Mr. Van Meir is a litigator with nearly twenty years’ experience handling a wide variety of commercial and probate disputes. He has successfully represented clients in contract disputes, intellectual property claims, employment and non-compete matters, shareholder disputes in closely held business enterprises, and business torts. In the probate field, Mr. Van Meir assists clients in resolving will contests, disputes over will construction, fiduciary litigation, and other estate matters, as well as trust litigation. Mr. Van Meir has extensive experience in all stages of dispute resolution, including pretrial negotiations, pre-trial litigation and trials, and appeals.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Van Meir regularly consults with clients about potential disputes and transactional matters. He has assisted clients in avoiding potential disputes and managing risk in employment matters, entity formation, and contract drafting.
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, 1992. Double Major, Accounting and Philosophy
University of Texas at Austin, Juris Doctor, with honors, 1995. Chief Articles and Notes Editor, Texas International Law Journal.
1995 – 2001: Kelly, Hart & Hallman, Fort Worth, Texas. Litigator at the largest firm in Fort Worth. Handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.
2001 – 2003: Bracewell & Patterson, Dallas, Texas. Commercial litigation practice focusing on large, complex disputes at the trial and appellate level.
2004 – 2009: Law Offices of Timothy J. Van Meir. General litigation practice focusing on commercial disputes.
2009 – Present: The Johnson Firm, Dallas, Texas. Commercial litigation and probate practice.
Admitted to Practice in all courts of the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.