About Jerry

Jerry Meek has more than 18 years of experience in the law, most recently as a Partner with one of North Carolina’s largest law firms. He has represented clients in 18 states, providing outstanding service and excellent results in substantial and complex legal matters.  Jerry is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Jerry is a Certified Global Business Professional® who has advised and assisted clients from around the world. He has extensive experience advising foreign companies on cross-border issues and on the business, legal, and tax aspects of doing business in the United States.

Education 

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.  LLM (Tax Law) with distinction.

Duke University Law School, Durham, North Carolina.  J.D. Law Degree.

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.  M.A. (Government).

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  B.A. (Economics and Political Science).  Magna cum laude.  Phi Beta Kappa.

Law Related Publications

“State Taxation of the Pro Hac Vice Lawyer,” N.C. State Bar Journal, Winter 2012.

“So then, it’s settled.  Or is it?”  Campbell Law Observer, March 2012

“Five Things Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Should Know about Tax Law,” Trial Briefs, February 2012

“The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing as a Litigation Tool,” Campbell Law Observer, February 2011

Personal

Jerry is married to Representative Tricia Cotham (D-Mecklenburg). They have two sons and live in Matthews, North Carolina.

At age 17, Jerry was the youngest person ever to serve as a Delegate to a Democratic National Convention. Between 2005 and 2009, he served as the Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, the youngest State Chair in the country.

Jerry attended Duke University on the Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship, graduating in three and a half years. While in law school at Duke, Jerry worked a full-time job, commuted 150 miles from his hometown of Fayetteville, and graduated a semester early.

Jerry is a licensed pilot. He enjoys foreign travels, having visited more than 40 countries and lived in Central America.

Jerry periodically teaches a course on U.S. Tax Policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.