William V. Meyers

William V. Meyers

William V. Meyers

  • Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, PA
  • 6801 Kenilworth Avenue, #400 Riverdale Park, MD 20737
  • 301-699-5800

"Since I was very young, I have realized that the law is the glue which binds society together and prevents its descent into anarchy.  Law, however, can only serve this laudable objective if it is directed by citizens with the highest ethical standards and the intelligence and training to discern the   ethical path and to follow it without regard to personal gain or power.  Since  the  founding  of MR&R in 1975 our guiding policy has been to adhere strictly to the rules of court and  professional conduct and to be fair and  candid in our interactions with clients, and fellow as well as opposing  counsel.  Our motto has always been that being ethical is not just the best policy -- it is the only policy."

Bill Meyers commenced the practice of law in November 1964 as an associate with the law firm of Nylen and Gilmore in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he became a partner in 1968.  In 1975, he founded what is now the law firm of Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, PA located in Riverdale Park, Maryland.  He served as Managing Principal for 40 years until December 31, 2014.  Bill continues to practice in the field of business law and succession planning.  Bill and his wife, Karen, have four children and six grandchildren, all of whom reside in Maryland.  Their youngest child, Evan, is also a principal at Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum.

 

After more than 50 years as a practicing attorney, Bill continues to have the same interest and love for the law as when he graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1964.

 

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1964
  • District of Columbia, 1965

Education

  • University of Maryland (B.A., 1961)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1964)

Organizations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Prince George's County Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society

 Community, Business and Professional Activities

  • Founding Principal, Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A. (1975)
  • President, Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer, Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A. (1975-2014)
  • Commissioner, Maryland Port Commission (2000-2003)
  • Commissioner, Maryland Economic Development Commission (1996-2004); Executive Committee (1996 - 2002)
  • Bank of Maryland Board of Directors (1978-1984);
  • General Counsel (1975-84)
  • Maryland National Bank Advisory Board of Directors for Prince George's County (1984-1988)
  • Community Bank of Maryland, co-founding director, Vice Chairman of the Board, General Counsel, Executive Committee member (1988-1996); Chairman (1996-2001)
  • Community Bankshares of Maryland, Inc., Director, General Counsel, Vice Chairman (1988-1996); Chairman of the Board and CEO (1996-2001)
  • F&M Bank-Maryland, Director (2001-2002)
  • Branch Bank and Trust Company (BB&T), Prince George's County Advisory Board (2002- )
  • Trustee of the Fund for Client Protection of the Maryland Bar, appointed by the Court of Appeals of Maryland (1993 - 2014)
  • President and Chairman of the Board, Government House Foundation, Inc. (1996- )
  • Prince George's Hospital Center Foundation, Board of Directors (1992-2002); Vice Chairman of the Board (1993-1999); Chairman (1999-2001)
  • Governor's Task Force on Judicial Nominations (1995)
  • Prince George's County Performing Arts Center Advisory Board, Co-Chairman (1988-94)
  • Prince George's County Executive's Alternative Sources for Governmental Funding Task Force, Co-Chairman (1982)
  • Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, President (1980-81); Board Member (1980-85, 1994-96); Executive Committee (1980-85)
  • Attorney, Board of Supervisors of Elections for Prince George's County (1969-78)
  • Prince George's County Economic Development Committee, Member (1978)
  • Business Political Action Committee (BIZPAC), Founder and Chairman (1981-88)
  • Member, Baltimore, Washington International Airport Development Committee (1998- );
  • Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, Board Member (1979-84)
  • Prince George's County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Former Treasurer and Vice President
  • University of Maryland, Prince George's County Chapter, Alumni Association, Former President
  • Lecturer to Administrative Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association and Prince George's County Bar Association on Presentations to Boards of License Commissioners
  • Lecturer on Estate Planning and Legislative Lobbying to various civic and other groups

Honors and Awards

  • Georgetown University Law Journal (1962-1964)
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Award of Excellence presented by Prince George's Chamber of Commerce (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Outstanding Service Award presented by the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce (1980, 1984)