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Thomas R. Meagher

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T 517.371.8161
F 517.371.8200


Tom Meagher is a litigator and appellate practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He concentrates his practice on the defense of employment lawsuits. This includes the defense of cases involving constitutional law, civil rights and discrimination, whistleblower and disability claims on behalf of private and municipal clients.

Tom handles appeals for a variety of clients in a wide range of cases. He also serves as a case evaluator throughout the state.  Tom is recognized by his peers and the bench for his integrity and legal abilities.

Tom has authored many articles for a variety of publications and is often invited to speak at seminars and state bar and industry events.

Honors & Recognitions

AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2017 (Commercial Litigation)

Michigan Super Lawyers 2012-2016 (Employment Litigation: Defense)

2010 Service Award from the Hmong-American Association for 15 years of pro bono services

2005 Attorney of the Year, Michigan Participating Plan (State-Wide Municipal Insurer)


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • Federal Bar Association
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Michigan Supreme Court Advocates Guild
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Past Member of Board of Directors & Past Chair of Amicus Curiae Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1981, magna cum laude

American Graduate School of International Management, M.I.M., 1989

Michigan State University, B.A., 1978, Honors College, with high honors

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court