Justin Byron Meeks of Fort Scott has been selected as the 2007 Fort Scott Community College Outstanding Young Alumnus. Meeks attended local schools and graduated from FSCC in 1994. While at FSCC he was a member of the Student Government, Ambassadors, a Chamber of Commerce Volunteer, and was a Greyhound football player for 2 years. He was named FSCC's Student of the Year in 1994.
He went on to pursue his Bachelor's degree at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri in Secondary Education and Social Sciences (1996) and his Master's degree in Business Administration (1998). He continued his football career at Lindenwood and was captain his senior year. Meeks was president of the student government from 1995-1996.
He received the Lindenwood Student of the Year award for two years, and the Easton Sibley Award. He was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, an Academic All-American, and a National Scholar Athlete. He also served as Director of Student Activities and Intramurals at Lindenwood from 1996-99.
Meeks attended Washburn University of Law for his Jurist Doctorate and graduated in May of 2001. At Washburn he was a Kansas Bar/American Bar Association student member and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He was also named to Who's Who in American Law Students in 1998-99. In Topeka, he worked as a law clerk at Fairchild, Haney and Buck, P.A. and at Wright, Henson, Somers, Sebelius, Clark, and Baker.
His first job as an attorney came in August of 2001 when he worked for the Kansas Association of School Boards in Topeka. In Jan 2003 he became partner at Snider, Mitchell, Meeks, and Klutman, LLC in Olathe, Kansas. In Olathe he was a member of the Olathe Chamber and the Johnson County Bar Association.
Since October of 2004, Meeks has been a partner at Meeks and Klutman, LLC which has offices in Olathe and Fort Scott. In Fort Scott, Meeks is a member of the Fort Scott Rotary Board, CASA board, Gordon Parks Foundation Board, and is active in Gunn Park activities and the Bourbon County Bar Association.
He is the son of Joe Meeks of Fort Scott and Laura Meeks of Steubenville, Ohio.