F. Scott Westheimer joined Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P. A., as an associate in 1996. He became a partner in 2000, and has been a managing partner since 2002. Mr. Westheimer has an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, which means that he has been deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. In 2010 and 2011, he was named a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” For 2012 through 2014 and again in 2017, he was recognized as among Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. Only 1,080 lawyers in Florida were named to the 2017 list, which represents just 1.5 percent of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar Members active in Florida. Those name to the “Legal Elite” list are selected by their peers who are invited to name those attorneys for whom they have the highest regard or whom they would recommend to other. In 2017, he was named to the Lawyers of Distinction recognizing the top 10% of attorneys in the United States and to the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. In 2017 he was also named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Civil Plaintiff attorneys which recognizes the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications. In 2017, Mr. Westheimer was re-elected to a third two-year term on the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Twelfth Circuit Representative, Seat One, representing over 1,800 attorneys in Sarasota, DeSoto and Manatee counties. Mr. Westheimer currently serves as the Chairman of the Communications Committee (for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019) and serves on the Executive Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Technology Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Westheimer was just honored by Immediate Past President William J. Schifino with the President’s Award of Merit at the June 2017 Annual Convention.
Scott Westheimer talks about the future of the PRI, the benefits of being a member, and how the program has grown.
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