with other tasks, but whenever we are engaged in conversation or corresponding he makes me feel like I’m the only case he’s working on. I really appreciate that about him.”


“Tom has been great. He’s responsive, knowledgeable and personable. He has been a great asset for me in a difficult time.”


“Tom is very user friendly.  I genuinely believe Tom is truly concerned with my case. Our conversations are very thorough and detailed. He is very empathetic to what I’m going through. I really like working with both Tom and his paralegal … Tom has a very pleasant demeanor but also does well maintaining control. He consistently carries through on what he promises and what I ask from him. I can’t say enough good things! I really feel Cordell & Cordell was the best choice for me.”


“Tom is very personable, very understanding, and I am just really happy with my representation. Tom always gets back to me quickly. I am definitely happy with Tom and my choice to go with Cordell & Cordell. In fact, I have already referred Tom!”


“So far Thomas has been very receptive of everything that we’ve talked about. He has done a good job keeping an open line of communication. He gets back to me in a very timely fashion too. … I have a lot of confidence in him going in to this.”