Rod G. Meadows, chosen by his peers for more than two decades as one of the best lawyers in America, has practiced law in Henry County, Georgia, since 1976, first as a partner in Smith, Welch & Meadows and since 1985 at the firm now known as Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. A former radio news director, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, Admiral’s aide, campaign aide to LT. Governor (and former Georgia Supreme Court Justice), George T. Smith, shoe salesman and janitor, Rod brings a varied background to the practice of law.In the dynamic area of health care law, Rod is Past Chair of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Past President of the Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys and Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Henry Medical Center Foundation. Rod founded and chaired the Long-term Health Care Law in Georgia seminar for ten years and the annual Fundamentals of Health Law seminar for 20 years for the Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He previously served as Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law for the University of St. Francis for 10 years. In addition to serving as the hearing officer in medical staff matters for hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout Georgia, Rod served for over two decades as a member of the Task Force on Trustee Development for the Georgia Hospital Association and authored the chapter on Medical Staff Matters in the current Georgia Hospital Law Manual.In the corporate arena, Rod serves as General Counsel to corporations in the transportation, grocery, textile and manufacturing industries. He has been chosen by his peers achieving an AV® Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and as one of the Best Lawyers in the Health Care Law field, Georgia Super Lawyers, and has been listed in the national publication Best Lawyers in America for 30 consecutive years. He has also been listed in various “Who’s Who” publications on numerous occasions.A native of Manchester, Georgia, Rod graduated cum laude from Georgia Southern University, where he served as Student Body President. After 3 years of active duty as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Rod graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was chosen Best Oralist in the Senior Moot Court Competition. Rod is the father of two daughters, an Elder and a former Sunday School teacher at McDonough Presbyterian Church, a Chair Emeritus of the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Former Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and a senior member (and past President) of the McDonough Kiwanis Club.Read less
1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
Class of 1976
Georgia Southern College
Class of 1971
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