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Frank E. Merideth Jr. has wide-ranging litigation experience in state, federal, bankruptcy and tax courts, and administrative proceedings. He also has considerable experience in arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Frank has tried over 75 cases (jury and non-jury) in both state and federal courts as well as before specialized tribunals. His primary focus is in trying complex multi-party litigation, including class actions, actions related to mergers and acquisitions, false claim actions, product liability cases and intellectual property. Additionally, Frank's experience includes civil trials, with a particular emphasis on business and commercial transactions, securities, real property, probate, tax matters, trade secrets, products liability and patent actions.


  • Class and derivative actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Government contracts
  • Products liability
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual property, including patent litigation
  • Consumer litigation
  • Probate/Trust litigation



  • Green Hills Software
  • Trans World Assurance Corporation
  • Tatung Company
  • ACI International, Inc.
  • Live Nation
  • Claire’s Stores

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2007-2024
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017 and 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles


  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, 1969
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1966
  • California
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Tax Court