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Ross Deshong Meador

Business Attorney at Fullerton, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ross

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Ross Meador is a lawyer, entrepreneur, investor, teacher, and philanthropist.

Now an internationally recognized authority on international business and law, Mr. Meador’s career began in Vietnam in 1974 when he went alone to Saigon to open the wartime office for a child welfare organization, FCVN. The story of his work and evacuation from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon has been told in several books screenplays, including "Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War" by Thurston Clarke, his photographs of the evacuation hang in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and his organization has been nominated twice for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mr. Meador graduated from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1986, where he served as Executive Editor of the International Tax and Business Lawyer law review. He also studied entertainment law at UCLA. He is a former partner at Preston Gates & Ellis, prior to which he practiced with Morrison & Foerster and Howard, Rice for 14 years. He also practiced law with Kim & Chang in Korea, with SSEK in Indonesia, and with VILAF and Kirin in Vietnam for over 10 years.

His law practice focuses on privately held companies and entrepreneurial ventures, particularly in the areas of technology and entertainment. He has negotiated and drafted hundreds of business agreements, and advises clients on business models, financing issues, strategic relationships, and the protection and licensing of intellectual property. He applies all of these skills to his work at Wookey.

Mr. Meador has lectured on entrepreneurship in many venues, ranging from the Haas School of Business to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He also co-founded the executive training company, Advanced Global Connections. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Section of the California Bar Association. Mr. Meador is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in the World. Selected as "Super Lawyer." AVVO rating: "10.0 Superb."

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Meador Law
451 El Camino Drive
Fullerton, CA, 92835

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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thumbs up!
Ross was very helpful. He is very experienced in his field and I am thankful that he was able to assist me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Amar Veeramalla | October 30, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ross helped me in reviewing document and advised on few areas. Helped me with his wealth of knowledge as Startup/Business counsel. Very patient and answered all the questions I have.
Posted by Richard | February 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and Thoughtful
I recently had a contractual issue and Ross was able to help out in manner that resulted in a positive outcome. I was impressed how quickly he responded to inquiries (and in a thoughtful and professional manner). I recommend him without hesitation
Posted by Lisann | January 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgable
5.0 star rating 1/22/16 First to Review I own a small business in San Diego. Ross Meador has been wonderful to work with. He is extremely knowledgable and helped me get through a very stressful time with ease and positivity. I would recommend his services to anyone and will always use him as my lawyer and advisor.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2014
Ross Meador is highly recommended.
Ross helped me with some thorny business issues. He came up with some very creative solutions that opened up lots of new options going forward. I highly recommend Ross.
Posted by Cassandra | February 3, 2014
Highly Recommend Ross!
Ross is an excellent attorney and is someone you can count on to give you insightful feedback and answer all your questions knowledgeably. We have worked with Ross for three years now, and are always confident that he will give us the guidance/information we need to make informed legal decisions.
Posted by Robert | January 23, 2014
Get your start up running
Ross helped me get my start up running. He always provides thoughtful and timely advice. He was invaluable in getting our PPM together. Ross was also a tremendous help in his knowledge of the legal system in Korea when it came to negotiation of our first contract in that country.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Meador Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • CKR Law
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Managing Partner, Orange County Office
  • TechLaw LLP
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Meador & Engle
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Rogers & Meador
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Preston Gates Ellis LLP
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Of Counsel
  • Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Of Counsel
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Foreign Legal Advisor
  • Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy & Kardono
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Foreign Legal Advisor
  • Kim & Chang
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • 1986 - 1989
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  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Entertainment Law CLE
  • 2013
  • UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980
  • Bay Area World Trade Center
  • Certificate in Import Export Management
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tiny Prints Sold to Shutterfly for $300 million
  • Successful close
  • Oracle Corporation Public Offering
  • Successful close


  • California State University Fullerton
  • Entrepreneur in Residence
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Bar Association International Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2001 - Present
  • U.S. Vietnam Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Korean American Bar Association of the North Pacific Coast
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Intercultural Institute of California
  • Member, Business Advisory Counsel
  • 1999 - 2002
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • Chairman, Legal Services Committee
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Selectee
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2021
  • Selectee
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Recognition - Entrepreneur in Residence
  • California Legislature Assembly
  • 2013
  • Biographee
  • Marquis Who's Who in the West
  • 2010
  • Biographee
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • 2007
  • Biographee
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2006
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom Nominee
  • Senator Diane Feinstein
  • 2005
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom Nominee
  • Congressman Tom Tancredo
  • 2004
  • Biographee
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cal Bar Annual Meeting
  • Business in Vietnam
  • 2007
  • Cal Bar Annual Meeting
  • Business in Vietnam
  • 2006
  • Cal Bar Winning International Strategies for Technology-Based Companies Conference
  • International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (31)
Endorse Ross
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ross's impressive depth of experience has equipped him with a unique and much-needed skill set in the tech industry. One only needs to note his life-long clients and consistent work product to appreciate the rare expertise he brings to business law and corporate/LLC formations."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ross Meador is an absolute expert at corporate law. I would trust him with anything. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ross is an extraordinary lawyer who I have known for more than 30 years, who has a deep understanding of business and people and the skills to apply that insight into extremely effective legal services for his clients."
Business Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked directly with Ross for some time and found that he is very knowledgeable and professional in his field of practice. I am happy endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Meador is a seasoned business and IP attorney with a profile I can't begin to summarize in the space allotted for this endorsement. He has practiced law in the United States and abroad, handling complex international transactions for companies of all shapes and sizes. Mr. Meador is a recognized expert in the field of international transactional law and in my experience, a really nice guy. In sum, I am happy to submit my endorsement for Ross Meador."
Business Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ross consulted me in a family law matter involving sale of a business. He was incredibly helpful--communicative, insightful, timely and professional. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross is a fantastic attorney with exceptional knowledge in international business transactions. Ross is friendly and understands clients' needs. I highly recommend using Ross for business transactional work."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Ross through one of the non-profit organizations he helped set up. He has a varied and very impressive background that serves his clients well. I recommend him for any corporate matter or for anyone who needs general counsel advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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