Vanthara Meak


Vanthara Meak Partner at Ridley Master


University of Missouri, Juris Doctor, 1997 University of Missouri, Bachelor of Arts,1994



California Bar, 2003
Missouri Bar, 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit



Member, University of Missouri School of Law Environmental Law and Policy Review


Professional Activities

San Mateo County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

Vanthara (Van) Meak is a partner with Howard Rome Martin Ridley & Master LLP, dba Ridley Master.  Born in Cambodia, Mr. Meak grew up in Missouri, earning both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri. He began his legal career as an attorney for one of the nation’s largest transportation companies, Unigroup, Inc., and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

Mr. Meak’s practice at Howard Rome Martin Ridley & Master LLP, dba Ridley Master focuses on the defense of asbestos matters on behalf of local manufacturers, sellers and premises owners, as well as multi-national manufacturers of equipment and consumer goods.  A proficient trial attorney, Mr. Meak’s extensive experience in the defense of these cases also extends to acting as National Coordinating Counsel for a nationally-based client. 

A member of the San Mateo County Bar Association and the California and Missouri State Bars, Mr. Meak is admitted to practice in all California courts, including the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts.

Mr. Meak resides with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact Vanthara Meak

(650) 980-1028

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Ridley Master is an AV-rated, highly respected, civil litigation defense firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our seasoned attorneys litigate simple and complex matters across the State of California.

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