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May 2021

Joe Meadows Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Alexandria, VA and Washington, D.C. Offices

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Joe Meadows as a litigation partner in the firm’s Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, D.C. offices. Meadows is an experienced trial attorney, focusing on business disputes, internet defamation, and cyber-attack/privacy matters. His addition will strengthen the firm’s advertising, e-commerce, and media practices.

Meadows has tried cases before judges and juries, arbitrated commercial disputes, and argued trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts. He is known for his hard work and creativity in litigation, as well as dedication to pro bono matters. 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 and high-net-worth individuals.

Meadows founded internet defamation practice areas at his prior firms. 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.

Damon Wright, co-head of the firm’s Advertising & E-Commerce practice group, said "Joe is a very experienced and versatile litigator, but he also has a special strength.  Now more than ever, successful brands and people need help defending their reputation and fighting back against libelous, sometimes anonymous speech on the internet.  Especially with this type of mission, Joe is the lawyer to see."

“We are thrilled that Joe has joined Gordon & Rees,” said Brian Scotti, Co-Managing Partner of the Alexandria office“He’s an extremely talented litigator and will be an asset as we continue to grow the office and service the needs of our clients in the DC-metropolitan area and across the country.”

Meadows 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.

He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Joseph L. Meadows