The Honorable Meenu Sasser
The Honorable Meenu Sasser

Division: 
Circuit Civil "AI"

Judicial Assistant:
Michele Smith

Email Address:
msmith1@pbcgov.org

If you have any questions regarding any cases

pending in Division AI, please contact Judicial

Assistant, Michelle Smith, via email.   

(561) 355-2698

Room: 
9.1216

Courtroom Number: 
9C

Main Judicial Complex
205 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Biography



EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1995                                                                                                                                                      Associate Editor, Comparative Labor Law Journal
  • University of Florida College of Law, visiting student, 1994-1995, honors                                                                                                                      Book Awards in Trial Practice and Environmental Law
  • College of William and Mary, B.S., 1992, cum laude and with honors      

LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS

  • Circuit Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Foreclosure Division 2009-2010; Circuit Civil Division, 2010-present; Engle Progeny Trial Division, 2016-present; Asbestos Trial Division, 2017-present);
  • Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart (Shareholder 2002-09, Associate 1995-02)

JUDICIAL & BAR ACTIVITIES

  • Associate Dean, Florida Judicial College, 2016-2018;  
  • NYU Law School's Civil Jury Project, Judicial Advisor; 
  • Florida Court Education Council, 2016-2018; 
  • Faculty member at National Judicial College, Florida's College of Advanced Judicial Studies (AJS), Florida Judicial College (Lead faculty member--Circuit Civil Fundamentals), and the Conference of Circuit Court Judges Annual Meeting (Civil Track Leader); 
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions--Contract and Business Cases, 2009-15;
  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges' Education Committee, 2010-present;
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association (President 2007-08, Board of Directors 2004-09, Bench Bar Conference Chair 1999, Jud. Relations Committee Co-Chair 2002-03, Membership Committee Chair 2002-03, Professionalism Committee 2004-11);
  • Florida Bar Civil Rules Committee, 2011-12;
  • Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism, 2008-11;
  • American Inns of Court, Palm Beach Chapter, Membership Chair 2004-05, Programming Co-Chair 2003-04;
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter, Board of Directors 2002-04.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • "Excellence in Florida Judicial Writing Award",  (Best Non-Appellate Opinion), 2015;
  • "Outstanding Jurist of the Year Award", Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court, 2014;
  • "Distinguished Jurist of the Year Award", South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2013;
  • "Jurist of the Year Award", Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2011;
  • "Leader in the Law" honoree, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2011;
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation, 2001 (recertified in 2006, 2011, and 2016);
  • South Florida Business Journal, selected as one of 25 most Influential Business Women Award winners, 2009;
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Athena Young Professional Award, finalist, 2007 and 2008;
  • South Florida Business Journal, recipient of the Up and Comer in Law Award, 2005   

OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Palm Beach County Business Mentoring Program, 2011-2013;
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, 2008-present;
  • ARC of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors, 2002-2009;
  • Potentials Charter School of the ARC of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors, 2004-2009; 

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Discovery in Other States and Countries" chapter in Business Litigation in Florida, 2016;
  • "Defining the Hourglass:  When is a Claim Under the Florida Civil Rights Act Time Barred?" 73 Fla. B. J. 68 (Dec. 1999).

 

last updated: 07/30/2017