Wendy Sare Meadows

Top rated Family Law attorney in Phoenix, Maryland

Law Office of Wendy S. Meadows, LLC
Wendy Sare Meadows
Law Office of Wendy S. Meadows, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 2005

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2025 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018

Law Office of Wendy S. Meadows, LLC

3312 Paper Mill Road
Suite 201
Phoenix, MD 21131 Visit website

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Wendy Sare Meadows is the founder of her own law firm located in Phoenix, Maryland. Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, she provides representation to clients throughout Baltimore, Harford and Anne Arundel counties as well as other parts of the state. Ms. Meadows places a heavy emphasis on matrimonial cases, assisting people who are facing the end of their marriage and who need assistance when attempting to come to an agreement on such divorce-related matters as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support.

Acknowledging that not all of these cases require the same approach, Ms. Meadows works with her clients to determine the best way to seek a resolution and then pursues it accordingly. While she is an experienced and forceful courtroom advocate, not all situations lend themselves to litigation. Her training as a mediator and her experience in collaborative divorce will often be put to use to help her clients reach an accord through the use of those alternative dispute resolution methods.

Ms. Meadows has often been appointed by the court to represent the best interests of children whose parents are in custody, along with visitation disputes. Her successes in all of these endeavors have resulted in her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Meadows attended Franklin & Marshall College and received a Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude in 2002. Her legal education came at the American University Washington College of Law, where she was the managing editor of the American University Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2005. Admitted to practice in Maryland, Ms. Meadows is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2005, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.wendymeadowslaw.com/about/

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • I have a column that runs in the Baltimore County Advocate. I write several times per year on "Wellness with Wendy." , Writer/Contributer, Baltimore County Attorneys
  • As part of my practice, I publish articles that may be helpful to my potential clients/others in Maryland going through a family law matter. , Blogger, Family Law
  • As part of my life coaching, I blog about how to be a healthy lawyer and professional.  , Blogger, Attorneys/Professionals
Educational Background:
  • Franklin & Marshall, B.A., English, cum laude, 2002
Honors/Awards:
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Winners were selected based on outstanding professional accomplishments, civic involvement and impact of achievement before or by age 40., Daily Record VIP List Winner, Daily Record, 2019
  • Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Recipient of the Daily Record Leading Women Award in 2016 
  • Super Lawyers Maryland Rising Star, 2010 - 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Family Law Section of Baltimore County Bar Association , 2020
  • MSBA YLS Treasurer, 2009
  • Supreme Court, 2009
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Steering Committee, Council for Women of Franklin & Marshall
  • Baltimore County, Chair of the Young Lawyers, 2010
  • State of Maryland, 2005
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Young Lawyers Section, Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • MSBA YLS Secretary, 2010
  • Baltimore County, Membership Chair, 2011
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2018
  • Member, Harford County Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Assistant Field Hockey Coach , 2022
  • One Love Foundation
  • Teacher, Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • American Council on Exercise - Behavior Change Specialist Program Certificate, 2022
  • 40-Hour Parent Coordination Training, 2021
  • Certified Life Coach - Coach Training Alliance , 2021
  • Completed 20 Hour Advanced Mediation Training in Child Access  Completed 20 Hour Advanced Mediation Training in Property & Financial Issues, 2016
  • Completed 40 Hour Mediation Training, 2015
  • Trained in Collaborative Law , 2016
Videos:
  • Staying Ahead of Burnout: Strategies for a Balanced Life Are you on the brink of burnout? Are you convinced that “work-life balance” is a hoax and out of reach? This engaging Alumni Master Class defines what burnout actually is, reveal the signs of burnout, reflect on burnout in the workplace, and deliver simple tools that you can put into place right away. In this workshop, you will find ways to define and achieve your version of work-life balance, maximize your efficiency during your workday, and become uber present at home. Wendy S. Meadows ’02 is the best-selling published author of "sparkle & GRIT: Live a Technicolor Life By Finally Finding Balance, Escaping Monotony, and Beating Burnout." Wendy's experience comes from her unique career path of family law attorney turned life coach. Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland, with over 20 years of combined experience in litigating, meditating, coaching, and consulting, Wendy offers highly relatable and spot-on insight. Today, you will see Wendy coaching clients, consulting for small firms, speaking at events, and mediating family law disputes. Connect with Wendy at wendysmeadows.com., Staying Ahead of Burnout: Strategies for a Balanced Life, F&M Master Class, 2024
  • Highlights from Howard County Leadership Workshop, Women In Howard County, 2024
  • Opening Your Own Law Firm is a video series of brief interviews with lawyers who successfully started and run their own law firms. They provide straightforward wisdom on practical topics that law school doesn’t teach: Getting clients Video marketing Efficiency tips Maintaining boundaries Hiring your first employee Being happier as a solo Evaluating a prospective law partner, Opening your Own Firm: Top 5 Tips for a Happier Solo Practice, Solo Law Firms, 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Life as an attorney can be exhausting, overwhelming, and all-consuming. The constant stress and demands on your time can put any attorney in a never-ending cycle that can lead to burnout or otherwise harm the career you have worked so hard to build. In this program, family law attorney turned life coach and author Wendy Meadows will discuss what “burnout” really means, what it looks like in the legal profession, identify the signs to look for that might signal that burnout is on the horizon, and give you the tools you need to overcome burnout starting NOW! To delve even deeper into the discussion, special education lawyer and trained moderator Jackie Deam will be helping to facilitate the presentation to ensure Wendy answers the questions on everyone’s mind., Presenter, Preventing Burnout in the Legal Profession, Beverly Hills Bar Association, California Lawyers, 2024
  • Participants will leave inspired and have a draft of their personal “battle-cry.”  They will remember why they are doing the hard work they do and will have a personal statement aligning them to their big goals. They will also have created a “compass” that will help them stay on track.  When events, opportunities, or situations come their way in the future, they will have an easier time saying “yes, this is for me, this aligns,” or “no, this does not fit into my idea of how I want to spend my time and energy.”, Presenter, Create your Battle Cry with sparkle & GRIT, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Women's Leadership Conference, Women Leadership In Howard County, 2024
  • Life Skills and Growth Mindset Running a law practice, billing hours, satisfying clients, keeping partners happy (at work and at home), and raising kids... lawyers already have a lot on their plate. How do we also make sure we stay hydrated, keep healthy and move? How do we do this when we are bone tired, battling burnout and feeling a little dead inside? How do we get back to feeling like ourselves when it feels like there is absolutely no time to do so? It is time to take yourself off the backburner. It is time for you to feel alive again and to practice law and be at home with joy. In her one-hour presentation, Wendy will teach you her tools for success so that you can be successful at work and at home. Wendy will give you some easy, do-able, takeaway tips that you can implement the next day so that you get back to feeling like “you.”, Presenter, Presenter, MAJ, Legal, Women, 2022
  • Experienced practitioners will cover crucial topics such as child development and access schedules, parenting coordination, custody evaluations, interviewing children, representing your child client effectively, the impact of family dysfunction, the use of expert witnesses and more.   This training complies with Child Counsel and Custody Rules and Guidelines, Maryland Rule 9-205.1. , Presenter/Teacher, Presenter, MSBA, 2021
  • Teacher/Attorney on Training to Become Chid's Counsel: Experienced practitioners will cover crucial topics such as child development and access schedules, parenting coordination, custody evaluations, interviewing children, representing your child client effectively, the impact of family dysfunction, the use of expert witnesses and more.   This training complies with Child Counsel and Custody Rules and Guidelines, Maryland Rule 9-205.1. , Teacher/Lecturer, Teacher/Lecturer, MSBA, Family Law Attorneys, 2022
  • Wellness Chat with young lawyers , Wellness Chat with Wendy, 2019
  • I am frequently asked to speak to local bar associations and give presentations on how to be a "healthy" lawyer.  , Presenter, Presenter
  • Managing Editor, American University Law Review, 2005
Industry Groups:
  • and parent coordination.
  • Collaborative Law
  • My focus is on mediation

Office location for Wendy Sare Meadows

3312 Paper Mill Road
Suite 201
Phoenix, MD 21131

Phone: 443-281-3068

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2025
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Maryland Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2025 Top 100: Maryland Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2025

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