Paul Meissner was born in New York and moved to Florida with his family as a child. He is a graduate of Clearwater High School. He co-founded the Carlson & Meissner law firm with Edward Carlson in 1971. Paul and his wife Jayne have five children & thirteen grandchildren. They enjoy boating and traveling, especially on Paul’s Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Paul Meissner has written The Florida Law Enforcement Manual.
Paul A. Meissner is a co-founder of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A. He co-founded the firm in 1971.
J.D., Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1966
B.A., University of South Florida, 1963
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Florida Bar Board Certified, Criminal Law (1990 to present)
Admitted to practice in Colorado, 1996
Admitted to practice in Florida, 1968
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1972
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
Clearwater Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Former Member, Barney Masterson Inns of Court
Past member Judicial Nominating Commission, Pinellas-Pasco Counties
Past member/chairman State Circuit Bar Grievance Committee