The law firm of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A., has expanded its legal team with the recent hire of associate Emily K. Garriott. Attorney Garriott is a member of The Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts. Prior to joining Syprett Meshad, Ms. Garriott was an Assistant State Attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, where she handled all phases of the criminal prosecution of defendants, including non-jury and jury trials.
Ms. Garriott was awarded her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, in 2015, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Political Science, with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Science, also from the University of Florida.
In law school, Ms. Garriott was the recipient of two book awards for achieving the top grade in the classes of Florida Criminal Procedure and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation. She was a member of the Student Recruitment Team, the Treasurer of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and was awarded a Community Service Certificate and a Pro Bono Certificate for her pro bono legal work while in school.
A native of Sarasota, Ms. Garriott is actively involved in the Sarasota community. She is a member of the Junior League of Sarasota and currently serves as a co-chair of the Junior League of Sarasota’s State and Public Affairs Committee. She is also involved in the John M. Scheb Inn of Court and the Sarasota County Bar Association.
The law firm of Syprett Meshad, with offices located at 1900 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota, has been serving clients in Sarasota and Manatee counties for 49 years. The firm’s practice areas include real estate, personal injury, marital and family law, commercial litigation, criminal defense, estate planning and probate. To learn more about Syprett Meshad, visit http://www.smrl.com or call 941.365.7171.