Ben Meade grew up in small town Iowa, but he loved Colorado even back then. His parents would load him and his siblings into the car, make that painfully long drive across Nebraska, and finally arrive to vacation in Frisco, Steamboat, or Crested Butte. Once Ben was an adult, he moved to Colorado and never looked back.
At Killian, Davis, Richter & Mayle, Ben gets to help the people of Colorado. If you’ve suffered a serious injury, then you know just how much it can throw your life into chaos. Physical pain. Inability to do your job. Disability that keeps you from doing the things you enjoy. Ben takes pride in helping the people of the Western Slope with all the difficulties that comes from those injuries, helping them get the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
Before joining KDRM, Ben worked for Judge Russel and Judge Dailey on the Colorado Court of Appeals and Justice Gabriel on the Colorado Supreme Court. In the course of that work, he wrote the early drafts of more than a hundred judicial opinions. But his professional life back in Denver didn’t just involve researching and writing. He also sang song parodies about legal ethics — and danced across the stage — as a member of the Denver Law Club.
Ben enjoys bicycling, hiking, skiing, camping, and so many of the other outdoors activities that our great state has to offer. But even more than these activities, he appreciates the people who live here. He still remembers those boyhood hours in the backseat of the family car, staring at the Nebraska countryside and dreaming of making it to Colorado. But he’s not just that kid in the car anymore. He has finally arrived.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Appellate Law
- S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- California (inactive)
- Herrera v. Lerma, 2018 COA 141
- University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
- Juris Doctor
- University of Colorado Law Review, Casenote and Comment Editor
- Moot Court Board Member
- Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
- Bachelor of Arts, with honors
- Interstate Instability: Why Colorado’s Alien Smuggling Statute is Preempted by Federal Immigration Laws, 79 University of Colorado Law Review 237 (2008).