Experienced, Respected
Civil Litigation Attorneys

Location: Bay Area California Office

Practice Areas

  • Mass and Toxic Tort
  • Premise Liability


Vanthara (Van) Meak is a proficient trial attorney and partner in the California Office of Cosmich, Simmons & Brown. Mr. Meak’s 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. Van’s extensive experience in the defense of these cases includes acting as National Coordinating Counsel. 

 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.

A member of the San Mateo County Bar Association and the California and Missouri State Bars, Van is admitted to practice in all California courts, including the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts. He resides with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
  • University of Missouri
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1994

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • Missouri, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

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


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