Mr. Meyer has more than thirty-six years of experience in civil trial work in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. His practice has involved representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of commercial, consumer, family, probate and bankruptcy issues involving, to name a few: contracts, partnerships, corporate matters, accounting matters, construction defects, real estate title disputes, condemnation proceedings, employment, promissory notes, usury, banking practices, fraud, fraudulent transfers, issues governed by the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA), violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), professional legal malpractice, personal injury, breaches of fiduciary duty, collections, will contests, brokerage sale practices, churning, unauthorized transactions, and securities law violations (including defense of insider trading claims and claims of brokerage regulatory violations). Mr. Meyer’s practice has also long included representation of brokerage firm customers in arbitration complaints before FINRA (formerly the NASD and the NYSE), along with representation of brokers, brokerage firm managers and principals in employment disputes and in securities regulatory matters before the NASD, NYSE, FINRA and SEC. Mr. Meyer has also been a member of the national organization of attorneys engaged in the practice of representation of public customers in arbitration proceedings,known as the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) for approximately twenty-six years.
Mr. Meyer’s professional background prior to practicing law as an accountant and a private investigator, along with his college studies in business administration, accounting, and psychology, his work as teacher and counselor at a high profile mental health treatment center, and his work in the audit division of the I.R.S., provide him with an unusual breadth of life experience which gives him a broader perspective when analyzing problems and issues, and designing a strategy to resolve them, whether it involves litigation, arbitration, or informal resolution tactics. While implementing that strategy, he has always strived to aggressively and passionately advocate for his clients, while at the same time seeking a just, business-focused and satisfying solution to their problems. His trial skills give him a unique advantage – he can better project possible trial or arbitration results, and adversaries will recognize when facing him that he is prepared to go the distance and try the case.
Mr. Meyer’s clients have included both individuals and companies, including, for example, both commercial and residential builders and developers, contractors, homeowners, real estate inspectors, engineers, professional athletes, accountants, dentists, doctors, lawyers, hospitals, restaurants, pipe companies, steel companies, metals dealers, importers, finance companies, banks, public and private investors, stock brokers, and brokerage firms.
Mr. Meyer has also served as a testifying expert in the areas of construction law, securities law, and professional legal malpractice, as an arbitrator and in litigation, and he has lectured to local organizations including, for example, inspector organizations on the practice of used home residential real estate inspections, and a section of the Houston Bar Association and the University of Houston Law School, on securities arbitration practice. Additionally, he has served by appointment as guardian ad litem, attorney ad litem and condemnation commissioner.