Ken Paxton

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott Names Lubbock Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

Ronald Meadows singled out as region’s top attorney for dedication to Texas children

LUBBOCK – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Ronald Meadows, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Lubbock office, for his commitment to Texas children. Meadows was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s Lubbock region, which covers 86 counties. First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presented the award to Meadows on Tuesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.

“Through hard work and dedication, Ronald Meadows has helped improve the lives of thousands of young Texans and their families,” Attorney General Abbott said. “We are grateful to Ronald for his commitment to Texas children and his service to the State.”

Assistant Attorney General of the Year Award Recipient
Ronald Meadows

Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Meadows, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1996, represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. He also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.

Meadows, a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because of his dependability to take on a heavy caseload and willingness to help with out-of-town dockets. He continually adapts his routine to meet the needs of his office or region. Not only is he an invaluable member of the team, but he also serves as a model attorney for fellow colleagues and co-workers.

“Mr. Meadows is committed to excellence and quality,” said Regional Administrator Myra Sines. “He consistently provides excellent customer service and always makes time to assist his co-workers. Mr. Meadows is a leader and his dedication to the families of Texas truly is an asset.”

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments. For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at