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Meachum joins Howard County chamber board

Thomas MeachumThomas M. Meachum, a partner with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP in Columbia, has been selected to join the Howard County Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Meachum, who has more than 30 years of experience in the legal field, 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 is also a member of the board of directors of the Association of Community Services and chair of the association’s Fund Development Committee. He is a board member of the Pro Bono Resource Center. Meachum is a member of the Howard County Rural West Advisory Commission and a volunteer driver for Neighbor Ride.

Meachum recently served as a member of the Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and is a member of the Diocesan Property Committee.

He is a graduate of Leadership Howard County, a former president of the Howard County Bar Association and the Arc of Howard County, and chair of the Leadership Development Committee of the Arc. Meachum has served as a member of the board of governors of the Maryland State Bar Association and on 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.