Trygve Thomas Meade
Trygve (pronounced Trig-vee, but you can call him Tryg) has practiced law in Fulton County since 2013. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2010 with a B.A. in English and Political Science and from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2013 magna cum laude. In 2015, after teaching and taking advanced coursework primarily focused in business and tax law, he received a Master of Laws degree from SIU.
Trygve is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section and a member and past President of the Fulton County Bar Association. His writing on legal issues has been published in the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, for which he served as the Summer Survey editor in law school. Some of his representative clients include Graham Hospital Association, Mid Century Telephone Cooperative, and several villages and townships in Fulton County. He has performed trust and estate related work for several large agricultural estates and national banks, including Wells Fargo, and labor related work for municipalities around Illinois. Trygve offers real estate closing and title insurance through Attorney’s Title Guaranty.
In addition to his legal practice, Trygve is active in the Canton community where he was raised and has lived since childhood. He is an Elder at the First Christian Church and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Parlin Ingersoll Library. He is also a member of the Loan Committee of the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development, where he evaluates community development loans and grants for funding. In his spare time, Trygve sings for the Spoon River Community Chorus through the Spoon River College Foundation, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Jake Thomas Snowman
Prior to joining the Meade Law Office as an associate attorney, Jake graduated from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He achieved a Minor in Educational Policy. During law school, Jake spent two summers at the Meade Law Office as a clerk, whose responsibilities included researching and drafting legal documents, meeting with clients, and assisting with preparation for trial. During law school, Jake focused on classes that would prepare him to assist clients with the diverse legal issues that clients in Central Illinois face, including real estate transactions, estate planning, family law, and criminal defense. He also worked as a managing editor for the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Policy
and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, one of the oldest legal fraternities in the United States.
Jake is a past member of the Canton Union School District Board and in his spare time, he enjoys working with his family at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm. He and his fiancee Mara live in Canton.