Roy Harold “Hal” Meeks Jr.

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

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, or vendors who fail to honor contractual agreements. With years of experience in the health care field and the financial services sector, Hal has been a problem solver. He often repeats his recipe for successful resolution: “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. He heads a medical malpractice defense team and is approved as an arbitrator for FINRA and the National Futures Association.

Mr. Meeks is an honor graduate of UGA and UGA law school. He has practiced law in Atlanta since 1979. He made partner at his first firm and remained there until 1989. He left to found a firm along with his wife and other litigator friends where he practiced for the next 23 years. He joined Taylor English in 2015.

In the community, Hal served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children Inc. beginning in 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. He also has held several positions of responsibility at Northside Drive Baptist Church. Hal is married to law school classmate, Jo Lanier Meeks, and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. In his free time, he plays golf, guitar and piano.

Affiliations

  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children (n/k/a the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation), former Board Member, President, and Chairman
  • Northside Drive Baptist Church, various roles
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2014, 2016-2022
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010-2022
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated for more than 20 years

Practice Areas

  • Business Torts and Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Corporate & Shareholder Governance & Liability
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • IP Litigation
  • Media
  • Securities Litigation and RICO Act Claims
  • Trial Practice

Education

  • The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 1979
  • The University of Georgia, BA, cum laude, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court