Waco attorney and District IV Waco City Councilman Dillon Meek has been named Baylor's Young Lawyer of the Year.
Meek received the award from Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben at the City Council meeting at Waco Convention Center's Bosque Theater, on Tuesday, June 18th. Toben said Meek’s "exceptional record" of professional and public service exemplified the criteria for the honor.
Councilman Dillon Meek is a committed public servant and we're proud of him as a Baylor lawyer who exemplifies the ideals of leadership, service, and dedication we try to instill in every Baylor Lawyer."
–Dean Brad Toben, Baylor Law
“Councilman Dillon Meek is a committed public servant and we're proud of him as a Baylor lawyer who exemplifies the ideals of leadership, service, and dedication we try to instill in every Baylor Lawyer,” stated Brad Toben, who added, “Dillon truly has the heart of a servant.”
The Young Lawyer of the Year Award was created in 1995 to recognize an outstanding graduate under 40 years of age who has brought honor and distinction to Baylor Law and to the legal profession. Recipients of the award are selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association.
Upon receiving his award, Meek noted, “The excellent education I received from thoughtful and intentional professors and staff has made me better. I will be forever grateful for my time at Baylor Law,” and added, “I am very humbled to receive this award. Waco is in a time of great opportunity and on the cusp of even greater things. It’s a blessing and an honor to serve this community.”
A native of Edna, TX, a small-town northeast of Victoria, Meek has called Waco home since he arrived at Baylor University as an undergrad in 2003, studying political science. He started law school in 2007 and after graduating from Baylor Law in 2010, Meek worked for Haley & Olson, representing municipal clients, energy companies, and financial institutions in litigation. He later took a position with Rydell Capital, an investment firm based in Waco where he serves as Rydell’s general counsel and investment manager. He has served as the District IV councilmember, an elected, volunteer position, since 2015. Meek's council district includes Downtown Waco and the historic Central Waco neighborhoods. On the Council, Meek has championed aggressive, progressive economic development policies, worked towards strategic solutions to financial insecurity and taken innovative, equitable approaches to community engagement.
In addition to his role on the City Council, Meek also volunteers with several local organizations including the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization, Downtown Farmers Market, and UnBound Waco. He has received numerous recognitions and awards for his public service and community engagement work, including being named ‘Person of the Year’ by the Waco Tribune in 2016.
He and his wife, Lindsey, have two children, Mabry Jo and Davis.
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