Louis J. Meyer, a partner with Meyer & Kiss, LLC, concentrates his practice in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Meyer is also actively working with Medical Marijuana research and passage of legislation for Medical Marijuana. Prior to founding Meyer & Kiss, LLC Mr. Meyer was an associate with a Chicago law firm concentrating on Civil Rights. Mr. Meyer joined the Chicago law firm in November 2006, after graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Meyer was the first attorney to join the law firm and helped the firm grow its client base and reputation. During his first week as an attorney, Mr. Meyer worked on federal civil rights trial. The day Mr. Meyer was formally sworn in as an attorney, the jury handed down a $365,000 verdict for his client.
Born in Woodstock, Illinois, Mr. Meyer got his bachelor’s degree with Honors at the University of Iowa in 2001. For his Honors thesis, Mr. Meyer authored a psychological study on faulty eye-witness identifications in the criminal justice system. After graduating from Iowa, Mr. Meyer worked two years as a paralegal at a law firm in Woodstock. Mr. Meyer then moved to Chicago to attend law school at DePaul. Soon after starting law school, and based upon the results of his honors thesis, Mr. Meyer realized that he wanted to practice civil rights, criminal, and personal injury law because of his deep belief in helping people in our justice system. While at law school, Mr. Meyer continued his education into complex civil rights issues and injustices in the legal system.
In addition to pursuing his desire to assist people in need, Mr. Meyer is on the road to becoming an accomplished trial attorney. Mr. Meyer has tried sixteen jury trials. Tweleve were federal civil rights jury trials in Chicago, one in federal court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Meyer also second chaired two criminal jury trials where his client was wrongfully accused of serious felonies. In both of those cases his clients were found not guilty and have now brought civil rights cases.
Mr. Meyer is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, United States District Court of the Southern District of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.