|Michael Meehan was an honors graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard and is a Viet Nam veteran. He received his J.D. with high distinction from the James P. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. He served as law clerk to then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist during the October 1971 Term of the United States Supreme Court. He is a Fellow and Past President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He is a Past Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Appellate Practice Section. He was a Steering Committee Member for the 2005 National Conference on Appellate Justice sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the New York University School of Law Institute for Judicial Administration. Mr. Meehan has conducted an active civil jury trial practice focusing primarily on commercial disputes, and an appeals practice, for thirty-five years. He has appeared and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the Arizona Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He has been continuously listed in Best Lawyers of America in the categories of Commercial Litigation and Media Law, since its inception. He is a member of the Board of Visitors and the Dean’s Economic Council of the Rogers College of Law, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the law college in the topics of legal remedies, trial advocacy and legal research. He has served as Judge Tempore of the Pima County, Arizona, Superior Court, and as a Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee Member for the State Bar of Arizona. He has lectured or made CLE presentations in Constitutional Law, Supreme Court Practice, First Amendment and Media Law, Securities Law, the Law of Commercial Damages, and Professionalism.