It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our former partner William Morrison Meyers. Mr. Meyers passed away the morning of Friday, February 22, 2013. Information on memorial services will be forthcoming.
Mr. Meyers was a 1948 graduate of the LSU Law Center. During law school, he served as associate editor of the Louisiana Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and served as president of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
Mr. Meyers joined Liskow & Lewis in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he worked alongside several of the firm’s founding members, including Cullen Liskow and Austin Lewis, founding partners of the firm. In 1959, Mr. Meyers helped establish Liskow & Lewis’ New Orleans office, which is today the firm’s largest with 74 attorneys. His practice of more than 40 years included transactional and contract law.
During his career, Mr. Meyers was highly involved in the revisions of various portions of the Louisiana Civil Code and the Louisiana Mineral Code. Additionally, he served as the Practitioner in Residence at the LSU Law Center in 1984 and taught for a semester. Mr. Meyers was a longtime senior member of the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute as well as the LSU Law Center’s Chancellor Council.
In 2012, the LSU Law Center recognized Mr. Meyers as a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement award, an honor reserved for the law school’s alumni who display exceptional professional achievement and career distinction, service to and support of the school, and service to the community. LSU’s video profiling Mr. Meyers can be found online here.
The attorneys and staff of Liskow & Lewis extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Meyers.
Update: Mr. Meyers' obituary, published in the Times-Picayune, can be found online here.