Shirin M. Vesely concentrates her practice in business litigation, personal injury law, wrongful death, nursing malpractice, legal malpractice, and employment litigation.  She is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator.

Representative Matters

  • Represents tax planning and investment services entity relating to violations of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements
  • Defended sports organization against damage claims based on alleged trade secret violations, breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Represented an investment group with negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims against an attorney and manager
  • Represented patients and residents in negligence claims against hospitals and nursing homes
  • Represented seriously injured persons against product manufacturers, insurance companies, and other entities/persons.
  • Defends a nursing home management company  in relation to contract disputes with other companies
  • Represents a company in an action against a member of an affiliated entity relating to alleged ownership rights
  • Represented a dietary and health supplement manufacturer against damage claims based on alleged violations of non-compete and trade secret violations
  • Represents physicians’ groups against subpoenas and depositions that seek confidential and proprietary information
  • Represents large real estate developer regarding various construction claims
  • Represents a financial group against tortious interference claims by a prior employer of a sales representative
  • Defended a law firm against legal malpractice claims
  • Represented former clients of law firms in legal malpractice claims against law firms

Honors and Distinctions

  • Tampa Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2024
  • Florida Super Lawyers, PI General Plaintiff, 2022-2023
  • AV® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Commercial Litigation; Labor & Employment Litigation, 2021-2024
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2018-2022
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court Award
    • The Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award, 2020 – Awarded to a lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism in the practice of law.
    • The Barney Award, 2015 – Awarded to a lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, civility and legal excellence in the practice of law.

Professional Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyer Section
    • Executive Council Member, 2020-2021
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member
    • Chairperson Trial Practice Section: 2003-2005, 2013-2017
    • Executive Committee Member: 2004-2006, 2013-2016
  • St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
  • Clearwater Bar Foundation, Trustee 2022-2023
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law, Trial Practice, 2016, 2020
  • ATLA Trial Team Coach, Stetson University, 1996-1997
  • ABA Trial Team Coach, Stetson University, 1997-1998

Thought Leadership

  • “The Great Debate: 10 Controversial Mediation Related Topics,” Moderator, Clearwater Bar Association, October 2022