SARASOTA – The Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad named family and criminal law attorney Kenneth M. Poole Jr. a partner last month.
"[We are] very pleased to announce that Attorney Kenneth Poole has been named partner with our firm!” the firm posted on its social media page. “Mr. Poole focuses his practice on family law and criminal law. He received his Juris Doctorate from UF Levin College of Law and is a member of FACDL.”
Poole joined the firm in 2009 with a focus on helping his clients on a variety of domestic and family issues such as marital cases, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity and domestic violence. He also handles criminal defense cases for the firm, tackling cases that range from traffic tickets to felony charges.
His background in criminal law originates from serving as an assistant state attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida prior to joining Syprett Meshad.
As assistant state attorney, he prosecuted cases involving felony, misdemeanor and juvenile criminal charges. He also ran a private practice defending a wide range of cases involving DUI, traffic offenses and drug-related crimes. His experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney provides what he believes to be a well-rounded perspective in the negotiations, motions, trials and hearings he conducts for his clients. This history of client service is reinforced by his experience in collaborative law, which has enabled him to offer clients what he believes is an alternative approach to the traditional divorce process
Earning his Juris Doctorate in 2005 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, he also holds a Master of Science degree in Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science where he graduated with cum laude honors. He also holds a minors in Agricultural Law, and Natural Resource Ethics and Policy.
His other experience includes working with the City of Gainesville Office of the City Attorney and the Law Offices of Dora Kerner, and participating in the Levin College of Law Criminal Clinic with the Office of the State Attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit where he worked with the Juvenile Division and assisting prosecutors with their cases.
Poole is currently a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts. He is also a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.