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Thomas Mesereau Biography

His celebrity criminal defense work is balanced by his personal and professional commitment to seeking justice for the legally underserved and \"railroaded\" victims of overzealous criminal prosecution offices. He devotes his time and money to notable pro bono legal services to the African-American communities of Los Angeles and the American South. He is a founding partner of Collins Mesereau Reddock & Yu LLP, a small general practice law firm located in Century City, California.        

Born in West Point, New York in 1950 to an affluent yet politically liberal former Military Academy football assistant coach and his wife, Mesereau earned a 1973 bachelor's degree from Harvard University while both an active member of the Harvard boxing and football teams and as a Vietnam War protester. After a year in Washington D.C. as a Capitol Hill staffer, he earned a 1975 MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, located in San Francisco, California.        

Following Mesereau's marginal law school career, he moved to Washington D.C. to spend two years as a junior associate for a prestigious corporate litigation firm. He spent a year as a deputy in the Orange County District Attorney's office before a three year stay as an executive at Getty Synthetic Fuels, Inc., in Orange County, California. Boredom with corporate life in 1985 resulted in a change of career goals. He made a long-term plan to transition to criminal defense, a specialty he found far more engaging and personally satisfying, and entered private practice in Los Angeles.        

Before the success and media spotlight of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, Mesereau represented other controversial and high-profile criminal defendants. Mesereau was lead counsel for the second of the three consecutive trial teams to actor Robert Blake during his 2003-2004 wife-murder trial. During Blake's pre-trial hearings, Mesereau won Blake his right to freedom (with bail and an ankle bracelet) while awaiting trial, and had a conspiracy to commit murder charge dismissed. As Michael Jackson's first choice attorney, Mesereau allegedly consulted with the Jackson camp during this period as Blake's counsel, and ultimately left the Blake defense to take the lead counsel position for Jackson. Alleged rapist and sexual assault defendant Mike Tyson and actor and comedian A.J. Johnson, who was accused of multiple charges including kidnapping and assault with knife and firearm, are two other famous former clients of Mr. Mesereau's.        

Some of Mesereau's lower-profile, though no less controversial, clients have included a former member of the 70's domestic political terror group, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and a woman charged with beating to death her 22-month-old daughter with a plastic soft drink bottle filled with M&Ms. A gang member by the name of \"Little Hit-Man\" was acquitted of murdering a rival \"gangbanger\" at an intersection during daylight, despite three prosecution eyewitnesses and a potential \"third-strike\" life sentence.        

Mesereau regularly donates two Sundays a month to serving low income, indigent, and minority clients with their legal matters--from the mundane to the life-altering--at a monthly legal clinic in South Los Angeles operated by the First AME Church and the UCLA School of Law. In addition, Mesereau donates his time, personal funds, and criminal defense skills once a year to represent low income, African-American criminal defendants facing the death penalty in Alabama and Mississippi.        

Mesereau has been named \"Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year\" by the Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, and has been listed as one of the \"One Hundred Most Influential Attorneys in California\" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He has received the \"Humanitarian Award\" from The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) and has conducted seminars for NABCJ on various aspects of the criminal justice system.        

Mesereau lives in West Los Angeles and is known to live a low-key lifestyle, favoring movies, plays, neighborhood walks, local restaurants, Clippers basketball games, and the occasional professional boxing match. Divorced seventeen years ago from former Vogue model Heidi Gold, he is currently dating actress, singer, songwriter, and event planner Minnie Foxx.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas Mesereau for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Mesereau for your next private or corporate function.
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Thomas Mesereau Biography

His celebrity criminal defense work is balanced by his personal and professional commitment to seeking justice for the legally underserved and \"railroaded\" victims of overzealous criminal prosecution offices. He devotes his time and money to notable pro bono legal services to the African-American communities of Los Angeles and the American South. He is a founding partner of Collins Mesereau Reddock & Yu LLP, a small general practice law firm located in Century City, California.        

Born in West Point, New York in 1950 to an affluent yet politically liberal former Military Academy football assistant coach and his wife, Mesereau earned a 1973 bachelor's degree from Harvard University while both an active member of the Harvard boxing and football teams and as a Vietnam War protester. After a year in Washington D.C. as a Capitol Hill staffer, he earned a 1975 MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, located in San Francisco, California.        

Following Mesereau's marginal law school career, he moved to Washington D.C. to spend two years as a junior associate for a prestigious corporate litigation firm. He spent a year as a deputy in the Orange County District Attorney's office before a three year stay as an executive at Getty Synthetic Fuels, Inc., in Orange County, California. Boredom with corporate life in 1985 resulted in a change of career goals. He made a long-term plan to transition to criminal defense, a specialty he found far more engaging and personally satisfying, and entered private practice in Los Angeles.        

Before the success and media spotlight of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, Mesereau represented other controversial and high-profile criminal defendants. Mesereau was lead counsel for the second of the three consecutive trial teams to actor Robert Blake during his 2003-2004 wife-murder trial. During Blake's pre-trial hearings, Mesereau won Blake his right to freedom (with bail and an ankle bracelet) while awaiting trial, and had a conspiracy to commit murder charge dismissed. As Michael Jackson's first choice attorney, Mesereau allegedly consulted with the Jackson camp during this period as Blake's counsel, and ultimately left the Blake defense to take the lead counsel position for Jackson. Alleged rapist and sexual assault defendant Mike Tyson and actor and comedian A.J. Johnson, who was accused of multiple charges including kidnapping and assault with knife and firearm, are two other famous former clients of Mr. Mesereau's.        

Some of Mesereau's lower-profile, though no less controversial, clients have included a former member of the 70's domestic political terror group, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and a woman charged with beating to death her 22-month-old daughter with a plastic soft drink bottle filled with M&Ms. A gang member by the name of \"Little Hit-Man\" was acquitted of murdering a rival \"gangbanger\" at an intersection during daylight, despite three prosecution eyewitnesses and a potential \"third-strike\" life sentence.        

Mesereau regularly donates two Sundays a month to serving low income, indigent, and minority clients with their legal matters--from the mundane to the life-altering--at a monthly legal clinic in South Los Angeles operated by the First AME Church and the UCLA School of Law. In addition, Mesereau donates his time, personal funds, and criminal defense skills once a year to represent low income, African-American criminal defendants facing the death penalty in Alabama and Mississippi.        

Mesereau has been named \"Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year\" by the Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, and has been listed as one of the \"One Hundred Most Influential Attorneys in California\" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He has received the \"Humanitarian Award\" from The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) and has conducted seminars for NABCJ on various aspects of the criminal justice system.        

Mesereau lives in West Los Angeles and is known to live a low-key lifestyle, favoring movies, plays, neighborhood walks, local restaurants, Clippers basketball games, and the occasional professional boxing match. Divorced seventeen years ago from former Vogue model Heidi Gold, he is currently dating actress, singer, songwriter, and event planner Minnie Foxx.

FAQs on booking Thomas Mesereau

  • How to book Thomas Mesereau?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thomas Mesereau for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Thomas Mesereau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thomas Mesereau or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Thomas Mesereau?

    Booking fees for Thomas Mesereau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas Mesereau, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thomas Mesereau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas Mesereau for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Mesereau for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas Mesereau or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas Mesereau or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thomas Mesereau is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas Mesereau for your event is available upon request. Thomas Mesereau generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Micah Solomon, Lior Zoref, John Patrick Dolan, John Sparks and Johan de Nysschen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas Mesereau for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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