July 24, 2014 / Sarasota, Fla. – Attorney F. Scott Westheimer, a managing partner of the Sarasota-based law firm Syprett Meshad, has been named to Florida Trend magazine’s prestigious “Legal Elite” list for the third consecutive year. Those named to the “Legal Elite” list are selected by their peers, who are invited to name those attorneys for whom they have the highest regard or whom they would recommend to others. Only 1,165 lawyers in Florida were named to the 2014 list, which represents just 2 percent of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar members active in Florida.
Westheimer is currently in his second year of serving as the Twelfth Circuit Representative for the Florida Bar Board of Governors, representing more than 1,800 attorneys in Sarasota, DeSoto and Manatee counties. His law practice is focused primarily on the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury matters and various aspects of commercial litigation. He has handled cases involving personal injuries, motorcycle and automobile accidents with severe injuries, premises liability matters, product liability litigation, medical malpractice litigation and commercial litigation. He is recognized as an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.
Westheimer is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and Florida State Courts. An Ex Officio member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, Westheimer serves his community in a variety of ways, including as a Past President of both the Sarasota County Bar Association and its Young Lawyers Division, as well as serving on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Sarasota.
The law firm of Syprett Meshad has been serving the greater Sarasota community for 46 years. The firm’s attorneys provide expert legal representation in the practice areas of real estate, personal injury, marital and family law, commercial litigation, criminal defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and probate. For more information about Syprett Meshad, visit smrl.com, or call 941-365-7171.