Thomas Mesereau Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, American Attorney, Net Worth

Thomas Mesereau

Thomas Mesereau Biography

Thomas Mesereau is an American trial and Criminal defense lawyer best known for acquitting the late Michael Jackson in his world-famous trial in Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Jackson was acquitted of all 14 charges in a child molestation indictment. Thomas, as Mr. Jackson’s lead trial counsel, conducted jury selection, opening statement, closing argument and examined and cross examined every major witness in the five and half month trial.

Thomas Mesereau Age

Thomas  was born on 1st July, 1950, West Point, New York

Thomas Mesereau Height

He stand at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Thomas Mesereau Education

Thomas  attended St. Cecilia’s Grammar School; Loyola School; Bergen Catholic High School and Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Thomas graduated with honors from Harvard University; he earned a Masters of Science Degree from the London School of Economics and his law degree from The University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

Thomas Mesereau Nationality

Thomas is of American Nationality.

Thomas Mesereau Ethnicity

Mesereau is of Italian, Irish, and French-American extraction. His two grandmothers, Mary Sullivan and Rose Cullen were Irish. his maternal grand father, Eugene Leone, immigrated from Northern Italy after arriving at Ellis Island, New York. Known as “Gene,” he was the owner and operator of the famous “Mama Leone’s Restaurant” in Times Square, New York City. Mesereau’ s paternal grand father, Arthur, was French-American.

Thomas Mesereau Parents

Thomas was born to Heidi Gold (Mother) and Thomas Arthur Mesereau (US Army major).

Thomas Mesereau Siblings

Thomas lives a low profile life when it comes to his personal life hence his siblings’ information is unknown.

Thomas Mesereau Wife

Thomas is married to his wife Alice Wang , a UC Hastings alumna.

Thomas Mesereau Children

Thomas and his wife Alice Wang , have a daughter named Elaina Liu.

Thomas Mesereau American Attorney

Mesereau served as a legislative assistant and speech writer to a United States Congressman from New York. He then worked as a specialist on energy legislation for the Inter state and Foreign Commerce Committee of The United States House of Representatives.

Thomas was a litigation associate at a national civil litigation law firm. He then served as Assistant to the President of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Getty Oil Company, working on legal, administrative, and business matters. He was a state prosecutor in southern California before entering private law practice.

Mesereau is a member and President of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society representing approximately 3,500 fellow trial lawyers. Each year, this organization awards the “Mesereau Cup” (named after Mr. Mesereau) to the top criminal defense lawyer in the nation. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Trial Lawyers Association, a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state.

Thomas has been named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association. Also, in April 2011, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles presented Mesereau with the prestigious 2011 Fidler Institute Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense. In December 2011, the Los Angeles Times distributed a list of the top lawyers in Southern California. Mesereau was named criminal defense lawyer of the year.

Thomas Mesereau Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s. Throughout the decade, he released several standup comedy records which consecutively earned him the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album from 1965 to 1970.

Mesereau  was hired on 22nd August, 2017 by Bill Cosby to represent him at his retrial. On 26th April, 2018, a jury found Cosby guilty of felony sexual assault on all three counts. Each of the three counts carries a prison term of up to 10 years. On 15th June, 2018, Cosby fired Mesereau, replacing him with attorney Joseph P. Green Jr.

Thomas Mesereau Suge Knight

Suge Knight is a former American music executive, convicted felon and the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Knight is considered a central figure in gangsta rap’s commercial success in the 1990s.

Thomas was retained by rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight on 30th May, 2015, , founder of Death Row Records. His appearance prompted the judge to reschedule a hearing on a motion by Knight to dismiss murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges. On 22nd January, 2016, however, lawyer Stephen L. Schwartz replaced Mesereau as Knight’s defense lawyer.

Thomas Mesereau Claudia Haro

Claudia Haro is an American actress. Her screen roles were all in films with ex-husband Joe Pesci: as the news caster in Jimmy Hollywood (1994), Marty in With Honors (1994), Trudy in Casino (1995), and Julie in Gone Fishin’ (1997), with the exception of as the New Line Cinema receptionist in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994).

Thomas and Susan Yu began jury selection in their defense of Claudia Haro On 9th April, 2012, T, the ex-wife of Oscar-winning actor Joe Pesci. Haro was charged with conspiracy to murder and multiple counts of attempted murder. She was facing two consecutive life sentences.

Thomas Mesereau Joe Babajian

Joe is one of the most successful real estate professionals in the Nation, Joe has sold nearly $2 billion in residential real estate since 2000.

Thomas and Susan Yu defended Joe Babajian in a high-profile mortgage fraud criminal trial in federal court in Los Angeles in 2009. JOe had been indicted by a federal grand jury for twenty-one felony counts, including criminal conspiracy, real estate fraud, bank fraud, loan fraud, and wire fraud. Federal prosecutors claimed Joe participated in a scheme to inflate property values and submit fraudulent loan documents and false property appraisals.

Thomas Mesereau Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was an American singer, song writer, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture.

Mesereau and Susan Yu were hired to replace attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Brafman in 2004 as lead trial counsel. Johnnie Cochran, who had represented Jackson during earlier molestation accusations, had recommended Mesereau to Jackson’s family. In an unusual pretrial hearing, Thomas called Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon to the witness stand and examined him under oath. Mesereau and Yu were the lead trial lawyers in the case. The trial lasted from January 2005 to June 2005 and ended with Jackson acquitted of all charges against him.

Thomas Mesereau Robert Blake

Robert Blake is an American retired actor known for his roles in the 1967 film In Cold Blood and the 1970s U.S. television series Baretta.

Thomas was the second lawyer during pre-trial proceedings in actor Robert Blake’s case over the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. Blake’s first attorney Harland Braun resigned over Blake’s decision to appear in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer against Braun’s advice and counsel. For unprofessional conduct during the deposition, Thomas was fined $18,950. After losing his appeal of the fine, he paid a total of $22,000.

Thomas Mesereau Mike Tyson

Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and later known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavy weight boxers of all time.

Thomas represented former world heavy weight boxing champion Mike Tyson in a rape investigation conducted by the San Bernardino County, California District Attorney’s Office in 2001. Charges were dropped.

Thomas Mesereau Salary

Thomas earns an annual estimated salary of USD 200,000.

Thomas Mesereau Net Worth

Mesereau net worth is estimated to be USD 25 million.

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