John S. Meade IV joined the firm as an associate in January of 2019. Mr. Meade focuses his practice on the defense of general liability matters, including premises liability, automobile liability, property damage, municipal liability, and construction accident cases. Prior to joining Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP, Mr. Meade was an associate at two established insurance defense firms in the greater New York metropolitan area, practicing in the areas of general liability and medical malpractice.
Mr. Meade obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in history from Florida Atlantic University in 2009 and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 2013. At Hofstra, Mr. Meade served as a managing editor of the Journal of International Business & Law.
Mr. Meade has been admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York since 2014. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.