After graduating from law school, Ted returned to his hometown of Prattville, Ala., where he joined the general practice law firm of Howell, Sarto & Howell. In 1995, Ted moved his growing personal injury practice to Birmingham, Ala., where he became a partner in the Plaintiffs’ litigation firm of Davenport, Lavette & Meadows, P.C. Ted accepted an “of counsel” position in 2001 at Beasley Allen. While he has spent his entire career helping the injured and defrauded, Ted now focuses on representing personal injury victims throughout the country in claims against pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Ted became a shareholder at Beasley Allen in 2002. Since that time, he has been the principal Beasley Allen lawyer in verdicts and settlements totaling more than $325 million, including a $72.6 million compensatory verdict in a hormone replacement therapy trial. This verdict was selected by the National Law Journal as No. 30 on its list of Top 100 Verdicts of 2011. Ted received the 2009 award for Beasley Allen Mass Torts Lawyer of the year, and the 2012 award for Beasley Allen Litigator of the Year.
Ted is a frequent speaker on mass tort issues. He has been a guest speaker at National Lawyer Conventions held in Montgomery, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Miami, Key West, Aspen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Alabama, and Puerto Rico. Ted received the Alabama State Bar Continuing Legal Education Award in recognition of efforts to continue and enhance professional competence. He has been recognized as an “advocate” by the National College of Advocacy. Ted has spoken at the Mississippi Judicial College on the subject of Electronic Discovery. He has spoken regarding Hormone Therapy (Prempro) litigation in a conference sponsored by the American Association for Justice. Ted has been interviewed by Legal Talk Network regarding the latest in the Vioxx (2006) and Hormone Therapy (2012) litigations. He is mentioned in the 2007 through 2010 editions of The Legal 500 – a book carrying independent editorial commentary on the leading law firms in the United States.
Ted was the principal Beasley Allen lawyer who handled the Lotronex, Meridia, Guidant Ancure Stent, Sulzer and Smith & Nephew Knee Replacement litigations, as well as Hormone Therapy (Prempro) cases. He was selected to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Prempro Multi District Litigation. Ted is currently investigating other potential Mass Tort claims including those pertaining to Medtronic Insulin Pumps.
Ted is married to the former Carla Musgrove of Eufaula, Ala. They have two children, Nathan and Amanda. The Meadows family attend Saint James United Methodist Church, where Ted is actively involved in the Music Ministry. He has also served on the Board of Trustees and as a lay helper in Haiti during the months following the 2010 earthquake. Ted is an avid triathlete and enjoys following his children in their athletic pursuits including soccer, dance, swimming, running and triathlon. We are blessed to have Ted with us.
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