Jones Foster is proud to announce the addition of Jacob Z. Coates and Kelsey E. Meany to the Firm as Associates in its West Palm Beach office. Coates and Meany served as Summer Associates during Jones Foster’s 2017 Summer Associate Program, and the decision to hire both is part of the Firm’s ongoing commitment to the development of the next generation of attorneys. Coates is a member of the Firm’s Litigation group and Meany will practice in the Firm’s Real Estate group.

“Jones Foster believes in empowering our young attorneys to pursue their personal and professional goals so that they have the ability to emerge as leaders in their areas of focus,” said Theodore Kypreos, Jones Foster Board Member. “We are thrilled to have Jacob and Kelsey join the Firm full time after a successful 2017 Summer Associate Program and we are confident that they will add significant value to our Real Estate and Litigation practice groups in a rapidly evolving South Florida business climate.”  

  • Jacob Z. Coates: Coates earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, in 2018 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he served on the Florida Law Review and received several Book Awards. While at The University of Florida, Jacob was a judicial intern to the Honorable Jonathan D. Gerber of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, FL.  

  • Kelsey E. Meany: Meany earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2018 from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as the Online Editor and Executive Board Member of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and Law. While at Georgetown, Kelsey was a legal intern at National Public Radio (NPR) and The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).

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