Sarasota family, criminal, and appellate law attorney Elisabeth G. Whitmire, a senior associate with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest level of Martindale-Hubbell ranking that an attorney can give to another attorney, and reflects the opinions of members of The Florida Bar and members of the judiciary in terms of her ethics and abilities in the areas of legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, communication, and legal experience.
Attorney Whitmire joined Syprett Meshad as an associate attorney in 2018; she focuses her practice on family, criminal, and appellate law. Prior to joining Syprett Meshad, Ms. Whitmire served as an Assistant Public Defender in Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit where she defended cases in the felony, misdemeanor, and violation of probation divisions, completing approximately 120 trials. She also wrote appellate briefs for criminal appeals throughout the Second District Court of Appeals.
A member of the Florida Bar and Sarasota County Bar Association, Ms. Whitmire is licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts as well as the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. She earned her Juris Doctorate, with honors, in 2013 from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she also earned a Certification in Advance Legal Research, Writing and Drafting.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.
The law firm of Syprett Meshad, with offices located at 1900 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota, 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 smrl.com, or call 941.365.7171.