Roger L. Meredith

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Biography

Attorney Roger L. Meredith, the principal attorney in the firm, graduated from the University of Chicago (AB, MA) and Rice University (PhD) before attending New College of California. He received his law degree and was admitted to practice in 1978.

Since that time, he has maintained a general litigation practice at various times in association with other attorneys but since 1982 in solo practice with associate and contract attorneys assisting. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem in San Francisco for many years. He currently not only sits as a judge pro tem but also as a Settlement Master in family law and in general civil matters. He has been an arbitrator on personal injury and real property matters. He regularly acts as an arbitrator in San Francisco in real property and personal injury matters for many years and often serves as a private Judge retained by the parties in family law matters. He is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, State Bar of California, California Lawyers for the Arts. He has served on many boards and committees including the Committee of Bar Examiners for the State of California and the LRIS Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association and various neighborhood and homeowners associations.

He has participated in seminars and symposiums on various legal issues before a number of neighborhood groups on Americans With Disability Act matters, on various matters regarding issues common to graphic and visual artists and has taught various workshops involving family law matters.

Employment History:

Self-employed, Law Offices of Roger L. Meredith, 1982 to present with a general litigation practice consisting of family law, real estate, civil, personal injury, and intellectual property.

1977-1978 and 1979-1982: Law Offices of Jack K. Berman until his ascension to the bench.

Complex criminal defense and general civil litigation.

1978-1979: Law Offices of John F. Macgregor, medical malpractice.

1976-1978: Intern, Law Offices of John F. MacGregor.

1975-1976: Intern, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, Impact Litigation Unit.

Pre-Legal Employment:

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Professor of Humanities, Chair of the Humanities Department, Mary Harden Baylor College, Belton, Texas.

Judicial and Quasi Judicial Experience:

San Francisco Municipal Court – Small Claims Division Pro Tem Judge

San Francisco Municipal Court – Unlawful Detainer Settlement Judge

San Francisco Municipal Court – Judge Pro Tem

San Francisco Superior Court – Family Law Division, Judge Pro Tem, Settlement Master

San Francisco Superior Court - Unlawful Detainer – Pro Tem, - Settlement Conference Judge

San Francisco Municipal Court- Arbitrator

San Francisco Superior Court – Arbitrator

San Francisco Bar Association – Fee Disputes – Arbitrator

Privately retained and Court appointed by Stipulation – Judge Pro Tem Family Law

Court Appointed Receiver – Real Property

Committee and Board Memberships:

Committee of Bar Examiners, 1990 to 1994

Chair of the Committee of Bar Examiners, 1993-1994

Chair, Subcommittee on Examinations, 1991-1993

Member of Subcommittee on Examinations, 1990-1993

Vice-Chair, Subcommittee on Moral Character, 1992-1993

Member of Subcommittee on Moral Character, 1991-1993

Vice-chair, Subcommittee on Education Standards, 1992-1993

Member of Subcommittee on Education Standards, from 1990-1993.

Bar Association of San Francisco, Lawyer Referral Service

- Member of the Board of Directors: 1983-prensent

- Qualifications Committee Member and Chair on several occasions from 1985-present

- Chair of Budget Committee from 1998-present

- Chair of the Lawyer Referral Service: 1992

Bar Association of San Francisco

- Finance and Audit Committee – Member: 2003-2013

National Conference of Bar Examiners

- Multi-State Bar Examination Policy Committee

- Member of the Committee, 1994-1998

Rally Visitation Project

- Member, Board of Directors, 1994-2009.

Headlands One Homeowners’ Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1994, President, 1986-1994.

California Council for Interior Design Certification:

Public Member 1995-2001

Chair of the Legislative Committee 1995-1996

Interim Executive Director 1996

Treasurer 1997-2001.

Awards, Honors:

1991: James P. Preoveolos Award, Bar Association of San Francisco for outstanding pro bono services in Family Law.

1990: President’s Pro Bono Service Award, State Bar of California

1984-2012: Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award, Bar Association of San Francisco, annually.

2005: California Senate Certificate of Recognition

2012-2018 California Super Lawye

Areas of Practice (165)

  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Civil Unions
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Community Property Law
  • Day Care
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Fathers Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • International Child Abduction
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Interstate Support
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Cooperative Housing Association Law
  • Cooperative Housing Law
  • Easements
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Property Management
  • Quit Title
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Arbitration
  • Real Estate Brokerage Law
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability
  • Real Estate Brokers Licensing
  • Real Estate Brokers Malpractice
  • Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Errors and Omissions
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • Real Estate Title
  • Real Estate Title Insurance
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Real Estate Workouts
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Right of Way Easements
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Collections
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trust Planning
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Probate
  • Ancillary Probate
  • International Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Missing Heir Searches
  • Successions
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Taxations
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Private Business Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-851-0574  Phone
(415) 616-5959  Phone
(415) 788-3234  Fax
www.rogerlmeredith.com/about/roger-l-meredith
University Attended:
Rice University, Ph.D., Philosophy, 1967; Sorbonne University; University of Chicago, M.A., English, 1965; University of Chicago, A.B., Philosophy and English, 1964; University of London
Law School Attended:
New College of California, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978
Admission:
1978, California
Memberships:
Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California; Lawyer Referral Service (Board of Directors, 1983—).
Birth Information:
St. Paul, Minnesota, May 9, 1942
ISLN:
904852682

Peer Reviews

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