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Stephen G. Meads

Phone: 248.489.4100
Fax: 248.489.1726

Stephen G. Meads is a shareholder in the firm and has specialized in municipal law and prosecution for over 25 years. He spent the first five years of his legal career at the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office. While there, he handled all aspects of state law prosecutions and attended and graduated from the intensive National College of District Attorneys Career Prosecutor Program. He ascended to the level of Senior Felony Trial Attorney before deciding to enter private practice in 1992.

Since that time, Stephen has handled all aspects of municipal law at the District and Circuit Court levels. He has successfully defended both municipal and private clients in trial courts throughout the State of Michigan.

In addition to defending the interests of his clients in the courtroom, Stephen has been a guest speaker for the Farmington Hills Police Department's Legal Update Series, guest lecturer for the Oakland County Bar Association regarding criminal practice in District Court, speaker for the Law Enforcement Record Managers Association, mentor for the Farmington Hills Student Government Day, and Mentor for the District Court in High Schools Program. He has also been appointed as a Special Prosecutor in the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Practice Areas

  • General Municipal Law
  • Prosecutions and Ordinance Enforcement

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law, J.D., 1986
  • Albion College, B.A., 1982
  • National College of District Attorneys Career Prosecutor Course

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • Oakland County Bar Association
    Criminal and District Court Practice Committees
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Criminal Law and Public Corporation Law Sections
    District Character and Fitness Committee
  • Citizen's Crime Prevention Advisory Committee for Farmington Hills
  • Farmington Hills Domestic Violence High Risk Response Team
  • Graduate of Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative from the National Drug Court Institute

Admitted to Practice

  • All courts in the State of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Awards

  • "AV" ranking with Martindale-Hubbell since 2001, the highest level of professional skill and integrity, 2001 - present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Municipal Law, 2018-2019
  • Named in Michigan Lawyer's Weekly Top Attorneys in Michigan, 2018
  • Listed in DBusiness and Hour Magazine Top Lawyers
  • Farmington Hills Police Department Chief's Citation
  • Appointed Special Prosecutor in the Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Appointed Special Prosecutor for the City of Pontiac
  • Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame

Publications / Presentations

  • Guest Lecturer for the Oakland County Bar Association on criminal practice in District Court
  • Speaker for the Law Enforcement Record Managers Association
  • Speaker for the Farmington Hills Police Department Legal Update Series and Courtroom Testimony