LawCall: Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Fox 6 WBRC 10:30pm
“Fighting for big names and no-names”
This Sunday on LawCall, we are honored to have LA defense attorney Tom Mesereau on the show to talk about his experience in the courtroom as a prominent criminal trial lawyer. Over the course of his efficacious legal career, Mesereau has earned successful verdicts in many of his cases, including a number of high-profile celebrity cases. In addition, Mesereau also accepts one capital murder case each year in the “Deep South” for defendants who cannot afford representation, including high-profile murder cases in Alabama.
High-Profile Celebrity Cases
Pro Bono Work
Mesereau is strong advocate for pro bono volunteer legal services. He established the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic in South Los Angeles to provide underprivileged residents of Los Angeles County an opportunity to receive free legal counsel from judges, lawyers, law students, college students and activists. Also, for the last 18 years Mesereau has accepted one capital murder case each year on behalf of a defendant in the Deep South, including in Alabama and Mississippi, who cannot afford representation.
Awards and Recognition
Mesereau has received a number of prestigious awards and honors over the course of his career, including:
- Has been named one of the “10 Most Fascinating People of the Year” by Barbara Walters.
- Has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America“.
- Was named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association.
- Received the President’s Award from United Sates Dream Academy, Washington D.C., with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, for work with inner city children with incarcerated parents.
- Community Service Award from the former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for years of contributions to the city, including willingness to represent unpopular defendants and commitment to poor citizens.
- Humanitarian Award issued in Mesereau’s name each year by N-Action Family Network, an organization devoted to helping women in drug recovery and their children re-enter society.