Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq., PLLC
A Florida native, Jennifer Meksraitis was born in Sarasota and raised in Tampa. Her mother, Martha, who was born in Cuba, taught her the importance of retaining her heritage and ensured she spoke Spanish fluently. Her father, Michael, has practiced law in the Central Florida area for over 35 years. He taught her what it means to be an effective advocate for clients.
Shortly after graduating from H.B. Plant High School, Jennifer attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics. From there, she went on to work for Allstate as an Account Manager in Atlanta. After a few years of working for a corporation, she knew that her true calling lay in the practice of law.
In 2006, she graduated from Stetson University College of Law with her Juris Doctorate and worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the 15th Judicial Circuit in West Palm Beach, FL. She spent three invaluable years at the Office of the Public Defender and tried many jury and non-jury cases. Jennifer, however, was drawn back to her hometown. She left the Public Defender’s Office and came back to Tampa to open up the office of Jennifer Meksraitis, PLLC Attorney at Law.
Jennifer is licensed to practice law in Florida and North Carolina and is a member of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Justice Association. She is also licensed in the Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the Colorado Federal District Court.
Advocating for your legal rights, Jennifer thoughtfully and tirelessly maintains the highest ethical standards. To get to know Jennifer Meksraitis and learn how she will fight for your unique case, call 813-600-3197 or contact her directly via email.
Nick Schwartz, Esq., Associate Attorney
Originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Nick Schwartz is an associate attorney at Jennifer Meksraitis, PLLC. From a young age, Nick’s parents instilled in him the idea that diligent preparation is key to success.
After graduating with honors from Penn State, he continued his education at Penn State Law where he graduated with his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he served as the Managing Editor of Student Work on the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs. Nick worked as a law clerk at a private DUI and criminal defense firm in Harrisburg, PA and became a certified legal intern in the Penn State Family Law Clinic. He worked as a congressional intern and a judicial intern for two president judges in two different Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas. After this, Nick moved to Tampa, FL where he received his license to practice law in Florida.
Nick understands that attention to detail is very important and the positive impact it can have on the outcome of a case. Primarily focusing on research, he makes sure that every aspect of a case is thoroughly examined and ready before going to court. Joining the firm in 2017, he has experience working with Jennifer on a variety of cases. Nick will speak with clients and meet with clients with Jennifer to make sure he as all the information he needs for their case to be successful. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing ice hockey, traveling, and spending time with his family, friends, and fiancée.
Devoted to fighting for your rights and making sure a case is thoroughly prepared for court, Nick takes an active role to make sure he does everything he can to help your case. Contact Nick Schwartz to see how he can benefit your unique case, call (813) 600-3197 or contact him directly via email.