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Martin Jay Meyer

Martin Jay Meyer, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1960, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1961, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1978.

Background

  • Meyer, Martin Jay was born on August 1, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Max and Rose (Wruble) Meyer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wilkes College, 1954. Postgraduate, University Miami, 1956—1957. Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate Mack, Kasper & Meyer, Wilkes-Barre, 1961-1966. Partner Mack & Meyer, 1966—1980. Senior partner Meyer & Swatkoski, Kingston, since 1980.

      Chairman disciplinary hearing committee Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Appointed special trial master State Court, 1995. Appointed certified mediator United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania, 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1960, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1961, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1978.

    Works

    • Legal columnist to local newspapers, creator (television program) Call The Lawyer, (weekly columns) You Be the Lawyer, You Be the Jury.

    Membership

    Chairman Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1960. Co-chairman March of Dimes, 1962. Trustee Temple Israel Wilkes-Barre.

    Board directors Jewish Home Scranton, Family Service Association. Arbitrator United States Arbitration and Mediation of Northeast, Inc., Million Dollar Advocates Forum. With United States Army, 1955-1956.

    Fellow Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. Member DAV, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Association for Conflict Resolution, American Board Trial Advocates, Pennsylvania Society, Pennsylvania Bar Association (former co-chairman, adoption committee family law section, alternate dispute resolution committee), National Conference Bar President's, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (lecturer), Luzerne County Bar Association (president 1984-1985, chairman Court Rules Committee 1994-2000), Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Elks (trustee), Masons (32 degree), B'nai Brith (president 1967), Tau Epsilon Rho.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Rosenthal, August 24, 1954. Children: Leah, Gary.
    • father: Max Meyer
    • mother: Rose (Wruble) Meyer
    • spouse: Joan Rosenthal
    • children: Leah Meyer
    • Gary Meyer
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