Dawn Meade

Mary Jane Carvel Foundation Board Member and Treasurer, Dawn Meade

Dawn Meade


Dawn Meade, a native Houstonian, is a trial lawyer. She lives in Pearland and has served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Center of Brazoria County for nearly 20 years. She has also served on the Board for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Pearland  League of Women Voters.
Dawn is a consumer advocate and, in that role, has lobbied Congress working to pass legislation that would protect consumers from injurious component parts in medical devices.
Toward the end of Mary Jane Carvel’s life, she hired Dawn to represent her in ongoing litigation. Working with Mary Jane gave Dawn an “up close and personal” view of Mary Jane’s unwavering love of animals. This includes her absolute devotion and endless affection for her cantankerous and spectacularly ill-named poodle, “Lambie.”
While a ferocious advocate for her clients, Dawn is a pathetic failure at fostering animals. As a result, her family includes four dogs, a rabbit and a parrot. It is fortuitous that she hasn’t a yard large enough to foster horses. Knowing Mary Jane’s love of animals, and her determination to have her estate contribute to animal causes, increases the honor Dawn feels to serve on the Foundation’s Board.

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