Tom Mesereau's accomplishments in the courtroom are extraordinary and unprecedented.

NOTABLE CASES

Michael Jackson

Sexual Assault
State Court

WON

Joe Babajian

White-Collar Fraud
Federal Court

WON

Jason Patterson

White-Collar Fraud
Federal Court

WON

Fred D'Antonio

White-Collar Fraud
Federal Court

WON

Bill Cosby

Sexual Assault
State Court

LEAD TRIAL COUNSEL
– WON ON APPEAL

Wesley Quick

Capital Murder
State Court

WON

Terry Bonner

Capital Murder
State Court

WON

Larry Carroll

Securities Fraud
State Court

WON

Charleston Wells

Murder 
State Court

WON

P.K. Lim

Health Care Fraud
Federal Court

WON

Lionell Woods

Murder 
State Court

WON

Devarius Noel

Murder
State Court

WON

Plastic Surgeon

Sexual Misconduct
Medical Board

WON

Spine Surgeon

Unprofessional Conduct
Medical Board

WON

Physician, G.P.

Health Care Fraud
State Court

WON

Football Player

Rape 
State Court

WON

Melaine Davis

Murder 
State Court

WON

Antoine Lewis

Murder
State Court

WON

Odell Allen

Murder
State Court

WON

Medical Director

White Collar-Fraud
Federal Court

WON

Agency Director

White Collar-Theft
State Court

CHARGES DISMISSED

Firefighter

Sexual Assault
State Court

WON

Swim Instructor

Sexual Assault 
State Court

WON

Truck Driver

Sexual Assault
State Court

WON

MILESTONES: 2020

  • February, 2020 – Jury acquits Tom Mesereau’s client of murder. Client is convicted of a lesser charge, provocation manslaughter. Prosecutors claimed client intentionally shot alleged victim with a handgun in cold blood.
  • In his last five murder trials, Tom Mesereau has achieved the following:
  • Three were acquitted of murder;
  • One was acquitted of capital murder;
  • One jury was hung;
  • Three were convicted of lesser offenses.
  • Mr. Mesereau serves as Special Counsel to the Estate of Michael Jackson.
 

MILESTONES: 2019

  • September, 2019 – Attorney Tom Mesereau successfully defends client charged with murder and attempted murder. Prosecuters claimed that the defendant murdered someone with a knife and attempted to murder a second person with a knife. Mr Mesereau’s client receives eight weeks of anger management training and goes home.

MILESTONES: 2018

  • May, 2018 – Tom Mesereau obtains complete dismissal of high-profile rape charges against celebrity defendant.
  • Tom Mesereau convinces Los Angeles District Attorney not to charge former high-profile professional athlete with rape.
  • July, 2018 – After a five and one-half month trial in state court, all charges in high-profile white collar prosecution of public agency head are dismissed by trial judge. Tom Mesereau defended the agency director at trial. See article: Judge dismisses charges against antipoverty leaders.

MILESTONES: 2017

MILESTONES: 2016

  • February, 2016 – Tom Mesereau is named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by The National Trial Lawyers in Miami, Florida.
  • June, 2016 – Defense Attorney Tom Mesereau wins his fourth straight federal white collar jury trial in United States District Court, Camden, New Jersey (United States v. Diantonio and Catarro). White collar jury trials in federal court have included conspiracy, money laundering, health care fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, wire fraud, loan fraud, false statements to banks, etc.
  • September, 2016 – Tom Mesereau wins complete acquittal in murder trial in Birmingham, Alabama. Mesereau claims self-defense. Prosecution says victim was shot three times in the back (Alabama v. Odell Marzette Allen).

WHITE COLLAR CASES

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Mesereau once won four Federal White-Collar Criminal Jury trials in a row.

NON-WHITE COLLAR CASES

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Mesereau once won three criminal jury trials in a row involving the death penalty.

Tom Mesereau and Robert Blake
Tom Mesereau Freeing Actor Robert Blake from Jail

State Court – Acquittal – Murder

May, 2017- Mr. Mesereau defended a high-profile murder case in Bessemer, Alabama. (Alabama v. Charleston Wells) The prosecution charged Mr. Wells with murdering an Iraqi

State Court – Acquittal – Murder

September 2016-  Tom Mesereau traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to defend a murder case. The client was facing life in prison. The prosecution claimed the defendant

OTHER SAMPLE VICTORIES

State Court – Dismissal – Rape

Mr. Mesereau was hired as lead counsel to defend a wealthy Chinese businessman charged with raping and assaulting two women.  After three years, including a

State Court – Acquittal – Murder

Reputed gang member, known as “Little Hit Man,” charged with a drive by shooting during daylight hours at major intersection.  Prosecution calls three eyewitnesses.  Jury