Three Syprett Meshad attorneys have been selected by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, to its 2019 Florida “Super Lawyers” list. Syprett Meshad president and founding partner Michael Resnick was recognized in the category of Family Law; partner and board-certified civil trial attorney Teresa Jones was selected in the Personal Injury/General Defense category; and managing…
Teresa D. Jones joined the firm in 1986, and became a partner in 1991. She was born in Albertville, Alabama. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction and High Honors in Political Science and psychology from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama in 1975. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1978. There she was a member of the Cumberland-Samford Law Review.
In 1978, she was admitted to the Alabama Bar and from 1978 until 1985 practiced law in Gadsden, Alabama. She served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Gadsden, Alabama. In 1982, she was appointed as Deputy District Attorney for Etowah County, Alabama, where she served until 1985, when she moved to Sarasota.
Ms. Jones was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984. She has an AV© rating from Martindale Hubbell. Each year since its inception in 2006, she has been named a Florida Super Lawyer in the Personal Injury, Plaintiff’s General category. “Super Lawyer” designation is a recognition awarded only to the top 5% of the lawyers in the state.
Ms. Jones has served in various capacities in the Sarasota County Bar, including being a member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar, and serving as Chair of that Committee. She has served as director, appellate liaison, nominating committee member, judicial evaluation committee, awards committee chair, has been active in law week and has been a member of the annual picnic committee. She was active in FAWL, serving as a director. She is a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. She has presented seminars locally and through the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
She handles cases involving:
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Insurance Claims
- Premises Liability
- Real Property Disputes
- General Litigation
Ms. Jones is admitted to practice in state courts in Alabama (special membership) and Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.