Area of Practice
Marital & Family Law
B.S. Florida State Univ., 2006
J.D. Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2010
Jennifer F. Meister joined Older, Lundy & Alvarez in September 2016 as an attorney in the firm’s Marital and Family law practice group. In addition to dissolution of marriage and modification cases, Jennifer also handles dependency and termination of parental rights cases, including the complex issues that arise for licensed foster parents, relatives, and non-relative caregivers; adoptions; temporary relative custody cases; and guardian ad litem cases.
Jennifer began her legal career in 2010 as a clerk for the City Attorney of Traverse City in Michigan. In 2011, Jennifer moved to Florida and began working for the Department of Children and Families in the Children’s Legal Services division, where she prosecuted dependency and termination of parental rights cases and rose quickly to senior and supervisory roles as her passion for child advocacy grew. In 2013, Jennifer joined the Office of the Attorney General where she litigated complex cases involving dependency, termination of parental rights, domestic violence injunctions, adoption, and paternity matters. Jennifer also handled several complex termination of parental rights appeals as a senior member of the appellate team.
Jennifer graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. Jennifer is an active member of the Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa and the Family Law division of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Jennifer is also a member of the Emerging Leaders Program with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce and Working Women of Tampa Bay.
Jennifer was born and raised in Queens, New York. She currently resides in Riverview, Florida, with her husband and twin boys.