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Open Society Justice Rising Award 2022 - Desmond Meade - Open Society Justice Rising Awards

McArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship 2021 - Desmond Meade - MacArthur Foundation (

Puffin Prize 2020 -Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship | The Puffin Foundation

TIME Magazine 100 Most Influential Person in the World 2019 - Desmond Meade Is on the 2019 TIME 100 List |

Floridian of the Year 2019

Central Floridian of the year 2019

Brown Democracy Award 2021 - Brown Democracy Medal – The McCourtney Institute for Democracy (

Roger B. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award 2019

Drum Major Award for Social Justice 2019

DEMOS Transforming America Award 2018

Clarence B. Jones Impact Award - Winners — Clarence B. Jones Impact Award (

Patino Moore Legacy Award 2018

Golden Boot Award 2019

NCBCP Chairman’s Circle Leadership Award 2017


Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award 2017

2017 Peacemaker Award

Dr. Alzo J. Reddick Sr. Award 2017

Thomas Paine Award 2019

FIU College of Law Community Service Award, 2014

African American Council of Christian

Clergy MLK Achievement Award, 2013

Morris W. Hilton Humanitarian Award, 2013

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Community Service Award, 2012

Student Bar Association 1L Representative

Dean’s List, Spring 2006-Fall 2009, Summer 2012

2007 Honors Recipient – The Law Center

2007 Paralegal Graduate with Highest Honors

2008 Community Partnership for Homeless

Success Story of the Year Recipient

Member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)- International Honor Society

Member of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX)- National Paralegal Honor Society

Member of Sigma Alpha Phi- National Society of Leadership and Success

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