Meyers returns to roots at Glankler Brown

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

Oct. 17, 2013

Robert Meyers has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as a member, and it isn’t his first time around this block. He worked for the firm as a newly licensed attorney right out of law school.

He’s returned, he said, because clients were asking for more work that was “outside of the traditional four corners of labor and employment law,” which he practices, and he was looking for a full-service practice to offer the additional tools and expertise required to meet those needs.

“So many of the people are still the same and the culture is essentially the same now as when I left,” he said of his return to Glankler Brown.

“So many of the people are still the same and the culture is essentially the same now as when I left.”

– Robert Meyers
Member, Glankler Brown PLLC

With his father in the Army at the time, Meyers was born in France and spent years moving around France and Germany, with a stint at the Memphis Defense Depot along the way. When it came time to settle down, the family moved back to Memphis, where they’d bought a house years before, and 14-year-old Meyers went to Bishop Byrne High School.

He attended the University of Tennessee-Martin for a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in philosophy. The plan was to enter anesthesia school, which required he enroll in nursing school. He did so at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

For two years, Meyers worked in critical care settings, yet “abandoned that dream for a new dream of going to law school,” he said. He left Memphis for Knoxville and the University of Tennessee College of Law.

“It had to do with being more independent, charting my own course,” he said of his career switch. “I felt that, as a lawyer, I would ultimately have more autonomy, and at the same time, it would give me the thing that I liked most about nursing, and that was that I could help people.”

When he graduated in 1986, it was back to Memphis and round one with Glankler Brown. After three years, the nomadic Meyers joined the Hardison Law Firm PC for four years, then spent another four at Spicer Flynn & Rudstrom. A decade was spent at the Memphis office of Littler Mendelson PC, where he developed his specialties of labor and employment law, civil rights defense and workers’ compensation defense . . . (read more)