I have been actively engaged in the practice of law since 1970, primarily as a commercial litigator. I have participated in and tried to conclusion hundreds of cases in a wide variety of areas, in both the State Courts and the Federal Courts. A number of the cases in which I have participated are important, landmark decisions. Most recently, I have devoted a significant part of my practice to class actions involving nutraceutical (nutritional supplements) products. I am considered to be one of the foremost reviewers of nutraceutical products in the country. I am also a consumer advocate and mediate disputes in the nutraceutical field.
Upon graduation from law school in 1967, I received a ROTC commission as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and, in 1968, was assigned to the Presidio of San Francisco where I served as an Armed Forces Courier transporting classified material throughout the world. In 1969 I was promoted to the rank of Captain and was deployed to the Republic of Vietnam where I served as a Company Commander of a Civil Affairs Company located in the Mekong Delta. I am the recipient of the Bronze Star. I completed my tour of duty in 1970, at which time I commenced private practice as an attorney.
I am an avid athlete and outdoorsman who is passionate about deep powder skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, four wall handball, sporting clays, and golf.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Bronze Star Medal||U.S. Army||1969|
|Solo Practitioner||Richard W. Meirowitz, Esq.||1970 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of the Bar of the City of New York||N/A||1972 - 1990|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||1972 - 1990|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Juris Doctorate||1967|
|University of Vermont||Bachelor of Arts||1964|
|Taylor v. Eli Haddad Corp.|
|Doubleday & Co., Inc. v. Tony Curtis|
|Miano v. AC&R Advertising, Inc.|
|Copeland v. Albion Laboratories, Inc., Seeking Health, LLC, and Designs for Health, Inc.|
|Solack Estates v. Goodman|
|Hoffman v. Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp.|
|Holliday v. Vitacost.com|
|Pilgreen v. 91 Fifth Avenue Corp.|
|Eli Haddad Corp. v. Cal Redmond Studio|
|In re Mergenthaler|
|In re Kanterman|
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