Peter H. Meyers

Peter H. Meyers
Professor of Law Emeritus
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Peter H. Meyers joined the law faculty in 1994. He served as Director of the law school’s Federal and Appellate Clinic and Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic.

Professor Meyers has published articles on the constitutionality of pretrial drug testing and reform of the flaws in the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He also served as a Designated Reviewer of nine publications issued by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.

Professor Meyers has argued cases before many appellate courts around the country, including a landmark standing case before the US Supreme Court that established the right of people to sue the government for injuries to the environment. He has obtained reversals of murder convictions in several cases because of Confrontation Clause violations. He also served as Director of the Center for the Study of Drug Policy, and as Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Workgroup of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

After taking emeritus status, he continues to teach a class on Drugs and the Law at the law school, as well as teach in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Programs at Saint Elizabeths Hospital and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


BA, Marietta College; JD, George Washington University

In the News

"VERIFY: Can Pharmaceutical Companies be Sued for Complications from Vaccine Symptoms?"

March 02, 2021
Peter H. Meyers is quoted by WUSA9 about whether pharmaceutical companies are immune from lawsuits related to vaccine symptoms.

"Critics Question Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Readiness as COVID-19 Claims Come In"

February 25, 2021

Peter H. Meyers is quoted by NBC Miami about how the government's vaccine injury compensation program is unprepared for the pandemic.

"Investigation: Program to Help People with Vaccine Complications Rarely Pays Out for COVID-19 Cases"

February 24, 2021
Peter H. Meyers is quoted in WSB-ABC2 (Atlanta) about how the U.S. vaccine injury compensation program needs to be more open.

"Critics Question Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Readiness as COVID-19 Claims Come In"

February 12, 2021
Peter H. Meyers is quoted by NBC4 Washington about how greater transparency is needed regarding coronavirus vaccine injury claims.

"Protective Measures: Compensation for Coronavirus Vaccine Injuries"

January 26, 2021

Peter H. Meyers writes in Washington Lawyer Magazine about the best compensation plans for adverse reactions related to the vaccine.