McKenzie Meade is an Associate at Lehr, Middlebrooks, Vreeland, & Thompson, P.C. McKenzie represents employers in a range of employment litigation in both state and federal courts. McKenzie also counsels and educates employers on employment-related topics.
McKenzie attended Radford University, wherein she majored in Political Science and minored in Women & Gender Studies. While at Radford, McKenzie was named Student Director of Radford University’s Orientation Program, Quest, and served as a research assistant for the Department of Political Science where she researched legislative histories related to Hurricane Katrina and disaster policies.
McKenzie received her J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where she served as the Trial Advocacy Board’s Associate Judge of Public Relations, a Judge Abraham Caruthers Legal Research and Writing Fellow, and was a member of both Cumberland’s National Trial Team and the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. In recognition of her trial competition achievements, McKenzie received Best Advocate in the Judge James O. Haley Federal Civil Trial Competition, Semi-Finalist in the Lone Star Classic National Trial Competition, and the Professionalism Award in the South Texas Mock Trial Competition. Additionally, her article, Title VII and Title IX: Sexual Harassment in Employment and Higher Education, was selected to be published in Volume 22, Number 2 of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.
Prior to joining the firm, McKenzie worked in employment litigation, personal injury, and criminal defense, whereby she gained significant litigation experience in both state and federal court. Her varied substantive experience provides a unique perspective into the relationships between employers and employees.
McKenzie is from a small town in the southwestern part of Virginia named Bluefield. She moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend law school and fell in love with Alabama’s history and community. McKenzie proudly calls Birmingham her new home. She spends her free time traveling, learning new recipes, and spending time with her adopted pup, Leo.