Mr. Meisner defends businesses and insureds in complex civil litigation and has represented clients across Tennessee in both state and federal courts. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating, which is the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. Mr. Meisner is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Meisner represents numerous clients in the restaurant industry. This has given him insight into the challenges facing the restaurant industry. Mr. Meisner has successfully defended clients in cases involving intentional torts, dram shop claims, slip and falls, alcohol-related incidents, as well as regulatory matters before the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and municipal beer boards. Mr. Meisner also provides risk assessment and assists clients creating and implementing best practices to avoid liability.
Prior to becoming a trial lawyer, Mr. Meisner served in the United States Marine Corps, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, in Okinawa, Japan. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance School and the Marine Corps Combatant Dive School. During his time in the Marines, he led a special operations team with the Thirty-First Marine Expeditionary Unit, which was responsible for in extremis hostage rescue, and has trained a number of international special operations troops in dive-team tactics and special warfare.
Mr. Meisner currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Beth, and their two boys, Evan and Gavin. When he is not practicing law, he stays busy volunteering for his church and community. He is a member of The People’s Church in Franklin.