As managing shareholder of MeyerJensen P.C., formerly known as the Meyer Law Firm, with stockholder S. Russell Meyer (Amy Meyer’s father) and myself, I would like to clear up any confusion regarding Recorder Amy Meyer’s role in the practice of law at MeyerJensen.
Amy Meyer’s opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary for the Madison County Recorder’s Office is alleging Amy Meyer has not worked full-time as recorder. Amy Meyer’s opponent is making the pitch to voters that because Amy Meyer remains attorney of record on a few open court cases, she could not possibly be fully devoted to the Office of Recorder of Deeds. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In a clear attempt to confuse the voters, Amy Meyer’s opponent cites an old and dated LinkedIn page which states that Amy Meyer is the “managing partner” of the Meyer Law Firm. This is inexcusably misleading because Amy Meyer, in fact, quit her employment with the Meyer Law Firm before taking office as recorder.
When Amy Meyer became recorder, her role at MeyerJensen immediately changed from managing shareholder to that of “of counsel,” a term which is customarily used to indicate an attorney is not actively involved in the mission or practice of the firm. In fact, her workload of approximately 300 different matters immediately dropped to just a few cases. Moreover, the minimal legal work that Amy Meyer did perform for MeyerJensen, with the exception of three hours of court time, was all done after business hours. This is why Amy Meyer does not have her own email account, office or even a desk at MeyerJensen.
The truth of the matter is that Amy Meyer effectively walked away from a busy and successful legal career. She did this, of course, to properly serve the residents of Madison County. From the very beginning, Amy Meyer has worked hard and full time for the taxpayers of Madison County. Her office is recognized as one of the most efficient and well-managed in the state all due to her management and commitment to her office.
Craig J. Jensen