Mr. Mesereau has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America."
The Los Angeles Times has previously named Mr. Mesereau the Best Criminal Lawyer in Los Angeles.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, announced Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr. as the recipient of the Fidler Institute Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense.
County of Los Angeles, California, formerly announced the celebration of “Attorney Thomas Mesereau Day” for Mr. Mesereau’s numerous contributions to the underprivileged and civil rights.
Mr. Mesereau received the President’s Award from United Sates Dream Academy, Washington D.C., with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, for work with inner city children with incarcerated parents.
Community Service Award from the former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for years of contributions to the city, including willingness to represent unpopular defendants and commitment to poor citizens.
Humanitarian Award issued in Mr. Mesereau’s name each year by N-Action Family Network an organization devoted to helping women in drug recovery and their children re-enter society.
Award from the Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society of First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles for contributions to the African-American and other minority communities.
Eagle Award from the Honorable John Chiang, California State Controller for “Leadership, Vision and Outstanding contributions to California.”
Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke for dedicated service to the citizens of Los Angeles County.
Special Honor Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement from St. Gregory’s College, Lagos, Nigeria for accomplishments in civil rights.
Honored by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles for outstanding community contributions through the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic.
Sankofa Award from the National Bar Association for legal leadership and excellence in civil rights.
Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice “in recognition of your ongoing commitment to justice for all.”
Award from the Reverend Cecil Murray, former Senior Minister of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church for the many hours of volunteer time devoted to the church’s free legal clinic.
Service Award from Dr. Frederick Ormonde Murph, Senior Minister, Brookins Community African Methodist Episcopal Church for civil rights accomplishments.
Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, California, presented by the Honorable Janice Hahn, Councilwoman, 15th District, Los Angeles, California, for contributions to the annual “Women of Watts Taking our Lives Back March” and his commitment to improving the lives of families in the community.
Commendation from the District Attorney of Los Angeles County “in recognition of dedicated community service.”
Recognition by the Honorable Linda T. Sanchez (member of the United States Congress) for Mr. Mesereau's "many years of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.”
Commendation by the 13th Assembly District of the California State Legislature for “outstanding commitment to providing quality legal services to the people of the State of California.”
Certificate of Appreciation from Sharing Love Ministries Church in South Los Angeles for Mr. Mesereau’s “active participation in the work of the ministry of Christ.”
Formal Commendation from Compton Seventh Day Adventist Church for Mr. Mesereau’s time and effort given to pro bono legal services in Los Angeles.
Certificate of Appreciation from the African-American Community Empowerment Organization, Los Angeles, California for efforts to assist at-risk youth to develop their skills and goals.
California School Board President’s Award for “outstanding contributions to the children of the Compton Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.
Award from the State Bar of California, Board of Governors for providing pro bono legal services to low-income Californians.
Civil Rights Award from Collier Image Studios for contributions to the inner city.
Morton Herbert Service Award from Criminal Courts Bar Association, Los Angeles, California for Mr. Mesereau's "generous and noble service and furtherance of social justice.”