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Werner Richard Meissner

Personal injury Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Vern Meissner

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 42 years
    California - CA 43 years
    Connecticut - CT 38 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Permanent Retirement No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Werner

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MEISSNER LAW FIRM IS A PLAINTIFFS' LAW FIRM AND HAS REPRESENTED INJURED CLIENTS SINCE 1985.

Since 1985, Meissner Law Firm has been providing personal, professional, top quality legal service to victims of accidents, medical malpractice, work site accidents, and other civil wrongs, helping their clients obtain proper compensation against insurance companies, large corporations, and entities.

While maintaining a small firm atmosphere where clients get personal attention and are made to feel at home, dealing directly with the attorneys, the firm is eager to take on any opposition, no matter how large.  In several cases, Mr. Meissner has stood alone in court against numerous top insurance lawyers and was able to obtain and preserve significant verdicts for his clients.

Our firm has been built on reputation, integrity and results. Although we are located in Southern California, we handle cases throughout California and in other states.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018

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Meissner Law Firm. Personal Injury, Car Accident, Premise Liability, Products Liability, Attorney/Lawyer in San Pedro and Orange County, CA.
Meissner Law Firm. Personal Injury, Car Accident, Premise Liability, Products Liability, Attorney/Lawyer in San Pedro and Orange County, CA.
Meissner Law Firm. Personal Injury, Car Accident, Premise Liability, Products Liability, Attorney/Lawyer in San Pedro and Orange County, CA.
Meissner Law Firm. Personal Injury, Car Accident, Premise Liability, Products Liability, Attorney/Lawyer in San Pedro and Orange County, CA.
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Location

Meissner Law Firm
4611 Teller Avenue
Suite 120
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Meissner Law Firm
831 W. 9th Street
San Pedro, CA, 90731
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mind blown
I thought I'd drop a line about Meissner Law Firm. I was referred to them after a very tricky car accident I was in as a passenger with emergency services halting the traffic flow. I was really injured & vulnerable to say the least. What I really appreciated was the efficient dedication, research, availability, communication, explanations and breakdowns step by step with me. I was not fed BS. This is also a family firm & I felt the integrity of such,..it was noticeable. Two years later I was in another accident. Circumstantially I wasn't able to have them represent me. I can confidently say that Meissner Law firm is in a league of their own. It turns out there were several angles they could have manipulated & taken for more profit however remained integral. Attorneys for the most part have horrible reputations. Meissner Law Firm is an exception to this rule. As a Single Woman, I would recommend them to anyone in a vulnerable position. I trust them with my life. I hope this message lands as helpful. Sincerely,..Meissner Client
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mind Blown
I thought I'd drop a line about Meissner Law Firm. I was referred to them after a very tricky car accident I was in as a passenger with emergency services halting the traffic flow. I was really injured & vulnerable to say the least. What I really appreciated was the efficient dedication, research, availability, communication, explanations and breakdowns step by step with me. I was not fed BS. This is also a family firm & I felt the integrity of such,..it was noticeable. Two years later I was in another accident. Circumstantially I wasn't able to have them represent me. I can confidently say that Meiessner Law firm is in a league of their own. It turns out there were several angles they could have manipulated & taken for more profit however remained integral. Attorneys for the most part have horrible reputations. Meissner Law Firm is an exception to this rule. As a Single Woman, I would recommend them to anyone in a vulnerable position. I trust them with my life. I hope this message lands as helpful. Sincerly,..Meissner Client
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer look no further. I was turned down by multiple firms but Meissner took my case with no hesitation. You want a lawyer with the level of confidence and experience that Meissner has! Not to mention his team is great as well. They’re professional and timely which is what you want from a legal office. My case was a tougher one but at the end of the day with Meissner’s hard work and diligence, he pulled it off. Overall strongly recommend.
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Posted by Jeff | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I would highly recommend Meissner Law Firm for anyone seeking personal injury representation. The team was very knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, proactive and overall just very professional. They put a ton of work into my case that spanned from summer 2019 to winter 2021… a lot of hurdles due to covid but nonetheless, they grinded out the work and delivered a very favorable settlement.
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Posted by Yolanda | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent service
I would highly recommend them. They are good, friendly, hard-working lawyers with a wonderful staff. They treated me very good and always checking up on me, kept me updated on my case. I was very pleased with my settlement. Meissner Law Firm were referred to me by a friend and I’m so glad I went with them, they really care about their clients, was very pleased with their service. Will defiantly recommend them to family and friends.
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Posted by Daniel | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight Winners!!!
Where do I begin… if you feel like no attorney out there is listening to you and you are ready to give up, DON’T!! Call Meissner!!! That was me a few months back and now I am thousands of dollars richer thanks to Meissner’s law office!!! He not only took the time to hear my case, he spent countless amount of time with me without asking for a dime! He not only shared knowledge but also made me feel right at home. They are very communicative and always available. I can’t say enough about Meissner law office and it doesn’t hurt for you to give them a call. You’ll be glad you did!
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Posted by Joshua | November 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Why Meissner Law is the Best law firm in Socal.
Look no more, seek no more, and go to Meissner Law Firm!!!! There are three things that encompass a great experience to anywhere that you go and that is, attitude, service, and the results. The attitude that Meissner Law Firm exhibits there at the office is by far the best, if not THE BEST that I have had in all the places that I have been to. Allie, Michael, other employees there, along with Mr. Vern himself are very professional and kind when communicating with you over the phone or through email. I had not yet met any of the wonderful people that were talking to me, but I already knew that these people were the nicest and best prepared people on the globe! Secondly, the service is exquisite. I personally went to two lawyers BEFORE Meissner Law Firm and man I had to call them everyday to see the status of my case and honestly they would tell me the same thing everyday, BUT here at Meissner Law Firm, man they really know what they are doing (Thus is why they are the BEST). They were the ones calling me to get the most accurate details which is what a law firm should be doing. You really do feel you have Mr. Vern on your side fighting for you and man I would not want to have anyone else fighting for me. With Mr. Vern covering my case I felt at peace, with the others I felt worried. Nothing better than to be able to trust someone 100% and let me say, I trusted Mr. Vern and his law firm 110%. Mr. Vern himself will go over the case step by step and break it down for you with clarity.Mr. Vern just leaves me jaw dropped with his expertise knowledge and flawless speech. So much respect in Mr. Vern himself and everyone else that attended me. Finally, the outcome of trusting Meissner Law Firm is the act of me keeping their phone number for any and all future legal cases. Meissner Law Firm will fight for your case as if it was theirs. They will not stop and give only 80% to your case, they will put in the time, dedication, and 120% to make sure that you get your justice. Mr. Vern and the office treat you like family with love, respect, and a welcoming environment. In Conclusion, I was involved in a car accident and with previous lawyers, they said I was not going to win and I was super sad, but just last week I got a call saying that my check was ready. The result of this case had me in tears and honestly Meissner Law Firm IS THE BEST IN SOCAL!! For any personal injury, medical malpractice, or other legal cases, give Meissner Law Firm a call please. They will not disappoint. They are not simply the best, rather, they are the BEST OF THE BEST! THANK YOU MR. VERN AND MEISSNER LAW FIRM!!! It is GREATLY APPRECIATED. Much love. -Friday, November 15, 2019 8:38 AM
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Posted by Pedro | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Was very helpful gave us advice on another matter, and his employees were very polite and helpful.
Posted by JUDY | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It is with great honor to write a review for Mr. Werner Meissner
Mr. Meissner is an excellent, effective, knowledgeable attorney. He treats you like family. A wonderful family. He has impeccable service. His staff and office are warm and welcoming. Mr. Meissner will thoroughly explain the process, and walk you through every step of the way. He made my case stress free. He is honest with you and will fight in your corner. When you speak with him, it will be evident that you hired the right attorney. I was involved in a car accident, and hired him to handle my bodily injury claim. I was confident in his knowledge, and his abilities to handle any obstacles thrown our way. He has a wonderful demeanor and is a gentleman. When you meet with him to discuss your case, I felt relax and a good feeling that everything is going to be great. When you leave his office, you leave with this overwhelming feeling/sense that he is taking care of everything. And he did! I didn't have to worry about my case because you know he is doing everything he can, and that you are in great hands. I strongly recommend Mr. Meissner, an attorney who is in your corner, treats you with respect and care.
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Posted by Nikki | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, Experienced, and Smart
I was involved in my first car accident and had no idea where to start. I was referred to Mr. Meissner by a friend and I am so happy I went to him. He handled my case with expertise from beginning to end. I was very impressed by his professionalism and knowledge in the details of my case. He was available for all of my calls and questions and made me feel very confident at my deposition and in court. When you are going through a difficult time, having someone you can trust is important. It is reassuring that I have an attorney that I can call and get advice from on many different things. He always takes the time to help you out and is not all about the money. I have referred clients to him who have thanked me also. I highly recommend this attorney and his office staff who were also very nice and helpful.
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Posted by Chris | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent No Nonsense Attorney
My family, friends and I have known and used Vern for over 20 years and he has always provided excellent legal advise and battled cases to the end when required with great results. He tells you up front what to expect from your case. He is a respected member in our community. I highly recommend Vern.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Car Accident Case
I consulted with Mr. Meissner because my sister was hit by a car, knocked 20 feet, and got some serious facial injuries. She was inconsolable after her accident and Mr. Meissner made the process simple and put our minds at ease. In the end she got a great settlement and we were both really happy about the result. If you're looking for a great attorney in SoCal, or just want legal advice, I highly recommend giving this place a call.
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Posted by Garrett | July 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Vern handled my case quickly and professionally and achieved the best case scenario for our outcome. He got me in to appointments quickly, and with doctors who were able to help. I received good quality care from chiropractics, to imaging and orthopedics. Can’t say enough good things about my experience with Warner Meissner Law.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My apartment condition was so bad that I was actually getting sick. Mr. Meissner helped me through the whole process and was very easy to talk to. His team is very friendly and I felt like I could contact them whenever I needed to, even after hours. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Highly Recommend
Took care of a car accident case that I had. Very knowledgeable, punctual, and professional. I would highly recommend Mr. Meissner to others. He made me feel comfortable and confident with all of the details of my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Meissner Law Firm
  • 1985 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin, Harrison
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Judicial Extern
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 1979 - 1979
  • Intern
  • Nassau County District Attorney
  • 1978 - 1978
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Long Island University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death
  • $1,800,000.00
  • Clergy Cases
  • $3,101.000.00
  • Pedestrian v. Automobile
  • $2,050,000.00
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
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Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2006
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • A Career in Law
  • Werner R. Meissner talks about the different career paths a lawyer can take to undergraduate business students interested in law at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2018
  • A Career in Law
  • Werner R. Meissner talks about the different career paths a lawyer can take to undergraduate business students interested in law at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2017
  • A Career in Law
  • Werner R. Meissner talks about the different career paths a lawyer can take to undergraduate business students interested in law at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2016
  • A Career in Law
  • Werner R. Meissner talks about the different career paths a lawyer can take to undergraduate business students interested in law at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2015
  • A Career in Law
  • Werner R. Meissner talks about the different career paths a lawyer can take to undergraduate business students interested in law at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2014
  • A Career in Law
  • Werner R. Meissner talks about the different career paths a lawyer can take to undergraduate business students interested in law at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (26)
Endorse Werner
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As tenacious a fighter and ethical as they come. Vern’s spectacular trial results speaks for themselves. I would not hesitate to retain Vern for myself or family if the need arises."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a relentless fighter. He is highly experienced."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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