Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

SMRL Law Firm serving Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, & throughout the state of Florida

Ken Poole devotes his practice to the areas of family and criminal law. He assists clients in a wide variety of marital and domestic related issues including: divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, domestic violence injunctions, post-judgment enforcement and modification issues. His practice also handles the criminal defense cases for the firm, ranging from traffic tickets to felony charges. Attorney Poole’s practice also handles criminal defense cases for the firm, ranging from traffic tickets to felony charges. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts.

Prior to joining Syprett Meshad, Attorney Poole served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted cases in the felony, misdemeanor and juvenile divisions, successfully litigating motions and trials for the State of Florida. He also ran a private practice successfully defending a wide range of cases from DUI and traffic offenses to property and drug crimes. His litigation experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney provides a well rounded perspective in the negotiations, motions, trials and hearings he conducts for his clients today.

Attorney Poole earned his Juris Doctorate in 2005 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He holds a Master of Science degree in Management (2003), and a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Environmental Science with minors in Agricultural Law and Natural Resource Ethics and Policy (2001), both degrees also from the University of Florida in 2001.

While attending Levin, Attorney Poole earned the 2005 book award for Trial Practice for his efforts and superior performance in trial. He also gained valuable experience working with the City of Gainesville Office of the City Attorney and the Law Offices of Dora Kerner. While participating in the Levin College of Law Criminal Clinic with the Office of the State Attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit, he worked with the Juvenile Division where he was able to begin honing his courtroom skills as he assisted prosecutors with their cases in and out of court.

Residing in Florida since the 1980s, Attorney Poole is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

E-mail Kenneth Poole Jr. at [email protected].

Practice Areas: 
Family Law and Criminal Law
All Florida State Courts
Law School: 
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2005
University of Florida: M.S. 2003; B.A. 2001, cum laud
The Florida Bar; Sarasota County Bar Association; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Practice Areas:
- Family Law
- Criminal Law