Complete Biography

                                 J. JUSTIN MEEHAN, ESQ.

                                          LEGAL RESUME

 

J. Justin Meehan  #24844 (Missouri)  #24844MO (EDMO-Fed)  #6302219 (Illinois)

Attorney at Law - Solo Practitioner                               

Lafayette Square Professional Building,                 * Awarded May 1999 AND 2015*

1717 Park Ave.                                                           Martindale-Hubbard-"AV" Rating

St. Louis City, MO 63104                                           "Signifying the very highest standard

(314) 772-9494    Fax:  (314) 772-3604                     in legal abilities and the status of

E-Mail:  jjustinmeehan@aol.com                               unquestionable legal ethics."

Website:  www.jjustinmeehan.com

                                                                        Selected as 2013 top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer

                                                                        by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

LEGAL BACKGROUND

Graduated:                                                             Admitted to the Practice of Law

St. Louis University Law School                          State of Missouri - 1976

Graduated 1969 Cum Laude                               State of Illinois – 2010

Graduated 1975 Juris Doctor                               Federal Court - Western District of Missouri -1976

St. Louis University                                            Federal Court - Eastern District of Missouri - 1977

                                                                        U.S. Court of Appeals - 8th Cir - 1978

 

Practiced 2 years with the law firm of Howard, Richardson & Singer (1976-78)

Trying Criminal, Domestic, Workers” Compensation and Personal Injury Cases

(Tried 1st Murder case within first 30 days of practice:  State v. Phillips, Cause #: 74-1490)

Defendant freed August 1976 after jury deadlocked (11 to 1 not guilty))

 

Current:  J. Justin Meehan, Attorney at Law, Solo Practitioner

Private Practice - 40 years - 1978 to present

Experienced Missouri State and Federal trial and Appellate law attorney

Concentrating in Civil Rights, Criminal, Personal Injury, and Workers Compensation,

Boxing, Martial Arts and Entertainment law as well as Pro Bono Community Service

Appointed Commissioner to MO Highway and Transportation Comm. (8/99)

 

ORGANIZATIONS/BOARDS

Mound City Bar Association 1976 to Present                    Missouri Asian American Bar Association

was elected Member at Large (1991-1992)                           2003, 2004 Co-chair MABA Unity Dinner    

and re-elected Member at Large (1998-1999)                                  founding member

Missouri State Bar Association

Metropolitan Bar Association of St. Louis City                      

                                                                                               Lafayette Towne Neighborhood

Better Family Life-Lifetime Member/Legal Consultant                   Assoc. - Vice President 1994

Board Member (1995-2001) & (2002 to 2012)                                             

Vice President of Board (2011)                                                N.A.A.C.P.  #4075

                        Lifetime Member

CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORMENT AGENCY                              

Appointed by Mayor and Approved by                                   St. Louis African Chorus        

Board of Alderman (2013)                                                      Board member (1999-2004)

 

Nigerian Cultural Assoc.                                                  

Board member (1994 to 2005)                                            Forsyth Diversity Committee (1998-2000)

 

Laclede Town Community Board (1978-1980)                     St. Louis Coalition for Human Rights

 

Independent Schools (I.S.A.C.S.)                       

Diversity Committee (1998-2001)                                         

John Burroughs School Committee on Hiring, Recruitment

and Retention of Students and Faculty of Color (2001-2002)

 

BRIDGES GROUP/FOCUS ST. LOUIS

John Burroughs School (2004-2005)

 

Legal Mentor in the MO Bar                           Volunteer Voting Rights Legal Assistant

Mentoring Program (2002)                             Election Protection Program (Nov. 2002)

 

Chinese Internal Arts Center                          Universal Capoeira, Inc., (1979-1986)                      

President since (1991-present)                      Founding Member and President

           

Chinese Cultural Association                         Capoeria of Brazil  St. Louis

Missouri Director (1976-1990)                                   Board Member 2004-2005

 

Big Brother Program                                       World Tai Chi Day St. Louis

Pruitt Igoe (1965-1969)                                  Organizer, April 7, 2001 Celebration

                                                                        Missouri Botanical Gardens

Taoist Research & Resource Forum

President                                                         Chairman, Friends of Chinese Friendship Pavilion

                                                                        Missouri Botanical Gardens

 

Board of Advisors: Mor Thiam Learning Center, Inc (Not for Profit)

 

Pro Bono - Legal Counsel:     Islamic Center of Greater St. Louis - St. Louis Eiretrean Association
                                               Capoeira of Brazil Association  - Vietnamese Buddhist Assoc.

                                                African Mutual Assistance Association of ssouri – A

 

CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

Appointed CREA Commissioner by Mayor Dec. 2013

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

Recipient  1997 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD (December 6, 1997) from the St. Louis Coalition

            for Human Rights.  For life time dedication to Civil Rights and Multiculturalism;

            efforts on behalf of Battered Women and against Police Brutality (Gregory Bell case)

 

Recipient 1998 LEGAL SERVICES AWARD (June 27, 1998) from the Mound City Bar

Association - For 20 years service to the Legal Profession that is

Unparalleled in the Quest for Justice and Equity for All.

 

St. Louis Community College Service Award (April 21, 1999)

 

Recipient (July 15, 2000) ACTION REUNION 2000 - CERTIFICATE OF HONOR

"For your commitment to the struggle for economic justice for

African Americans, and for the elimination of other forms of racism,

sexism and elitism in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and beyond"

 

 

SELECTED - YEAR 2000 WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA - Legal Edition

 

Recipient (January 15, 2001) 2001 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY HUMAN DIGNITY AWARD

by the YMCA and the St. Louis Clergy Coalition for Efforts to Provide

Human Understanding and Inherent Worth of all People

 

Recipient 2002 Better Family Life Community Legal Service Award 

Presented at the B.F.L. 17th Annual Unity Ball in November 23, 2002

for “outstanding legal and community activism” and “untiring dedication

to the African American Community.”

 

Inclusion in:

WHO”S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW 14TH EDITION 2005-2006

“inclusion in which is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated

outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavor and who have

contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society.”

 

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN NEWSPAPER (August 17-23, 2006) White Heroes

Included:  article by Bernie Hayes: “Some Black Heroes were White”!

Stating that “But the fight against racial segregation and for civil rights

has another history that is often ignored” and “white activists played

an overwhelming and honest role in the movement.” “Percy Green and

Norman Seay supplied me with a few names” including, J. Justin Meehan.

 

AFRICAN MUTUAL ASSISTANCE OF MISSOURI ASSOCIATION

Responding to the above article Executive Director, Gedlu B. Metaferia

wrote to J. Justin Meehan stating:

            In addition to your long years of service for the advocacy of justice to

            our St. Louis Community your civic participation in many forums and

            not-for-profit agencies has graced diversity and welcoming.  When

            Bernie Hayes wrote that “Some black heroes were whites” in describing you,

            I believe he was accurate in August 17 article of St. Louis American.  There are

            just men in every profession.  In combining your profession with justice you

            have served our community well.  Permit me to call you Mr. Justice as

            symbolic gesture, not because you acquired it though political nominations,

            but you have earned it by giving your heart and talent in representing the underprivileged.

 

ARGUS LEGAL LEGENDS AWARD

Selected and honored (Feb 23, 2008) by St. Louis Argus Newspaper

among group of African American Lawyers and Judges for “having made significant

contributions to the Quality of Life in St. Louis and the Cause of Justice”

 

ST. LOUIS NAACP Centennial Celebration

Awarded:  100 MOST INFLUENTIAL ST. LOUISANS AWARD

St. Louis City 2009 at Freedom Fund Dinner

 

CITY OF ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (Nov. 2011)

 

ST. LOUIS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (2013)

 

Selected as 2013 top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer

by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

 

 

ST LOUIS AMERICAN ENDORSEMENT FOR STL. POLICE OVERSIGHT REVIEW BOARD (Aug. 4, 2015)

J. Justin Meehan is a white civil-rights attorney and lifetime member of the NAACP and Mound City Bar Association. (Not to mention, he’s a Kung Fu master and teaches tai chi.) In 2006, American columnist Bernie Hayes included Meehan in an article titled, “Some black heroes were white!” He’s widely known as a longtime activist and attorney in the black community. Meehan stated that he has many good friends who are police, and he’s defended police accused of excessive force. He understands law and the “very dangerous” job police have. We like Meehan a lot, and so does CAPCR.

Mo. Lawyers Media

Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Award

Aug, 15, 2018 at Mo. Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

 

LECTURES/CLE PRESENTATIONS

 

St. Louis University Law School on the subject of

"Battered Woman Syndrome" for Hon. Jimmy Edwards, Prof.                                                      

 

Washington University Law School (Nov. 6, 1997) on

"Proximate Cause" and its relation to Federal Civil Rights Litigation

for Prof. Kim Norwood, Esq.

 

Martin Luther King Commemoration

African-American Studies Program St. Louis University (April 2, 1998)

on "Civil Activism and Spirituality for Prof. Donald Matthews, Phd.”

 

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis CLE, Co-sponsored by U.M.K.C.

Law School, K.C.M.B.A. and the Missouri Bar CLE Panel member (April 16, 2004)

on Thurgood Marshall and Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

 

Mound City Bar/Jackson County Bar Association

Continuing Legal Education Retreat on May 14, 2004 

Selected to present CLE on Use of Media and the Law

 

Washington University Law School

Race/Stereotyping in the Courtroom

August 23, 2004 for Professor Kim Norwood Litigation Seminar

 

MO Bar Association CLE Presentation

Missouri Bar Judicial Conference Annual Meeting

Brown v. Board of Education

a Re-argument at the Old Courthouse - October 1, 2004

 

Asian Pacific National American Bar Association 25th Annual Convention

November 8, 2013, Kansas City, MO lecture on “Applicability of Asian

Philosophy to the American Legal System”

 

 

 

NOTABLE CASES/ TRIALS/APPEALS

MAJOR CASE:

 

State vs. Donna Williams - Cite: 787 S.W.2d 308 (Mo. App. 1990)
Established the right of the "Battered Woman Syndrome" Defense and
changed the law of Self Defense for Battered Women in State of Missouri.

  

Federal Civil Rights Cases

 

Bell v. Bd. of Police Commissioners. et.al.
Federal Court #: 4:97 CV1300-ERW Civil Rights Case - Police Excessive Force
Result: Largest Civil Rights Settlement paid to date (1998), Stephen Ryals, co-counsel
for Excessive Force vs. St. Louis Metro. Police Dept. - $250,000.00
Also, effected change in police training and simplified police complaint process for all citizens

 

Mr. XYZ vs. ABC Police Department, December 1999
$XXX,000 settlement for Civil Rights Violation and Employment Discrimination

against regional Police Department on behalf of Police Officer
(exact 6 figure settlement and identities of parties kept confidential by agreement)

 

Goodman vs. City of Olympian Village, January, 2000
$55,000 Settlement for beating of Civilian by City Marshall
Civil Rights Violation Settlement

 

Immigration/Civil Rights Cases
After 9/11/01 bombing and acting pro bono on behalf of the Greater St. Louis Islamic Center, was able to free Ibrahim Bayoumi (INS Case #A79-016-818) after contested Immigration hearing and Osama Elfar (INS Case #A79-016-726) after filing Writ of Habeas Corpus in Federal District Court 4:01 CV-1850. These cases were widely reported in St. Louis Post Dispatch and Riverfront Times, New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Associated Press, etc., because of the abuse of Civil Rights of the detainees and the difficulty in getting then freed from custody despite INS., FBI and CIA opposition. Bayonmi freed November 2001 and Elfar freed December 2001. See Washington Post Nov. 4, 2001, A Deliberate Strategy of Disruption.

 

Bio-Diversity Protesters (May-September 2003)
Represented protesters "pro-bono" arrested by police prior to St. Louis protest
in obtaining bond and release of protesters, Media relations, obtaining the return of seized items,
initiating Internal Investigation and in representation for numerous charges brought by the
City of St. Louis

 

E. Byrd/Board of Education Dispute (September 11, 2003)
Using "No Child Left Behind" legislation for homeless students was able to get student
activist who had been put out of school for publicly speaking out about school problems
before School Board reinstated and readmitted to Central Magnate School for Visual &
Performing Arts, despite opposition from Board of Education.

 

City of Pine Lawn vs. W. Payne
City of Pine Lawn vs. B. Brooks and D. Brooks
Using public demonstrations, media coverage, community meetings and trial discovery was able to get
all 13 criminal charges dropped against individuals accused of resisting arrest by white officers who beat them. Case also resulted in white officer being terminated from Pine Lawn Police Department and new Internal Affairs procedures instituted. Financial Compensation paid to victims.

 

City of Pine Lawn vs. P.O. W. M.
Attempted to fire black police officer with 7 kids for failure to call in sick
and working secondary job. Result: Discharge amended to 5 days suspension
(July 29, 2005) despite objection of Mayor and Chief of Police

 

T. Watson v. Lt. Haggerty, et al. and St. Louis County Police Department
#4:04-CV-783 RWS
Federal Civil Rights case brought against individual, St. Louis County police officers
and St. Louis County for arresting, handcuffing, striking and cursing (use of "n" word)
woman who called police to enforce Protective Order, and was
slapped and cursed by Police Lieutenant while in custody of 5 St. Louis County Police Officers when she complained of police conduct.
Settled: October, 2005 - $110,000 + costs

 

City of Pine Lawn vs. P.O. D. B.
Attempt to fire black police officer and charge with theft offense. Termination efforts end with officer given good conduct reference
(December 27, 2005)

 

Pate and McGirt vs. City of Hillsdale Officer Toy and Hillsdale Police Department
Case involving false arrest, excessive use of force and pattern and practice of misconduct vs. Hillsdale Police Department and 2 officers for October 2005 incident (covered by Channel 4 KMOX TV and investigated by FBI.)
Settled: February 2006 for $50,000.
Officer Toy subsequently arrest (7/12/06) for providing drugs to prostitutes and Sgt. Chris Cornell arrested (9/29/06) for assisting cocaine drug operation

 

GK vs. City of Jennings and C.O. Knigher

Case involved April 2009 Jennings police beating of prisoner inside Jail

Settled Aug. 26th, 2009 for $20,000 plus demotion of offending C.O.

And dismissal of all 3 criminal charges, including Assault Police Officer against GK

 

T.W. v. City of Bellfontaine Neighbors, CPL. St. Clair and P.O. Spieler

# 4:10-cv-01190 HEA

Federal Civil Rights action brought by the T.W. who alleged that he was beaten, tasered and taken across state lines and dumped under a highway in Granite City, Ill by Bellfontaine Neighbors police officers.

Original Offer: $0

Settled:  April 27th, 2011 for $90,000 +

after discovering taser records documenting tasing at the time of apprehension and locating witnesses at Granite City Waffle House restaurant who remembered TW being there.

 

B.W. vs. City of XXX Police Department

# 4:13CV-00171 CAS

Confidential disposition (October 2013)

 

T.C. vs. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept & Sgt Larry Davis

# 4:12CV-01769-RWS

Case against police for planting drugs on T.C. by Sgt. Larry Davis

and failing to investigate complaint vs. Davis by Internal Affairs

settled $87,000

 

 

K vs. City of Pagedale

#15SL-CC02519, St L. County, Div. 21

Case vs. City and City Pol. Dept.

Regarding the suicide of young female prisoner

arrested and jailed on minor municipal charges

Settled before trial on 3/03/2017

For an amount ordered to be kept confidential

 

 StL Post Dispatch reported March 31, 2017:

“$1.2M Settlement reached in death of woman who hanged herself in Pagedale Police Holdover

                        






PAGEDALE • The family of a Maryland Heights woman who hanged herself in a Pagedale jail cell has reached a $1.2 million settlement with the city. 

Kimberlee Randle-King, 21, of Maryland Heights, died at a hospital on Sept. 19, 2014, after police said she hanged herself with a T-shirt in a jail cell. She was being held on outstanding warrants from Pagedale police.

Her mother filed a wrongful death suit against the city and Pagedale police officers in July 2015, according to court records. A jury trial was scheduled to begin in August. The settlement with the city was reached March 13, 2017 according to a copy of the settlement obtained through the Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund.

    The family's lawyer, Justin Meehan, declined to comment in detail, citing a confidentiality agreement that he said was an "essential" part of the settlement. The agreement required that the King family and the lawyers agree not to publicize or disclose either the financial terms of the settlement or the discussions that led up to the settlement. The agreement stipulated they respond to questions about the settlement by saying "the matter has been settled," or something similar. 

"It was settled to the satisfaction of all parties," Meehan said. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

MO/IL STATE CRIMINAL CASES

 

State v. Kenneth B., 97CR-789 St. Louis County, Div. 2
Assault First and Armed Criminal Action -Jury Trial
(for alleged shooting off-duty police officer)
Verdict: Not Guilty by Self Defense -September 10, 1997

 

State v. Anderson, #98CR-3130, St. Louis County, Div. 33
Assault - Jury Trial - Not Guilty December 10, 1998
Represented black police officer falsely accused of assaulting a wanted gang member by fellow
white police officer in St. Louis County.

 

State v. Butler, #991-255, St. Louis City, Div. 21
Unlawful Use of Weapon - Jury Trial - Not Guilty - August 18, 1999

 

State of Missouri vs. Michael Davis
#021-4459, Div. 16 - St. Louis City
Murder First case brought against homeless man for murder of
Christ Church Cathedral church secretary. Pursuant to Defendant's Motion
for Psychiatric Exam determined to be unfit to proceed and Referred to
Department of Mental Health - July 8, 2003

 

State of Missouri v. Michael D.
021-CR-3112, Div 19 - St. Louis City
June 24, 2004 - was able to obtain dismissal of 2 counts
of Felony Stealing against U.S. Soldier returning from Iraq

State of Missouri v. C. Keaton
0313248, Div. 22 - St. Louis City
December 3, 2004 - Utilizing combination of media, recording and legal
approaches obtained probation for local rap artist originally sought for
murder in the vehicular death of two church members at Powell Symphony
Hall on September 13, 2003. Story covered by every major TV and
newspaper source and CD recording of C. Keaton entitled Deepest
Sorrow dedicated to families of victims. Original State's recommendation
was 14 years imprisonment.
 

State vs. Denise B. Probation Revocation
Case #: 001-3952 and 011-4209, Div. 4 St. Louis City
Defendant on probation attempted to be revoked and detained on Assault 2nd
and leaving the scene of an Accident (Oct. 20, 2004) and
Unlawful Use of Weapon (3/27/05)
After 2 days of hearing, Defendant reinstated on bond and re-instated on probation (6/24/05)

State vs. A. Williams
#051-0562 St Louis City Circuit Courts
Case of Felony Possession of Marijuana and Gun
dismissed after hearing on Motion to Suppress granted
Case dismissed Aug. 8, 2006

 

State vs. A.D.
#0722-CR8586 Possession
Case dismissed after successful Motion to Suppress granted

5/22/08, Div. St. Louis City

State vs. Tiffany C.
0722CR9356 Distribution Cocaine (class A Felony)
Jury trial, St Louis City Circuit Court Div. 18
May 17, 2009 - Not Guilty verdict


State vs. Jarvis J.
0922CR2087-01 Unlawful Use of Weapon
Preliminary Hearing, Div. 25
based upon Constitutional Search and Seizure argument
Case dismissed, May 19, 2009

State vs. J.Butler
# 0822-CR 06147-01
Trial in Div. 21 on Kidnapping charge
Not Guilty - Aug. 5, 2009

 

Jennings vs. GK

2 Cts of Assault and

Assault Police Officer (060901446)

Possession of Marijuana

All dismissed Sept 18th, 2009

 

State vs. Walter R.

0822-CR07354-01 “ Possession Marijuana Felony

Reduced on day of trial to Possession Marijuana, Misdemeanor

SIS, Not To Report, unsupervised probation

Div. 4, St Louis City, Nov. 20, 2009

 

State vs. Marvin S.

04CR-004458-01 - Stealing Over $500 Felony

Reduced on day of trial to Stealing Under, Misdemeanor

SIS, Not to Report, no Restitution  -

Div. 12, St Louis County -Dec. 7th, 2009

 

State vs. Chris.R.

0922-CR06105 - 2cts. of Assault 1st

plus 2cts. of Armed Criminal Action

Dismissed on November 15, 2010 day of trial-Div 4

 

State vs. Chris. R

0922-CR05530 - Manslaughter/DWI(drugs)

Dismissed on November 16, 2010 day of trial-Div. 4

 

State vs. Kenneth K

0922-CR05880 - Possession Cocaine

Trial March 10th, 2011 in Division 11

Not Guilty verdict March 11, 2011

 

State vs. C.N.
#1122-CR04427 St Louis City Circuit Courts
Unlawful Possession of Weapon
Case dismissed on first day of trial – September 2012
 

 State vs. Lauren H.
#1222-CR059146-01 - St Louis City Circuit Courts

2 counts Endangering – Felony(s)
Trial:  September 10, 2013, Div. 24
Not guilty of Felony(s)

 

State vs. DM

#1622-CR01578-01 – StL City Circuit Court

1 Count Endangering – Class D Felony

Case dismissed on day of trial - July 31, 2017

 

 

 

State of Il. vs. Leshea Agnew

14CM0001878 – St Clair County, Belleville, Il.

Former NPR reporter pulled over by Bellville Drug Task Force

And charged with Marijuana Possession.  Citing racial profiling

and selective race based prosecution and using IDOT statistics

case dismissed on opening day of trial (Nov. 12, 2004) by State

rather than face defense of racial profiling discrimination.
 

State of Mo. vs. TM

#1411-CR06307 – St Charles Circuit Court 10

Possession Marijuana

Case dismissed on first day of trial-March 30, 2015

 

State of Il. vs TL

14CF 0100503-501 – St Clair County, Il.

3 Counts of  Felony Theft dismissed April 13, 2015

at time of Hearing based on Motion to Dismiss

 

City of Chesterfield vs. SF

Poss.n of Theft Device

Dismissed 5/12/15 on Day of Trial

Pursuant to Motion to Dismiss

Re: Constitutionality of Ordinance

 

State vs. DH

14SL-CR09212-01 – StL County

Stealing over $500 – Class C Felony

Dismissed on Trial date Feb., 2016

 

State vs TW

1522-CR01373-01 StL City

Poss. w/ Intent to Dist.

Resist Arrest-Risk Injury/Death

Resist Felony Arrest

Dismissed Feb. 7, 2018

 

State vs. AJ

18SL-CR04585-01 – StL County

Feolny Poss. Marijuana

Dismissed Jan. 15, 2019

 

 

 Federal/Criminal/Appeals

 

USA vs. Edward Shields, Federal Appeal #94-2603
Reversed Sentencing Enhancement and led to change in policy of U.S. Department of Probation and Parole regarding non-interference with plea agreement stipulations agreed to between the Government and the Defense Attorney

 

USA vs. J. Hill
4:05-CR-210
Obtained dismissal (7/29/05) of Federal Criminal Case
involving "intent to defraud" charge

 

USA vs Connor, et al.
#4:07CR-50 HEA/TCM
In a federal criminal case where state representative, John Bowman was sentenced to 6 years
imprisonment charges against co-defendant,
G.C. dismissed prior to trial 5/7/07

 

 USA vs P.L.
#3:11CR-30014 DRH
Obtain downward departure at sentencing for

Felon in Possession of Firearm (8/25/11)
 

CIVIL CASES:

 

Finger Brothers vs. Butch Lewis Productions and Michael Spinks
#902-9984, Div. 1 - Broke restrictive boxing contract for two local fighters (acting pro bono)

 

Wrongful Death Case of L. J., March 2000 - IL Case #: 98L758A
$850,000.00 settlement, of which my individual clients: Wife and Child received $467,000 based upon negligence
- Auto Accident

 

Edwards & Finger vs. Hardin, #982-08437 - July 2000 - Div. 12
St. Louis City Circuit Court -Jury trial verdict for both Plaintiffs including local boxer - Auto Accident
(amount $XX,000 kept confidential by agreement).

 

Advanced Networks vs. Global Foods Market, #99CC2021 Feb. 2001- Div. 20
Representing Defendant, Global Foods - St. Louis County Jury Verdict for Defendant regarding $60,000 Breach of Contract claim regarding computers. (Reported February 19, 2001 Missouri Lawyers Weekly)

 

R. Riley vs. Jim Wright and Sons
#002-00463, Div. 1 - St. Louis City
Out of state bus accident resulting in soft tissue injuries and torn medial minicus
Settlement: $40,000 on July 9, 2001

 

G. Kiffle v. XYZ University
#992-08666 Div. 1 - St. Louis City

Student injured knee in slip and fall case
Mediation Settlement: $42,500 on July 27, 2001

 

Burgess vs. Allstate Insurance Company
#990-10887, Div. 29- St. Louis City
Suit on insurance contract alleging "vexatious delay". Last offer $.0 by Allstate Ins. Co.
Settlement: full amount of damage claimed, plus costs, plus attorney fees as punitive damages,
Amount confidential - January 22, 2002.

 

B. Morehouse vs. John Dean
#992-07246, Div. 12 -St. Louis City
Auto accident involving neck and back sprain
Last offer: $7,000 rejected -Allstate Insurance
Jury verdict for $21,000, plus costs -February 6, 2002

 

C. Watson vs. Atlas Supply Company
#992-00966, Div. 5- St. Louis City
Auto accident involving broke little finger on left hand and contested "agency" issue.
Last offer: $26,000 rejected -Atlantic Mutual Insurance
Jury verdict for $53,100, plus costs -May 21, 2002

 

L. Harris vs. Hanson
#002-00993, Div. 9 -St. Louis City
Auto accident involved broken heel bone and contested liability.
Last offer: $30,000 rejected -State Farm Insurance
Settled during trial for $40,000, plus costs -July 1, 2002

 

J. Day, Sr., vs. McMally
#012-10006, Div. 1 -St. Louis City
Personal Injury auto accident - non-displaced fractured vertebrae (healed)
Settled for $82,500- September 11, 2002

 

S. K. v. Galijasevic
#022-00773, Div. 1 - St. Louis City
Personal Injury auto accident - bulging disk
Settled for $49,000 - April 17, 2003

 

E. Williams and Green vs BABAA
#020-15796, Div. 26 - St. Louis City
Assisting terminated AIDS Activists obtain back-owed PTO benefits
Last offer prior to trial $.00
Judgment for full amount of $20,000 + costs - May 19, 2003

 

Rhonda B. vs. American Family Insurance Company
034-01758, Div. 5 - St. Louis City
Dec. 2002 Auto Accident Case - Personal Injuries
$75,000 settlement + $50,000 Underinsured Motorist
Settlement for total of $125,000 - May 2004

 

TM, a minor v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 042-00417, Div. 2
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. vs. TM, a minor, 042-07361, Div 2
September 24, 2004 obtained $80,000 settlement for minor involved

in an auto accident involving 2 fatalities. Obtained highest sum for one of

5 passengers out of $300,000 policy limit.

R. Conner vs. Allstate Insurance Company
Cause #: 05AC-025339, Div. 42
1/21/05 St. Louis County motor vehicle accident resulting in broken thumb and loss of time from work
Settled: December, 2005 - $25,000 (policy limits) plus costs

 

Y. Houston v. Pollard
Cause #: 052-8143, Div. 4
Motor vehicle accident
Settled on day of trial (3/27/06) for
$25,000 (policy limit), plus costs.
 

D. Bates - Motor Vehicle accident
Client injured in motor vehicle accident who only went to hospital ER for 1 day and was released
without further treatment.
Settled: April 2005 for $10,000

 

N. vs. Snopek
#052-8144 - Div. 1 - St. Louis City
Auto accident - Last offer by American Family Insurance Company before suit filed $7,000.
Settled 9/06 - $50,000

 

A.E. vs KPMG & Tacey
Cause #: 062-0005,
Auto accident involving amateur boxer (prior offer $9000)
Settled July 25, 2007 - $25,000 prior to trial

Ng. vs. Sarajlic
#0622-CC05459 - Div. 21 St. Louis City
Auto accident vs. 2 drivers on behalf of non English Speaking 71 year old Vietnamese woman
Settled 8/20/07 - $55,000

HP & PA vs. NM
MVA settled 9/07 $100,000.00

TM, a minor by mother vs. Dahl
St. Louis County - Div 9, Cause 08SL:CC-00169
Settled 2/21/08 for $35,000 minor & $20,000 mother
Combines total of $55,000.
 

MVA injury of Lester B

Settlement 1/20/10

$50,000 settlement

 

 Ali S. vs. Detjen - Federal Case

Cause #:   2:09 CV 27AGF

Settlement 3/17/10

$75,000 settlement

 

MVA of T. Nguyen

Settlement 3/17/10

$75,000 settlement

 

Foster and Rice vs. D.
#10SL-AC46283  Div 32 - St. Louis County

Auto Accident

Offer prior to trial: $.0

Settled September 2011 prior to trial.

$18,000 plus costs

 

Minor vs. Alfredo Olivera Ramirez

#11SL-CC03059, Div. 10 - St. Louis County

$1,000,000.00 million dollar judgment v.

Drunk driver for wrongful death of minor’s father

 

Estate of Minor(s) v. Reg. O. Allen and City Nights

#10-L0156 St. Clair County, Belleville, IL

$1,000,000.00 million dollar settlement vs. Night

Club owner and employees.  See January 12, 2012

Riverfront Times Article

 

DA vs. Metro/BiState

# 1322-CC01313, St. Louis City, Mo.

Bus/pedestrian accident

01/15/14  settled $350,000

 

DM vs. PH

Wrist fracture(s)

02/03/14 settled for $100,000 policy limit

+ additional $50,000 for Underinsured coverage

 

 

TH vs. City of StL and StL Police Dept

#1622-CC10093

10/26/16 Summary Judgment and

Recovery of $31,900 seized by police

 

K vs. City of Pagedale

#15SL-CC02519, St L. County, Div. 21

Case vs. City and City Pol. Dept.

Regarding the suicide of young female prisoner

arrested and jailed on minor municipal charges

Settled before trial on 3/03/2017

For an amount ordered to be kept confidential

 

 StL Post Dispatch reported March 31, 2017:

“$1.2M Settlement reached in death of woman who hanged herself in Pagedale Police Holdover

                        






PAGEDALE • The family of a Maryland Heights woman who hanged herself in a Pagedale jail cell has reached a $1.2 million settlement with the city. 

Kimberlee Randle-King, 21, of Maryland Heights, died at a hospital on Sept. 19, 2014, after police said she hanged herself with a T-shirt in a jail cell. She was being held on outstanding warrants from Pagedale police.

Her mother filed a wrongful death suit against the city and Pagedale police officers in July 2015, according to court records. A jury trial was scheduled to begin in August. The settlement with the city was reached March 13, 2017 according to a copy of the settlement obtained through the Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund.

    The family's lawyer, Justin Meehan, declined to comment in detail, citing a confidentiality agreement that he said was an "essential" part of the settlement. The agreement required that the King family and the lawyers agree not to publicize or disclose either the financial terms of the settlement or the discussions that led up to the settlement. The agreement stipulated they respond to questions about the settlement by saying "the matter has been settled," or something similar. 

"It was settled to the satisfaction of all parties," Meehan said. “

 

GD vs HB/Farmers Ins. Co

Settled for full policy limit of $50,000

Prior to suit being filed 9/15/17

 

ND vs. WS/Geico Ins. Co.

#17SL-CC01095, Div. 1, StL City

01/17/2017 MVA

Settled prior to trial Nov. 2017 –

full policy limits by Geico Ins.

Confidential settlement amount

 

KA vs. Cl/Shelter Ins.

Settled for full policy limit of $50,000

Prior to suit being filed on 11/24/17

 

JV Vs. AA

MVA – Am Fam Ins.

Settled for full policy limit of $50,000

Prior to suit being filed on 11/27/17

 

PG vs. AA  (Am Fam Ins) and UM driver (AAA Ins.)

MVA vs, 2 drivers, one uninsured

Settled cases vs. both Ins Co.s

for maximum coverage $50,000

on day before suit filed Dec. 29, 2017

 

DW vs. State Farm, et al

MVA vs. driver and underinsured Ins. Co

Settled Sept 30, 2018 - $55,000

For maximum coverage from other driver

+ Med Pay coverage $5,000

and Underinsured Ins. Co.

 

DT vs. KB

1822-CC11440, St Louis City Div. 1

MVA vs. driver w/ Progressive Ins

Settled May 8, 2019 for full Policy of $50,000

(last offer from Progressive was only $12,000)

+ $100,000 full policy underinsured Feb. 2020

 

Due to recent court rules no settlement amounts may be shown:

 

ZT v. AA

1922-CC02227, St Louis City

MVA settled prior to trial 9/30/19

Full Policy Limits

 

JK v KV and WHA, LLC

19-CC03452, StL County, Div. 12

MVA vs. Calif. Trucking Co.

Settled prior to trial 01/10/20

Full Policy Limits

 

AT v CDR

19SL-CC01490 StL County

Dog bite case

Judgement $75,000 10/29/20

 

BUSINESS:

Cases where I represented businesses being sued:

 

Advanced Networks, Inc. vs. Global Foods Market, LLC

2199CC-02021 St. Louis County, Div. 20

Jury verdict for defendant after 3 day jury trial 02/08/2001

Lowery vs. Tran and A. Nails Shopa

11SL-CC01340, St Louis County, Div 9

Case dismissed on first day of trial, 04/29/12

In fraudulent civil suit seeking $1,000,000

McQueen vs. Hokaido 199CC-02021

14SL-CC02044, Div 4, St Louis County

obtained dismissal (Oct. 7, 2014) for Hokaido 7, LLC

in civil suit for seeking $100,000

 

AKT vs. O & S, Supply

# 15-010292, St. Chas., June 30, 2015

Representing Employer O&S

Got fraudulent Work Comp claim dismissed

 


WORKERS COMPENSATION:

 

Work Comp of Alan C. - #08-112729

Settlement Nov. 2, 2009,

$40,875 settlement, St. Louis City

 

Work Comp of Kris B. - #: 09-063673

Settlement of $16,000

For Post Traumatic Stress Injury

Original offer from Travelers Ins - $0

Settled day of Hearing 1/28/10 St. Louis City

 

Work Comp of M.J - #09-022929

Settled: February 19, 2010

Shoulder Injury $15,000 St. Charles County

 

Work Comp of ED. - #09-105452

Settled : October 12, 2010

Groin/knee Injury $14,000

 

Work Comp of C.H. - #10-007820

Settled: July 26, 2010

Shoulder Injury $18,000

 

Work Comp of TD - #11-046675

Settled: June 4, 2013

Neck injury $38,509

 

Work Comp of SJ - # 13-033321

Settled: Feb. 18, 2014

Shoulder injury $25,147

 

Work Comp of BC # 13-053424

Settled: Mar 4, 2015

Shoulder Injury $21,000

 

Work Comp of JB # 14-096034

Settled after Mediation Hearing Feb. 11, 2016

Fracture forearm and shoulder injury $35,200

 

Work Comp of LA

Mediation Hearing

Low back injury

Settled $27,000

 

IL. Work Comp of MH

15WC029165

despite video of MH mowing lawn and fixing car

contested work injury, orig offer: $0

back injury settled Oct. 2016

$35,000

 

Work Comp of MS

17-006746

left shoulder injury

Mediation Hearing

$30,453  (28%)
orig. offer only 2%

 

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PERSONAL

Born:  New York City, February 14, 1947

Graduate: St. Louis University B.A. 1969 Cum Laude

Studied: Javeriana University, Colombia, South America, 1967

Graduated: St. Louis University Law School - J.D. 1975

Married to Daizy Rice-Meehan - reside in St. Louis City

two sons:  John (31) and Jason (26)

John – Attorney at Law, working with Father

Jason – Law student (3rdyr) Univ. of Wisconsin

Member of St. Alphonsus "Rock" Church since 1986

            (no longer member of Catholic Church)

Lived St. Louis City since 1970 including

Laclede Towne 1970 - 1980

            Central West End 1980 - 1987

            Lafayette Town ("the Gate District") 1987 to present

           

OTHER EMPLOYMENT:   TEACHING                                 TRAVEL

 

Currently teaches Tai Chi and QiGong at:                             Norway   (1961)

            Missouri Botanical Gardens (Fall and Spring)           Colombia, S.A.  (1966)          

            Web Page: WWW.STLTAIJI.COM                            Bahia, Brazil   (1972)

                                                                                                Beijing, Henan (Shaolin Monastery) China  (1981)

Formerly taught for college course credit                               Montego Bay & Kingston, Jamaica   (1982)

            St. Louis Community College - Meramec                  Sao Paulo, Brazil (1995)

            1994-1998 - Tai Chi I and II                                       Helsinki, Finland (2000)

            Webster University (Spring 2011)                              Sao Paulo & Rio, Brazil (2001)

                                                                                                Beijing, Anhui, China (Jan. 2007)

Formerly taught Tai Chi and QiGong at                                 Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Morocco (2011 & 2013)

            St. Louis University (1996-1998)                                Beijing, China (2011)

Three Rivers Aikido                                                    Moscow, Nizhny, Russia (2013)

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Center                            Dublin, Ireland (2018)

MO Botanical Gardens                                          Havana, Cuba (2018)

Brentwood Center of Health                                      

                                                         Dakar, Senegal & Casablanca, Morocco (2018)                                

            Wash. U. School of Medicine (PT Dept)                                                                               

                                                                                     Big Brother Pruitt Igoe Projects (1965 - 1969)

Formerly taught grade school at:      

St. Francis Xavier Grade School                                Author of  Students Guide to Hun Yuan

Nationally known writer and lecturer on                                                Taijiquan & QiGong

                                               

                                    New York City Street Academy Program

Tai Chi (Taiji) and QiGong                                         1967 Harlem, New York City

(over 30 published articles)

  Web Page: www.StLTaiji.com                                  President and Founder

                                                                                                Taoist Research & Resource Forum 

                                                                                                (a Not for profit corporation)

 

COURT QUALIFIED EXPERT

Jurisdiction:         St. Louis City and County Circuit Courts

Subject Matter:   Martial Arts and Relation to Self Defense

© 2013 by J. Justin Meehan, Attorney at Law

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