Tonya J. Meister (Miami, Florida)
Tonya J. Meister (Miami, Florida)

Tonya J. Meister

Free initial consultation

Licensed for 16 years

Serving Miami, FL (view address)

Tonya J. Meister

Free initial consultation

Serving Miami, FL (view address)

About Tonya J. Meister

Tonya J. Meister founded Meister Law, LLC. She handles maritime personal injury, sexual assaults and wrongful death claims. Mrs. Meister represents injured crew and passengers from all types of vessels, including cruise ships, recreational boats, cargo ships, tugs/barges, casino boats and others. She assists crew members obtain unpaid wages, disability and retirement benefits. She also represents businesses and individuals that suffer losses from maritime disasters including the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. She is legal counsel for Port Ministries International. Mrs. Meister has presented seminars on various maritime topics including Update on the Eleventh, Eighth, Seventh and Sixth Circuits for a Southeastern… Read more
Tonya J. Meister founded Meister Law, LLC. She handles maritime personal injury, sexual assaults and wrongful death claims. Mrs. Meister represents injured crew and passengers from all types of vessels, including cruise ships, recreational boats, cargo ships, tugs/barges, casino boats and others. She assists crew members obtain unpaid wages, disability and retirement benefits. She also represents businesses and individuals that suffer losses from maritime disasters including the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. She is legal counsel for Port Ministries International. Mrs. Meister has presented seminars on various maritime topics including Update on the Eleventh, Eighth, Seventh and Sixth Circuits for a Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Update on Crew Injury Claims for the Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law; Cruise Ship Law for the Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law; Crew Arbitration for a Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law; and Forum Non Conveniens for an American Trial Lawyers Association (now American Justice Association). In addition she has taught classes and/or given presentations at St. Thomas Law School, University of Miami Law School, and Florida International University.

Mrs. Meister wrote an Amicus Brief in the Atlantic Sounding v. Townsend case and attended the oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court. This was a landmark decision protecting seafarers.

Advisory Board, Space Coast Seafarers Ministry. Alumni Board of Director for Barry University. Read less

Meister Law, LLC

Areas of Law

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Boating Accidents
  • Recreational Boating Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Diving and Offshore Injuries
  • International Maritime Law
  • Jones Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
  • Marine Environmental Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Law
  • Marine Oil Spills
  • Marine Liability
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Maritime Arbitration
  • Maritime Contracts
  • Maritime Law
  • Maritime Negligence
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Products Liability
  • Maritime Property Damage
  • Maritime Regulation
  • Seamens Claims

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Credentials

Position

Owner

Admission Details

Admitted in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
2003, Florida
U.S. Supreme Court

Additional Payment Information

Free initial consultation

Law School Attended
Barry University School of Law

Class of 2002
J.D.
cum laude, with honors, class rank - 3rd

University Attended

University of Central Florida
Class of 1997
B.A.
Legal Studies, Deans List

Associations & Memberships
The Florida Bar (Vice-Chair and Former Chair, Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee
Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11F)
Dade County Bar Association
Brevard County Bar Association
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Port Ministries International
American Justice Association
Florida Justice Association
Miami-Dade Justice Association.
Certifications
( Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )
Hobbies & Interests
Mrs. Meister enjoys all water related activities, including sailing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving/snorkeling and canoeing/kayaking. She was a successful competitive sailor and former captain of a sailing team. She formerly served as a crew member on live aboard passenger dive excursion vessels. She is a NAUI dive master.
Languages
English and Spanish


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Tonya J. Meister was admitted in 2003 to the state of Florida.
Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Tonya J. Meister is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and United States Supreme Court.
Does this attorney speak any other languages?
Tonya J. Meister speaks Spanish.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Tonya J. Meister has a 4.6 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Tonya J. Meister attended Barry University School of Law.

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