Mr. Mesereau represented a member of a wealthy, California family who was charged with attempted murder. Prosecutors claimed the defendant intentionally stabbed a young man in the back. Miraculously, the victim recovered after surgery in intensive care. Tom Mesereau’s client was facing life in prison. Prior criminal defense counsel, a high profile Los Angeles lawyer, had encouraged the defendant to accept five years in prison as part of a plea deal. The defendant’s parents came to Mr. Mesereau hoping for a better result. On the day of trial, Mr. Mesereau arranged a plea bargain involving no jail time and one year of house arrest
Significance: This is a remarkable result in a case of alleged attempted murder.