Joe Meadows is a former DOJ trial attorney and current litigation partner with GRSM. He focuses on business and contract disputes, e-commerce, internet defamation, and cyber-attacks/privacy matters. He has tried cases before judges and juries, arbitrated commercial disputes, and argued trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts.
Joe is the current author of The Law of Defamation in Virginia (Fifth Edition). He networks with digital forensics investigators and public relations crisis experts. He presents CLE programs on defamation and has been featured as a defamation litigator in articles and on radio shows. His diverse client base has included defense contractors, healthcare companies, start-up ventures, technology companies, manufacturers, restaurants, bloggers, a radio station, political figures, and high-profile, high-net-worth individuals.
He is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Bars and is admitted to practice before various federal district and appellate courts. He started his legal career in 1998 as a trial attorney with the Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he received the Tax Division's Outstanding Attorney Award in 2000. He has been in private practice since 2003. He earned his law degrees from West Virginia University College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. Joe also has passed the North Carolina CPA exam.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. and Fourth Circuits
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- American Bar Association
- Section of Litigation
- Forum on Communications Law
- Expert Witness Committee, Former Editor