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Attorney Ken Poole celebrates his five-year anniversary with Syprett Meshad

Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

Attorney Ken Poole, an Associate with Syprett Meshad, celebrates his five-year anniversary with the firm in December. Mr. Poole’s practice is devoted to the areas of family and criminal law. He assists clients in a wide variety of marital, divorce, and domestic related issues including: child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, domestic violence injunctions, post-judgment .. read more

On Foreclosures, Progress, but Court Pipeline Still Full

Attorney and foreclosure specialist Nancy E. Cason of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer PA says the courts continue to be clogged with new foreclosure filings even as they speed up their processing.
Sarasota Herald Tribune (Monday, September 22, 2014) Staff Photo / Thomas Bender

Syprett Meshad attorney Nancy E. Cason was featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Business Weekly section (Monday, September 22, 2014) discussing the foreclosure outlook for the greater Sarasota area. Read the full article at At this rate, it will take close to another year and a half, give or take, to clear up the .. read more

On September 25th, 2014, posted in: Articles, Foreclosure by Tags: , , ,

Cell Phone Contents Privacy Upheld by Supreme Court

Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

The US Supreme Court recently took the privacy of a person’s cell phone one step further: requiring a warrant before law enforcement can obtain any information from a cell phone. Two cases were before the Court. The first involved a search of a flip phone found on a man arrested on suspicion of selling cocaine. .. read more

Attorney Scott Westheimer Named to Florida’s “Legal Elite” for Third Consecutive Year


Syprett Meshad Managing Partner, Attorney F. Scott Westheimer, has been named to Florida Trend magazine’s prestigious “Legal Elite” list for the third consecutive year. Only 1,165 lawyers in Florida were named to the 2014 list, which represents just 2 percent of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar members active in Florida. Those named to the .. read more

Ruling Protects Privacy of Cell Phone Location Data


With the current media and public attention currently being paid to the issues of privacy for governments and individuals, the recent ruling that the government and police may not obtain a person’s cell phone location data without a warrant, is of significant interest. The June 11, 2014 ruling was made by the United States Court .. read more

Syprett Meshad Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and ‘Rising Star’ lists


Syprett Meshad President Michael L. Resnick and Partner Teresa D. Jones have been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, and Managing Partner Nancy E. Cason has been named a “Rising Star” for the second straight year. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected for Super Lawyer honor; less than 2.5 percent .. read more

Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stops Based on Anonymous Tips

starting car

As a result of an April Supreme Court decision in the case of Navarette v. California, it is now legal for a law enforcement officer to pull a driver over based solely on an anonymous tip, even if the officer does not observe any further evidence of criminal activity prior to stopping the driver. That .. read more

Attorney Peter Krotec Marks 25 Years with Syprett Meshad

Peter Krotec

Syprett Meshad recently recognized Attorney Peter J. Krotec for 25 years of service with the firm. Rated AV Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, Attorney Krotec joined Syprett Meshad in May, 1989, was named partner in 1994, and served several years as managing partner for the firm. His practice is focused on marital and .. read more

Foreclosure Backlog Likely to Take Two More Years for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Nancy Cason

In mid 2013, the 12th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties obtained additional funding from the Florida Legislature as part of the National Mortgage Settlement. The goal for our Circuit in obtaining this funding was to allow as much of the foreclosure backlog as possible to be cleared before funding .. read more

Attorney Kenneth M. Poole, Jr., Talks Law at Lakeview Elementary

sarasota county school

Earlier this month, attorney Kenneth M. Poole, Jr., participated in Sarasota County Lakeview Elementary’s annual Law Week, which included a mock trial in the case of Goldilocks v. the Three Bears. Law Week 2014 marked the third year Poole has taken part in the program. “It’s a great opportunity for students to interact with an .. read more

On May 20th, 2014, posted in: Events by Tags: , , ,