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Richard James Meechan

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
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Mr. Meechan has 30 years of experience in dealing with industrially injured workers and is invaluable in bringing cases to a reasonable solution. He works hard to guard the rights of injured workers within Sonoma, Mendocino, Marin, Napa, and Lake Counties in California.

Mr. Meechan is recognized by the California Bar Association as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. He is an active member of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and is a member of their Board of Governors.

Mr. Meechan was honored by peers as a California Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009 in recognition of his commitment to and tireless efforts on behalf of Injured Workers. In 2014, he was named as one of the top 100 Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in the nation by the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG).

Mr. Meechan has served in the military. While young, he was a U.S. Navy Diver with Explosive Ordinance Disposal. He later joined the National Guard and served as an officer with the Combat Engineers.

Mr. Meechan is an active member of California Applicant Attorneys (CAAA) and participates in more than 8 days a year of education. Sometimes as the lecturer.

As a concerned citizen, he has worked to preserve the ecology, quality of life, and natural resources of Sonoma County. He helped found and was a Co-Chair of the Coalition for a Better Sonoma County. As a naturalist, Mr. Meechan donates knowledge, time and energy on behalf of Sonoma County’s open spaces and the Russian River.

Richard Meechan is a trained Mediator. He understands the needs of workers with disabilities and the financial goals of the insurance industry. His training has helped close many difficult cases through negotiation. Mr. Meechan often takes cases to trial, if a fair resolution cannot be reached.


Law Office of Richard J. Meechan


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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2014
Good Lawyer
Attorney Meechan had my best interest concerning my Workers-Comp case. He keep me well through the process and made sure I received the proper treatment on a ongoing basis. He was very knowledgeable and an excellent attorney. I cannot speak highly enough about Richard Meechan. Anyone who has been hurt on the job knows it is a life changing , long and painful experience. I highly recommend The Meechan law office.They helped me through a very difficult time in my life and represented me in a very professional and courteous manor.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2013
The only time the law was ever applied in my case; is when I did my own research and spent months attempting to get this firm to represent my interest. This attorney does not keep clients informed of vital case developments and has created a firewall of front staff who make excuse after excuse to avoid the attorney having to communication with their clients. If you want an attorney that will let the defense control every aspect of your case, never return calls, not act in your interest, and doesn't give a damn about you, your injuries and suffering; Meechan is the firm for you.
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Response from Richard Meechan October 6, 2015
We take difficult cases. Often times we can make it work. This one did not. It is true that it is nearly impossible to call my office and get me on the phone. I do however have a great staff that serve our clients, answer phones, solve problems. We work hard for our clients but we do need the cooperation of our clients to work through these cases.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard Meechan
  • 1990 - Present


  • Empire College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • California State University, Sonoma State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • California Applicant Attorney Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • CAAA Summer Convention
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • 2015

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Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"From experience as opposing counsel, I know Attorney Rick Meechan is a tough, experienced litigator who is unafraid to take hard cases and win. An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
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Santa Rosa Workers compensation Lawyer Richard James Meechan
Richard James Meechan
Workers compensation Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 36 years