Committed To Protecting Your Rights

Photograph of attorney Richard Meechan
  • Attorney / Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation


Mr. Meechan established the Law Office of Richard J. Meechan, which became Meechan, Rosenthal & Karpilow, P.C. in January 2021. He has dedicated his entire legal career to serving injured workers. In 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009 his peers honored him as a California Super Lawyer for his tireless efforts and dedication on behalf of injured workers. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) named him as one of the top 100 Workers' Compensation Attorneys in the nation. California Applicants' Attorneys Association presented Mr. Meechan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of commitment to the greater good of injured workers and the laws that protect them.

In his earlier years, Mr. Meechan served in the military. He was a U.S. Navy Diver with explosive ordinance
disposal. He later joined the National Guard and served as an Officer with the Combat Engineers as a platoon
leader and detachment commander.

Outside of the office, Mr. Meechan enjoys reading, spending his evenings with his wife, dog and cat, tending to his ranch and being a grandpa to his two grandsons.


  • Empire College, Santa Rosa, California
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987

Professional Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Board, 1995 to Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association, President, 2020 to 2021


  • California Super Lawyer, 2004 – 2005
  • California Super Lawyer, 2008 – 2011
  • Sonoma Magazine Lawyers of Excellence, 2021 – 2022

Classes & Seminars

  • Civil Procedure, Empire College, 1989 to 1993
  • Various, CAAA, 2000 to 2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Local Politics , 1980 to 2016

Representative Clients

  • Social Security

Past Positions

  • United States Navy, Diver - EOD, 1976
  • Army National Guard, Platoon Leader/Detachment , 1981 to 1987


  • English

Certified Legal Specialties

  • California Workers’ Compensation, State Bar, 2002