Three Syprett-Meshad Attorneys Chosen for 2011 Florida Super Lawyers

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Three Syprett-Meshad Attorneys Chosen for 2011 Florida Super Lawyers

June 10, 2011—Sarasota, FL—Syprett-Meshad attorneys Michael Resnick, Teresa Jones, and Scott Westheimer were recently named to two Super Lawyers lists.  Jones and Resnick joined an elite group of the top 5% of Florida attorneys when they were recently named to the Florida Super Lawyers 2011 list.  Scott Westheimer, president of the Sarasota County Bar Association, has been named to the Florida Rising Stars list. Eligible members for this recognition comprise fewer than 2.5% of lawyers in the state.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, and independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Michael L. Resnick has been practicing family and marital law for more than three decades and is one of the firm’s original partners.  His family law practice features high profile marital dissolution and post-dissolution cases involving substantial marital assets, complex property division issues, custody, alimony, child support, visitation, and modification of marital settlement agreements. In 1962, he graduated from the New York Military Academy where he attained the rank of Platoon Sergeant. Mr. Resnick received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Windham College in 1967 and his Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in 1970.  He currently serves on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. This is the fifth consecutive year he has been selected for inclusion on the Florida Super Lawyers list.

Teresa D. Jones, a trial lawyer who has been with the firm since 1986, is originally from Alabama.  She received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction and high honors in political science and psychology from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, then attended Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham where she earned her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) in 1978. She has been a certified county and circuit mediator since 1998. She has an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell.  This is the sixth consecutive year she has been selected for inclusion by Florida Super Lawyers.

F. Scott Westheimer represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters and various aspects of commercial litigation and has been a member of the firm since 1996.  A graduate of Riverview High School, Westheimer graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history before earning his Juris Doctorate with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1996.  Westheimer is a member of the Florida Bar, the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. He is currently the President of the Sarasota County Bar Association, (2010-2011), is a former President of the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, is currently a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee (and former chair), and has served on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors since 2004. He has been recognized in the Gulf Coast Business Review’s Top 40 Under 40 (2002) and was also recognized as a Florida Rising Star in 2010.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.

The Law firm of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. began was established 1967. The firm of more than 15 professionals represents experience in the practice areas of real estate, personal injury, family law, litigation, business and corporate law. For more information, visit smrl.com. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com.