Rowdy B. Meeks has been practicing Wage and Hour and Employment law for over 22 years. He has represented some of the nation’s largest employers and led the Employment Law legal divisions of two Fortune 500 companies.
In those roles, he experienced firsthand how companies treat their employees and how that treatment impacts the lives of employees and their families. He also personally saw how companies decide to pay their employees and where companies maintain information about these decisions.
This experience makes the difference in representing you.
Rowdy received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Business Management where he also played Division I basketball for Big Red. He graduated magna cum laude from Washburn University with his law degree while serving on the Washburn Law Journal for two years.
His legal career began as an associate in the Labor and Employment Department with the largest law firm in Kansas, Foulston & Siefkin LLP. He represented individuals and companies throughout the U.S. such as The Boeing Company.
In 1995, he joined Blackwell Sanders Matheny Weary & Lombardi, now Husch Blackwell Sanders, as a Labor and Employment associate in Kansas City, Missouri. While he practiced at Blackwell Sanders, Rowdy represented leading companies such as Hallmark Cards, UtiliCorp United, and UMB Bank.
Rowdy moved to the Kansas City office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in 1997, a national law firm with over 600 lawyers. At Sonnenschein, he continued to practice employment law and represented such national companies as General Electric, Sara Lee, and Trans World Airlines (TWA). In 2000, Rowdy became a partner in the Kansas City office of Constangy Brooks & Smith, a national law firm which specializes in employment law. Many of his clients followed him to Constangy so he continued to represent companies such as General Electric and Sara Lee.
He has been involved in collective wage and hour litigation throughout the country in which individuals like you have sought to collect hundreds of millions of dollars. Additionally, he has also been involved in numerous cases of sex, race, and age discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, retaliation, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases.
Rowdy has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts. He is licensed to practice in federal and state courts in Missouri and Kansas, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Federal Court in Colorado, Arkansas, and the Northern District in Illinois.