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Richard "Rick" Meadow

Legal Expert + Founder of The Meadow Law Firm


  • J.D. California Western School of Law
  • BA Rutgers University

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Arizona
  • Washington D.C.
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Houston Lawyer of the Year, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in New York
  • Top 500 Lawyers in the Country by Law dragon

Richard “Rick” Meadow is a highly accomplished attorney and an esteemed figure in the field of law. With over 30 years of experience, he has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of individuals who have been victims of various forms of negligence and wrongdoing. As the National Mass Tort Leader and Director of Business Development for The Lanier Law Firm, Rick plays a pivotal role in overseeing the firm’s pharmaceutical mass tort litigation and establishing and maintaining relationships at a national level.

Throughout his extensive career, Rick has successfully represented clients in cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, asbestos, medical malpractice, defective products, construction defects, lead poisoning, motor vehicle accidents, and the negligence of premises owners and municipalities. His profound understanding of tort law, coupled with his comprehensive perspective gained from his previous work as an insurance defense attorney for large national insurance companies, sets him apart as a well-rounded legal professional.

Recognized as an authority in mass tort and aggregate litigation, Rick has held numerous leadership positions appointed by his peers and courts across the country. His involvement in such cases has led to nationwide settlements, impacting the lives of many individuals. Moreover, Rick’s expertise is widely sought after, and he frequently serves as a featured lecturer at legal forums and conferences. 

Rick’s commitment to the legal and medical communities extends beyond his courtroom advocacy. He actively contributes to various committees that explore pertinent issues and is a distinguished member of The Sedona Conference, a renowned organization focusing on matters at the intersection of law and technology.

As a partner at The Lanier Law Firm, Rick has demonstrated exceptional leadership in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, and class action matters. His dedication to representing the injured and protecting consumer rights has made a significant impact on society as a whole.

In his role as an expert for Police Brutality Center, Rick’s vast knowledge and expertise in complicated legal areas provide invaluable support to the organization. His understanding of the intricacies surrounding police brutality cases ensures that the Police Brutality Center has access to accurate and reliable information, empowering them to advocate effectively for justice and accountability.