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Thomas J. Meeks

Thomas J. Meeks



Tom Meeks has significant experience litigating complex business disputes in state and federal courts. He has handled hundreds of jury and nonjury trials, and other proceedings around the United States. His extensive experience with complicated cases includes complex commercial litigation, contract cases, trade secrets disputes, common law and securities fraud matters, and bet-the-company litigation.

Tom is a past chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and a past vice-chair of the court's Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance. He was the 2010 recipient of the Judge Joe Eaton Unsung Hero Award, which is given by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Tom is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. Most recently, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as the Miami Trusts and Estates "Litigator of the Year" for 2019.

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  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
    • Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2003–2020)
    • Miami "Lawyer of the Year":
      • Corporate Governance Law (2014)
      • Trusts and Estates Litigation (2019)
    • Securities/Capital Markets Law – Management (2017)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2008–2019)
  • Chambers USA (2004–2017)
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide (2006, 2009–2010, 2014–2015)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2005, 2008–2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Best of the Bar, South Florida Business Journal
  • Judge Joe Eaton Unsung Hero Award, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2010)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • The Florida Bar
    • Former Co-Chair, Civil Procedure Rules Committee
    • Representative, Federal Court Practice Committee
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • Past Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures,
    • Past Vice Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance


  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1979)
    • Senior Editor, University of Florida Law Review
    • Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board
  • University of Florida (B.A., high honors, 1975)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Florida State Courts
  • Hon. Horace T. Ward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia


  • Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Miami, FL
  • Partner, Floyd Pearson Richman Greer, P.A., Miami, FL
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Horace T. Ward, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


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