It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our law partner and friend Douglas C. Meister, Esq. who passed away suddenly on October 17, 2021. He will be missed by all who knew him, but especially his MRR Family.
Born in Des Plaines, Illinois, Douglas Conrad Meister was a resident of Odenton, Maryland. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1977, Doug served as a Surface Warfare Officer, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs in 1984. Pursuing a second career in law, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland, graduating in 1996. He had worked as an attorney with the firm Meyers, Rodbell, & Rosenbaum P.A. for the past 25 years.
He spent his career representing business entrepreneurs and assisting them to work through various government administrative processes and judicial review of those administrative decisions. This includes a significant business litigation and real estate practice. Doug was a Maryland title insurance producer.
Doug was an avid fan of DC United. He also enjoyed traveling and cooking, and was a serious reader of both non-fiction and fiction books. His sharp intellect and passion for debate led to many interesting discussions with family, friends, and colleagues. Doug was a member of the American Society for Legal History, the Friends of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and the Patuxent Research Refuge, Inc. He dearly loved his family, especially his sons Devon (Ashley) and Derric Meister and his grandsons Esca and Nolan.
He is also survived by his father Jack Meister; his sisters Carol (Jim) Olinger, Peggy (Charles) Page; his nephews John Page and Joshua (Katie) Reel; his nieces Julianne Page and Jessica (Joshua) Westerfield; great-nephews Alexander Reel, Vincent Reel, Hunter Liszka and Noah Westerfield; and great-nieces Avery Liszka and Savanna Westerfield. Doug was predeceased by his mother Dolores Meister; and his grandparents John and Irma Meister and Lester and Mattie Parrott.
“At a young age I decided that I wanted to serve my country. After successfully matriculating from the United States Naval Academy, I began a career as a Surface Warfare Officer. My years of Navy training instilled in me the ability to foresee issues in advance, solve problems and to successfully navigate a course around them for the safety and well-being of my crew and the success of the mission. On retirement from the Navy, in my second career as an attorney, for over twenty years I have continued to navigate others- assisting business clients through the maze of legislation and rules to solve difficult procedural and legal problems to effectively meet their needs.”
Douglas C. Meister joined MRR in December, 1994. Douglas has spent his career representing business entrepreneurs and assisting them to work through various government administrative processes and judicial review of those administrative decisions. This includes a significant business litigation and real estate practice. Douglas is a Maryland title insurance producer.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1977, Douglas served as a Surface Warfare Officer until retirement. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs in 1984. He then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland, graduating in 1996.
In addition to his practice, Douglas is a member of the American Society for Legal History and serves as legal counsel for the Friends Of The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center And Patuxent Research Refuge, Inc.
Away from the office, Douglas is an avid fan of DC United. He also enjoys traveling and is a serious reader of both non-fiction and fiction books – hardbound preferred.
- Maryland, 1996
- Virginia, 2000
- West Virginia, 2006
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1997
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1997
- U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Virginia, 2000
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2004
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia, 2004
- United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1977)
- Naval Postgraduate School (M.A., 1984)
- University of Maryland (J.D., 1996)
- Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (Ret.)
- Member: Maryland State, Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County Bar Associations
- American Society for Legal History