William Meyer

About William

Long-time Toledo attorney Bill Meyer joined Spengler Nathanson in May 2015, in an of-counsel capacity. Bill practices primarily in the areas of immigration and nationality law and has represented thousands of individuals in their quests to become U.S. permanent residents and citizens. He has also represented a diverse variety of employers in solving their personnel needs through legal employment of qualified foreign nationals.

Bill is a past-Chairman and current board member of the Board of Advisers of the Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Institute. Bill previously served as a Board member and Vice-President of the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, and twice traveled to El Salvador on Habitat building missions. Bill recently completed six years of service to the Toledo Bar Association as a member of the Board of Directors. He is rated “AV” (preeminent-highest level of professional excellence) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been included in “The Best Lawyers in America” under immigration and nationality law for over twenty years.

In 2001, Bill received the Community Service Award from the Toledo Bar Association for his activities for various community service organizations. Also in 2001, he received the Public Interest Law Award from ABLE/Legal Services of Northwest Ohio recognizing his advocacy for immigrants in the Toledo Area.

In October 2014, Bill received the Jack Schlageter Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo recognizing his volunteer work on behalf of those in need. In June 2016, Bill received the Henry Herschel Commitment Award from the University of Toledo College of Law Alumni Affiliate. He has served as President of Parish Council at the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament and previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is married to the former Valerie Jan Hinds, and has four children and three grandchildren.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Under the U.S. Constitution, everyone accused of a crime has the right to a lawyer’s defense. Our attorneys represent defendants in and out of court to insure a fair and zealous representation.


Our Immigration lawyers will interpret the law, help you analyze your own rights, possibilities, and strategies, and guide you (or if applicable, your sponsoring U.S. family member or employer) through every step of the complicated immigration process.


Our attorneys will help you through the naturalization process and to answer any questions you may have about your citizenship status. A lawyer familiar with naturalization can help prepare for your interview and assemble the required documents for your naturalization application.