TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 25, 2020) – Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that George N. Meros, Jr., a high-profile litigator and lobbyist, has joined the firm as a partner in the Tallahassee office.
With more than three decades of experience in appellate law, governmental affairs and regulatory compliance, George has represented public and private clients in complex, high-stakes cases. In addition to lobbying for civil justice reform in Tallahassee, George acted as lead counsel for the Florida House of Representatives as it defended Florida’s redistricting plan. His keen understanding of the public sector and extensive experience in high-profile matters will expand both the litigation and government advocacy capabilities at Shutts & Bowen. His move to the firm follows another prominent addition to the Appellate Practice Group, Julissa Rodriguez, the former Greenberg Traurig Miami Appellate Chair.
George’s client base also includes Fortune 500 companies, state and national healthcare companies, national business associations and various government agencies. He has argued numerous complex legal claims at trial and on appeal, including before the Florida Supreme Court, all five Florida District Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ attorney, George is consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers for his distinguished legal experience. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Eckerd College.
“We are excited to welcome George Meros to our team at Shutts & Bowen – he is a fantastic addition,” said Michael J. (“Micky”) Grindstaff, firm wide Managing Partner at Shutts. “His background, appellate accomplishments and breadth of experience will further strengthen our statewide team of litigation attorneys and bolster our existing market-leading appellate practice group.”
Tallahassee Managing Partner and Chairman of Shutts’ Appellate Practice Group, Jason Gonzalez, echoed Micky’s comments. “For over two decades, George Meros has been one of our most prominent allies in the important work to improve Florida’s civil justice system,” he said. “This is a dream come true to now partner with him to represent Florida’s leading businesses and insurers.”
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