The Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad has added Madeline “Maddie” Salamone to its litigation team as an Associate Attorney. A General Litigator, Ms. Salamone is a member of the Florida, New York, and Georgia Bars, as well as the Sarasota County Bar Association. She will serve the firm’s clients across all practice areas, and offers a special background in sports law and college athlete advocacy.
Prior to joining Syprett Meshad, Ms. Salamone worked as a sports attorney and college athlete advocate representing college athletes on matters concerning eligibility, scholarship appeals, abuse and mistreatment, transfer, and mental health issues. Her career has also included educating and consulting on matters relating to name, image, and likeness (NIL) within the NCAA and working for a litigation firm in New York City. She holds a BA. in Public Policy and a Certificate in Markets and Management from Duke University, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Ms. Salamone’s professional background in sports and her athlete advocacy has led to her becoming a leading voice for NCAA reform, college athletes’ rights, and NIL issues. She appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter in 2022 to discuss changes to the NCAA transfer portal rules in college football, and was featured in a 2021 documentary “Vice Versa: College $ports, Inc.,” which addressed the ongoing efforts by many to reform the NCAA.
While in law school, she completed an externship at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), clerked for a North Carolina appellate court judge, and served as a law student advisor for an undergraduate broadcast journalist team. She also served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the International Law Journal and was a member of the International Moot Court team.
Outside of her work with Syprett Meshad, Ms. Salamone hosts a podcast “Speaking of Athletes,” which address the complex issues within college sports, especially those affecting athletes. As an expert in the field, she is frequently sought out by journalists, media, and others for comment and advice concerning issues within college athletics and the NCAA, as well as developments in legislation related to college athletes.
The law firm of Syprett Meshad has been serving the greater Sarasota community for over 50 years. The Firm’s attorneys provide legal representation in the practice areas of real estate transactions and litigation, personal injury, family law, commercial litigation, criminal defense, estate planning and probate administration and litigation. To learn more, visit https://www.smrl.com, or call 941.365.7171.