January 11, 2012 – Sarasota, FL – Scott Westheimer, a managing partner with Sarasota law firm Syprett Meshad, has been recognized as an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated™ attorney from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. As the highest rating available, an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating is a significant accomplishment — a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence in terms of both legal ability and ethical standards. Peer-reviewed in his practice areas – Personal Injury, Litigation and Commercial Law – Westheimer scored 4.9 out of 5.
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Westheimer, immediate past president of Sarasota County Bar Association, has been managing partner at Syprett Meshad since 2002. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and Florida State Courts. His practice involves primarily the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury matters and various aspects of commercial litigation. He has handled cases involving complex personal injury, motorcycle and automobile accidents with severe injuries, premises liability matters, product liabilities’ litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and commercial litigation.
Syprett Meshad was established in 1967. The firm, with a staff of 24 including attorneys, paralegals and other professionals, provides prompt, experienced legal representation in the practice areas of real estate, personal injury, family law, litigation, business and corporate law. In addition to serving the local community, Syprett Meshad serves as a legal advisor to national and international businesses. The firm is located at 1900 Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota. For more information, call 941.365.7171.
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