Hal Meeks, Litigation, Health Care Attorney

Roy Harold (Hal) Meeks Jr.

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Taylor English delivers value. We share a commitment to quality work. The practice of law has become far more service-oriented over the last 25 years, but Taylor English is on the cutting edge in providing first-rate talent and the breadth of large-firm expertise.

Hal Meeks defends your business: from your clients or patients who are unhappy with outcomes, competitors who seek to take your talent, employees who refuse to honor post-employment agreements, employees who assert claims of discrimination, vendors who fail to honor contractual agreements, and  minority partners or investors who impede your success. Whether a business dispute, a business divorce or a business challenge, Mr. Meeks often repeats his recipe for success: “Business litigation needs to be two parts ‘business’ to one part ‘litigation.’” Your business objectives are the foremost concern.

Mr. Meeks is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Taylor English. He has tried well over 100 bench and jury trials and binding arbitrations in his career in substantive areas including medical malpractice defense, health care industry disputes, securities defense, construction claims and general commercial/contract disputes. He also has extensive experience representing professionals facing sanction or loss of license/privileges, representing securities firms and individual brokers, and representing all industries faced with breach of employment covenants, trade secret violations, and other white-collar employment disputes. Mr. Meeks is a frequent speaker at legal seminars sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.

Mr. Meeks is a Waycross native who has practiced law in Atlanta since 1979. He was a partner at a business law firm until 1989, when he left to form his own firm, where he practiced for 23 years.

Mr. Meeks has served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children Inc. since 1996, served as President from 2001 to 2008, and as Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2012. BTFC merged with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in 2014. Mr. Meeks also has held several positions of responsibility at Northside Drive Baptist Church, including deacon, president of the adult choir and Callaway Cup Tournament Chair. He is married and has two adult children. In his free time, he plays golf, guitar and piano.


The Defense Research Institute

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Old War Horse Lawyers Club

Community Involvement

Northside Drive Baptist Church, Deacon, Choir President, and Callaway Cup Chair

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children (now known as the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation), Board Member, President, and Chairman of Board during 1997-2012

Practice Highlights



Speaking Engagements



The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 1979

The University of Georgia, BA, cum laude, 1976

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2014, 2016-2022

Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010-2021

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2011

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated for more than 20 years