Attorney at Law
In 1988, Mr. Meads received his Juris Doctorate from J. Reuben Clark Law School and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Graduate School of Management. During law school, he clerked for the Utah Attorney’s Office, Criminal Appeals Division, preparing legal arguments heard by the Utah Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He also handled all legal expedition matters for the State. After graduation, he went to work for Hewlett Packard (HP) as a Contract Manager, reviewing and responding to major U.S. Government requests for proposals, requests for information, and contracts with national aerospace companies.
During law school, Mr. Meads was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. So, after leaving HP, he became a Special Agent with the FBI. His principal areas of focus included foreign counter intelligence, white-collar crime, violent crime and drugs. While serving in the FBI’s Puerto Rico office, he served as Chief Division Counsel, advising the Special Agent in Charge and upper management in all legal matters. He worked directly with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of major cases, advised FBI personnel in their testimonies before senate committees, and acted as the FBI’s liaison in the legal training of agents and local law enforcement.
After his time with the FBI, Mr. Meads became one of the early mediators in Northern Utah, helping to resolve many divorce, custody and financial disputes. He also acted as chief counsel for a national non-profit organization specializing in reversing brain injury in children, teens and adults.Recently, Mr. Meads worked for Utah Legal Services, representing victims of domestic violence in divorce and custody cases. He also continues to consult for several non-profit organizations in personnel, management and other legal issues. Mr. Meads is delighted to bring his years of experience to the law firm of Boyak, Christiansen, and Park.