Terry Mead Law & Mediation is focused on family law, estate planning and mediation. With many years of a wide-ranging legal practice, Terry can answer basic legal questions, in many areas of law, in an initial consultation, potentially sparing you time, worry and money. With a smaller staff and on his own (but definitely not retired), Terry is more selective of his cases and is trying to devote more time to individual clients. Continuing his tradition, Terry still strives to “give attorneys a good name!”
He is no slouch in court. Named a Southwest Super Lawyer in the area of general civil litigation, Terry also has earned the profession’s top national Peer Review Rating and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. His experience ranges from divorce and custody hearings to civil and business litigation. And his community work as a volunteer attorney, Scout leader, and supporter of diversity programs have earned Terry numerous unsought recognitions.
Terry earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Social Change & Development from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay and both law and master’s (journalism) degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. In 2006, he underwent intensive mediation training with Alhadeff & Forbes Mediation Services of Seattle, Washington. He belongs to the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, has served on the board of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Arizona chapter, and works to spread the message of “peer mediation” programs in area high schools. He and Amy Vavra founded the Arizona Center for Conflict Resolution & Education in 2007, promoting mediation and Do-It-Mostly-Yourself Divorce programs as alternatives to litigation.
An Eagle Scout, former Cubmaster and Scoutmaster for his now-adult sons, and past member of the BSA Grand Canyon Council’s executive board, Terry’s favorite activities involve the outdoors (hiking and backpacking), writing, photography and assisting with worship services at his currently lay-led church.
Home of the $100 consultation
Terry always has provided a discounted one-hour consultation to new clients or former clients with new problems. In many cases, clients have all their questions answered in that one hour; in others, it provides either a good start on a new case or a chance to “try out” Terry before deciding whether to retain him. In any case, it is one more way that Terry strives to “give attorneys a good name.”