Thomas M. Meachum, of with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP, a general-practice law firm in Columbia, has joined the board of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, which coordinates volunteer legal services throughout the state.
Meachum, who has more than 30 years of experience, specializes in zoning and development law, general real estate, employment law, estate litigation and alcohol beverage licensing. He advises real estate clients in matters including special exceptions, rezoning, conditional uses, waiver applications, development, variances, real estate contracts, title issues and covenants, and provides general counsel to companies and individual employees on employment matters.
Meachum has served in the Howard County Office of Law and the Office of the Attorney General. Meachum is a former president of the Howard County Bar Association and a member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association. He was president of ARC of Howard County and is currently chair of the Leadership Development Committee. A graduate of Leadership Howard County, Meachum is a board member and chair of the Fund Development Committee for the Howard County Association of Community Services.
In addition, he is a member of the Episcopal Diocese Council and Property Committee, a volunteer driver with Neighbor Ride, and a member of the Howard County Rural West Advisory Committee. He was also a member of two separate Howard County Charter Review Commissions.
Meachum earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College. He lives in Cooksville, Howard County.