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Overview

Meredith A. Freeman is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group.

Meredith is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and practices primarily in the areas of construction and business litigation.  Meredith has experience in handling a variety of construction related matters, including claims against design professionals, construction defects claims, and delay claims.  Meredith is also experienced in drafting and negotiating construction contracts.

In her business litigation practice, Meredith is experienced in handling complex civil litigation matters in state and federal courts, including contract disputes, real estate disputes, and other general business litigation matters. She has represented clients in cases spanning a wide range of industries, including insurance, real estate, construction, accounting, and banking.

Meredith is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property & Probate Law Section of the Florida Bar. She currently serves on the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, which is a Florida Bar Standing Committee. Meredith is also a member of the 2016 Leadership Tampa Class.

Education

  • Stetson University, J.D., cum laude, 2004
    • Trial Team
    • Concentration in Trial Advocacy
  • Columbus State University, B.S., cum laude, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Federal Bar Association, Tampa Chapter
    • Board Member, 2014-2016
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Attorneys
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Tampa Connection 2010 Graduate
  • The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tampa Class of 2017

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Litigation-Construction, 2018
    • Litigation-Real Estate, 2018
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law
  • Recipient of Judge Frank White Diversity Scholarship
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2017
  • Florida Trend, Up & Coming Legal Elite, 2015
  • Palm Beach Gardens Community High School Sports Hall of Fame, 2016 Inaugural Class

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Publications

  • Contributing Author, State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, Aspen Publishers, Michael Dodd and J. Duncan Findley, 2011-2012
  • Co-author, “Retention and Promotion of Female Attorneys – What Can We Do Better?,” Lawyer magazine, May 2014