Syprett Meshad is proud to announce that Managing Partner F. Scott Westheimer has been named to Florida Trend magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite list. This year’s list of 1,348 Legal Elite attorneys represents approximately two percent (2%) of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida.
In March of this year, Attorney Westheimer was elected to the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Twelfth Circuit Representative, Seat One, representing over 1800 attorneys of the Twelfth Circuit, which includes Sarasota, DeSoto, and Manatee counties. He won the office in a contested race against Timothy A. Knowles of Bradenton. Attorney Westheimer was sworn into office on June 28, 2013, during the Florida Bar’s annual meeting in Boca Raton; for a two-year term.
Attorney Westheimer’s practice area 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. He is recognized as an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.
An Ex Officio member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, Attorney Westheimer serves his community in a variety of ways, including as a Past President of both the Sarasota County Bar Association and its Young Lawyers Division, as well as serving on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Sarasota. He joined Syprett Meshad in 1996 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and Florida State Courts.