Attorney; professor of law. Born– Selma, Ala., December 7, 1926. Parents– Daniel John and Mabel (Kirkpatrick) Meador. Married– Janet Caroline Heimann, November 19, 1955; married Alice P. Meador. Children– Four. Education– B.S., Auburn University, 1949; LL.B., University of Alabama, 1951; LL.M., Harvard University, 1954. Employed as a attorney, 1951; Judge Advocate General Corps, Korean War, 1951-1953; law clerk, Alabama Supreme Court, 1953-1955; law clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, Birmingham, 1955-1957; faculty, University of Virginia Law School, 1957-70; dean of the University of Alabama Law School, 1970; faculty, University of Virginia, 1970-94; Assistant Attorney General, United States, 1977-1979; Fulbright lecturer, United Kingdom, 1965-1966. Member– American Law Institute, Virginia Bar Association, Society of Public Teachers of Law, American Society of Legal History. At UVA Received the Raven Award, the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, and the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s highest honor. Founding president of the Cahaba Foundation, which founded and supported the state historical park at the site of Cahaba, Alabama’s first capitol.  For his efforts in support of Cahaba received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Historical Commission. Died February 9, 2013.


Who’s Who in America, 1978-1979; obituary, Montgomery Advertiser, February 10, 2013.


Appellate Courts; Staff and Process …. St. Paul; West Publishing Co., 1974.

Consumers of Justice; How the Public Views the Federal Judicial Process. Washington, D.C.; Alabama Law Institute, 1977.

Criminal Appeals; English Practices and the American Reforms. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1973.

Habeas Corpus and Magna Carta; Dualism of Power and Liberty. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1966.

Impressions of Law in East Germany …. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1986.

Mr. Justice Black and His Books. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1974.

Preludes to Gideon; Notes on Appellate Advocacy …. Charlottesville, Va.; Michie, 1967.

The President, the Attorney General, and the Department of Justice. Charlottesville, Va.; White Birkett Miller Center of Public Affairs, 1980.

Recommendations for Utilizing Three Central Staff Attorneys in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Washington, D.C.; Alabama Law Institute, 1974.


Justice on Appeal. St. Paul; West Publishing Co., 1976.

Reporter; Criminal Review Procedures; Proposed Statutory Revisions; Final Report. University, Ala.; Alabama Law Institute, 1971.