MARY S. MEADE, ESQ.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Meade moved to Virginia in
the 1970’s where she raised her two daughters. As an attorney and
mediator, Mrs. Meade is the President of her law firm, the Law Offices
of Mary S. Meade which has handled a broad range of civil litigation
cases from product liability, professional malpractice, corporate law,
tort law, and family law for clients including the Commonwealth of Virginia,
Goodyear, the Diocese of Arlington and others.
Mrs. Meade is also the Executive Director of the Marriage
and Family Recovery Programs which she co-founded in 1985 with the late
Monsignor Richard Burke of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Both believed
that too many attorneys do nothing to try to save the broken marriages
and families that come before the divorce courts. These faith-based programs
take a three-tiered approach to personal growth and reconciliation, and
require the participants to work with a mediator to learn new communication
and dispute resolution techniques, as well as with a Mental Health Counselor
and a Spiritual Advisor.
Mrs. Meade is also the Executive Director of the Natural
Law Study Center of the Diocese of Arlington, a voluntary organization
dedicated to promoting a dialogue on objective truth and natural law.
A former university professor, Mrs. Meade has her Doctoral
degree in Law, a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s
Degree in Catholic Theology with an emphasis in Sacred Scripture.
Mrs. Meade is co-author of Whose FBI?, published
by Open Court Publishing Company, and “Conflict Resolution
in Faith and Reason: How to Have an Undamnably Good Fight!” to
be published this year. Mrs. Meade has also been a columnist or contributor
for a variety of publications including Washington Technology, Crime
Control Digest, Corporate Security, Arlington Catholic Herald, Sign Magazine,
The Virginian, and CatholicExchange.com.
She is a professed member of the Immaculate Conception
Chapter, Third Order of Preachers (Dominican laity.)