David E. Meier
Lecturer in Law
Interests: Trial Practice, Homicide Investigations: Theory and Practice
A trial attorney for more than 20 years, David E. Meier joined the law firm of Todd & Weld in March, 2008, from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, where he had been the chief of the Homicide Unit since 1996. As Chief of Homicide, Mr. Meier supervised the investigation, prosecution and trial of all homicides occurring within the City of Boston. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of homicide case investigation and prosecution, including crime scene response, grand jury investigative work, indictment, trial preparation, motion hearings, trial, and post-conviction proceedings. Upon leaving the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office to join Todd & Weld, a Boston Globe columnist noted that cases handled by Mr. Meier as a homicide prosecutor "exemplify his devotion to truth over expedience."
Mr. Meier was recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2007 “Lawyer of the Year,” an award granted for “integrity, professionalism, and determination”. He was cited for “working behind the scenes to seek justice for victims and their families, as well as those who had been wrongfully convicted.” In 2004, Mr. Meier was awarded the Prosecutor of the Year award by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association. In 2004, he was also profiled in Boston Magazine for his extraordinary work in the area of wrongful convictions.
Mr. Meier is an honors graduate of Amherst College and the Boston University School of Law.