Mike Meister was born in Omaha, Nebraska January 17, 1961. At the tender age of 9 months he was bundled up and moved to Kimball where he lived until second grade, at which time the family moved to Scottsbluff. He attended St. Agnes Elementary School, Scottsbluff Jr. High School and Scottsbluff Sr. High School, earning his diploma in 1979. He attended Creighton University on an R.O.T.C. scholarship and upon graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He applied for and received an educational deferment to allow him to attend law school. He graduated in 1986 with a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University College of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, Mike was accepted into the Judge Advocate General Corps of the Army. He was stationed at Grafenwoehr Training Area as a Trial Counsel, Claims Officer and Legal Assistance Officer in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Based upon his performance in Grafenwoehr, he was made the Officer in Charge of the Wildflecken Law Center at the Wildflecken Training Area. His office was recognized as the best managed branch office of 43 offices in the European Theater. He transferred from Wildflecken in June of 1991 to Fort Drum, New York where he was Chief of the Criminal Law Division of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). He left the Army in 1992 and moved back to Scottsbluff to raise his family.
Mike has been in private practice since 1992, hanging out his shingle as a solo practitioner in 2002, where he limits his practice to the representation of injured workers and individuals. He has served as President of The Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and State Legal Counsel for the Nebraska Jaycess. Mike is divorced and has three children.