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Addison J. Meyers

Partner

ameyers@defensecounsel.com

Miami Office
1000 N.W. 57th Court
Suite 300
Miami FL 33126

Tel: 305.774.9966
Fax: 305.774.7743

Addison J. ("Sonny") Meyers was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Business Administration degree from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Meyers graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with Juris Doctoral in 1978.  Mr. Meyers began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, serving from 1978 through 1981. During that time, he served as a Division Chief, responsible for prosecuting rape, robbery and homicide cases.

Mr. Meyers later served as an assistant in the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office from 1981 through 1984. He worked in the trial division defending claims against Jackson Memorial Hospital and the county's police, fire and transportation departments.

Mr. Meyers is an active member of the Dade County Bar Association, where he has served on the Litigation and Education Committees. He is involved with the "Put Something Back" pro bono section of the Dade County Bar. He is a former member of the Florida Bar Legislative Committee, and has served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Mr. Meyers has served on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has previously served as President of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FBOTA) and as President of the Miami Chapter of ABOTA. He has tried in excess of 150 jury trials to verdict. He was recently appointed to the Citizens Advisory Board for the University of Miami. His is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) and the Dade County Defense Bar Association.  Mr. Meyers is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is regularly selected by his peers as a "Top Lawyer" in Florida.

Mr. Meyers is currently the managing partner of the firm's South Florida office.  As part of his practice he has lectured to claims personnel, professionals, lawyers and physicians regarding his practice areas and trial advocacy matters. He has participated regularly in Masters in Trial Programs around the State of Florida.

AV® - Preeminent Rated. (AV® - Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies).

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Dram Shop/Liquor Liability

EDUCATION

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., M.B.A.
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Citizens Advisory Bard for the University of Miami
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association

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