Patrick Meacham is a trial lawyer who has a diverse litigation practice that includes defending professional negligence, product and premises liability, and other catastrophic personal injury claims. He has represented multiple Fortune 500 companies in the health care, utilities, food and beverage, construction, and consumer products industries and has served as lead counsel in large multiparty mass tort cases.
He has extensive experience in product and premises liability cases and has advised and represented clients after industrial accidents, plant explosions, structural collapses, natural gas and electrical incidents, and fires. He has tried numerous catastrophic injury cases to verdict, in the process conducting and defending hundreds of party, fact witness, and expert witness depositions. That includes preparing corporate representatives to give sworn testimony. He has managed extensive discovery projects and overseen lengthy trial preparation activities.
Pat has also counseled hospitals and health care providers in professional malpractice actions and administrative hearings before the North Carolina Medical Board. In addition, he has worked closely with hospitals in risk management activities, policy and procedure development, and personnel training.
Earlier in his career, Pat served in the U.S. Department of Justice as special assistant to the administrator in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He has served as an adjunct professor at Campbell's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. While earning his law degree there, he was president of the Student Bar Association.