George Meros Jr. has joined the Shutts & Bowen’s Tallahassee office as a partner.
Meros brings more than three decades of experience in appellate law, governmental affairs and regulatory compliance with him to the firm. He has represented public and private clients in complex, high-stakes cases.
In addition to lobbying for civil justice reform in Tallahassee, Meros was 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, the firm said in a news release.
Meros, A Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent attorney, is the second major addition at Shutts & Bowen in recent weeks. He follows Julissa Rodriguez’s addition to the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Rodriguez is the former Greenberg Traurig Miami Appellate Chair.
Meros’ client base includes Fortune 500 companies, state and national health care 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 11th Circuit.
“We are excited to welcome George Meros to our team at Shutts & Bowen – he is a fantastic addition,” said Shutts & Bowen Managing Partner Michael “Micky” Grindstaff. “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.”