Sarasota attorney John D. Dumbaugh, a partner with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been inducted into the Riverview High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Attorney Dumbaugh was inducted during the Class of 1967’s 50th reunion celebration held November 4 at the Sarasota Garden Club in Sarasota. Classmate Cheryl Morey Stanzione was inducted as well.
“Our class of ’67 was exceptional in its cohesiveness and lifetime achievements,” said Attorney Dumbaugh. “There were so many classmates whom I know personally who would have been worthy of such an award. It was humbling that the committee chose me as one of the honorees from this huge group of high achievers.”
The Florida Bar has recognized Attorney Dumbaugh for over 30 consecutive years as a board-certified attorney in the field of real estate law, which means he has continuously met The Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members have earned board certification.
In 2014, Attorney Dumbaugh was recognized with the Legacy Award by Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, in honor of his 20-plus years of service to the organization. He has been a partner with Syprett Meshad since 1984, after joining the firm in 1974. His practice areas are focused on real estate development, international real estate investment, title insurance, lending practice, and estate planning and estate administration. He is an Approved Closing Agent for all area institutional lenders, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and Attorneys’ Title Fund Services. As well, he serves on the circuit advisory team of Attorneys’ Title Fund Services for the 12th Judicial Circuit. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and Florida State Courts.
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 www.smrl.com or call 941.365.7171.