Meenu Sasser

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 (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).