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Vanessa Merassaint

Vanessa Merassaint

Senior Counsel

Vanessa Merassaint defends clients in premises liability and product liability litigation. Vanessa has extensive experience drafting legal memoranda and dispositive motions as well as discovery requests and responses. She has drafted pleadings and discovery motions, as well as motions to strike, for summary judgment, for sanctions, and to dismiss.  She has also argued motions to strike and motions to dismiss and conducted and defended depositions.

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Vanessa advised clients in the defense of premises liability and negligent security claims as well as claims arising from motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury matters.

In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys learning about other cultures and has become a fan of Korean film and television dramas. She also enjoys skydiving and reading.

Vanessa is a native speaker of English and Haitian Creole.


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2014

    cum laude

    Dean’s Scholar

    Recipient of Governor’s Scholarship

    Staff Editor, Florida Coastal Law Review

    Caribbean Law Student Association, President, 2013-2014

    Black Law Student Association

  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 2011

    Major: Political Science

    Minor: Middle Eastern Studies

    President’s Honor Roll, 2010

    Bright Futures Scholarship

    Academic Enrichment Scholarship



  • Haitian Creole

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