John Meagher Named Managing Partner of Shutts & Bowen’s Miami Office


Meagher, John - MIAShutts & Bowen partner John E. Meagher has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami office.  John, Chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group, assumed leadership this month. He will oversee the day-to-day management of the office, which includes approximately 120 attorneys and more than 120 staff members.

“Shutts & Bowen had another record year in 2018 and our Miami office was a major contributor to the firm’s success,” said Michael J. “Micky” Grindstaff, the firm-wide Managing Partner. “John is deeply familiar with the business and legal issues facing South Florida. His local knowledge, combined with his demonstrated leadership, strategic focus, and reputation for exceptional client service will greatly benefit the firm.”

A graduate of the University of South Florida and the Georgetown University Law Center, John joined Shutts & Bowen in 1985. His practice focuses on representing insurance companies, defending them in trial and appellate actions throughout the state and federal court systems.

“Our Miami office is poised to capitalize on the firm’s continued growth,” John said. “I look forward to building upon our existing reputation as Florida’s go-to, full service law firm and continuing to expand our footprint in Miami.”

John is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney may receive from his peers. He has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law since 2009 and has been named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide.

John succeeds Francis E. “Frank” Rodriguez as the Miami office Managing Partner. Frank held the position from 2014 to 2019.

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