Christopher Meeks is a native New Orleanian and proud graduate of both Brother Martin High School and Louisiana State University. As an undergraduate, Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2009 in International Studies and History with a concentration in European Studies and minors in Spanish, Economics, and Anthropology. At LSU, Chris and his wife, Jamie, were also LSU Cheerleaders, and the couple served as the team’s Captains from 2004 to 2005. After college, Chris attended LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he earned his juris doctorate and a graduate diploma in Comparative Law.
Chris’ practice is focused primarily on litigating commercial disputes, construct defect claims, and defending design professionals, such as architects and engineers. In the course of his career, Chris has represented individuals and businesses in both sides of litigation—both prosecuting claims and defending against them. Having served both the plaintiff and defense bar, Chris gained valuable experience and insight into the mindset and strategies used by both sides in litigation. That insight and experience are invaluable to him in tackling complex issues and crafting practical and innovative solutions to very difficult legal problems.
In addition to practicing law, Chris serves as the Magistrate for the City of Harahan’s regulatory court and sits as the judge pro temp on the City’s traffic court. Before his appointment to the Court, Chris served on the City’s Planning & Zoning Board. As a member of the Board, Chris worked closely with citizens and local government officials in evaluating land use applications and zoning issues. Through his work in local city government, Chris learned and gained experience in the application of Louisiana’s Lawrason Act, which is the law that governs the administration of Louisiana’s municipalities. As a result, Chris now advises both public officials and private citizens in the interpretation and application of the Act, and he assisted in the creation of a regulatory court for the City of Harahan and the revision of Harahan’s nuisance ordinances.
Chris was named a Rising Star in 2018 by Super Lawyers. He is currently a member of Associated Builders and Contractors and serves on both the Outreach Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Young Professionals Group in ABC’s Bayou Chapter.