Thomas Mesereau Net Worth $25 Million
Thomas Arthur Mesereau Jr. Also a criminal defense attorney, Thomas Mesereau graduated from Harvard University and The University of California’s Hastings College of Law and has was named “Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2015” by the National Trial Lawyers. (He has won plenty of other awards including “Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year.”) He is known for taking high-stakes cases with impossible odds and getting extraordinary results. He was Michael Jackson’s attorney when he was acquitted of 14 child molestation charges and has won an unprecedented three federal criminal jury trials in a row. While his hourly rate is so high that it’s not published, he also does pro bono work through the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic.
Although known for his celebrity cases, Mesereau is also an advocate for pro bono volunteer legal services. He has established a legal clinic in Los Angeles and accepts one capital murder case each year on behalf of a defendant in the Deep South who cannot afford representation.
He has been named “Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year” by the Criminal Courts Bar Association, Los Angeles and the Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles and has been listed as one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Attorneys in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Mesereau has also received the “Humanitarian Award” from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Mesereau received a “Community Service Award” from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.