Andrew C. Meyer, Jr.
Recently honored with induction into the Inaugural Hall of Fame Class by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. has consistently achieved record-setting verdicts and settlements, including one of the largest personal injury awards in Massachusetts’ history — $30 million, including interest, in a birth injury lawsuit.
Attorney Meyer’s extraordinary professional accomplishments and compelling influence on the field of medical malpractice also won him the distinction of being named one of "The 150 Most Influential Bostonians" by Boston magazine as well as “One of the Most Influential Lawyers in the State” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Martindale Hubbell’s well-respected national directory of lawyers has consistently awarded Meyer its highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
For 30 consecutive years, he has been selected for inclusion in the widely recognized The Best Lawyers in America — the universally accepted guide to legal excellence. He has the additional distinction of being listed in Super Lawyers each year since 2004. Selected Boston’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2011 by Best Lawyers®, his cases are often cited for their novel and precedent-setting issues.
A Patient Safety Advocate
Inside and outside the courtroom, Meyer is a respected advocate for patient safety. Appointed to the Board of Advisors to the Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the NCH Philanthropy Committee of the NCH Healthcare System Board of Trustees, Meyer brings a patient-centric perspective to these policy and decision making teams based on his decades of experience representing clients injured by medical errors.
A tireless voice for those whom the healthcare system has failed, Meyer pushes for medical education reform, supports transparency as a practiced value in medicine, and promotes increased consumer engagement in all aspects of health care. Meyer is regularly invited to address health care providers and those who represent health care providers in an effort to contribute to the betterment of the delivery of medical services and the safety of patients. These community engagements support Lubin & Meyer’s mission of improving healthcare for everyone by encouraging new approaches to the delivery of medicine, reducing risk, eliminating preventable harms and increasing positive outcomes.
A recent example of Meyer's outspoken advocacy and the important role his law firm plays as a check on the powerful local medical establishment: the 2019 exposé, "The Secret Truth About Boston Doctors," in Boston Magazine. The article describes Meyer and his firm as the consumer protection bureau known as a last line of defense against an often indifferent and sometimes dangerous medical regime. Through the courts, his team works to impose change on the medical community by requiring case settlements to include specific improvements to hospital policies and systems.
Promoting the Profession
Meyer is regularly called on to speak both to lawyers and medical professionals about the advances of medical malpractice and personal injury law. For more than two decades, Meyer has chaired and lectured at continuing legal education seminars for the:
- American Association of Justice
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) - Chairman of the Annual New England Personal Injury Conference for 25 consecutive years.
He has been a lecturer at:
- Boston University Law School
- Harvard School of Public Health
- Suffolk University Law School.
In addition, Meyer has been the subject of many feature articles in publications including:
- Lawyers Weekly
- Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy
- Boston Bar Journal
- ATLA Law Reports.
Meyer’s successes in winning compensation for victims of medical malpractice and personal injury have been highlighted in articles in:
- The Boston Globe
- The Boston Herald
- The New York Times
- The Los Angeles Times
- The Wall Street Journal.
A Leader in the Community
Meyer is a community leader as well. He has served on the National Advisory Board of the National Center for Patients’ Rights and on the Action Subcommittee on Patients' Rights of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which protects the rights of victims of personal injury and medical malpractice.
In 2010 Meyer was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Suffolk University, where he had served as a long-time Trustee. Meyer’s contribution to the legal community has further been recognized by Suffolk University when they awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.
Meyer has been a member of the Board of Governors for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys for 30 consecutive years. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals and all Massachusetts state courts.