Title: Retired Lawyer
Company: Southern Municipal Corporation, Carleton L. Weidemeyer, P.A. Law Office
Location: Clearwater, Florida, United States
Carleton Lloyd Weidemeyer, Retired Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Law.
Now retired from active legal work, Mr. Weidemeyer remains the president of his private practice, and until 2015 was the president of the Southern Municipal Corporation. He has practiced in varied areas of legal application, from appellate law to estate planning, and worked from 1968 to 1982 as a partner of Wightman, Weidemeyer, Jones, Turnbull, and Cobb in Clearwater. Today, Mr. Weidemeyer has more time for his many interests, including genealogy, history, and music. He is a contributor to the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, a presiding justice of the Largo Elks Club BPOE, and was named 2014 to 2015 Shipmate of the Year by the Fleet Reserve in Annapolis, Maryland.
Born in Hebbville, Maryland, Mr. Weidemeyer served with the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954 before studying political science at the University of Maryland, earning a BA in 1958. He completed a JD in 1961 from Stetson University, and joined the Second District Court of Appeal in the Florida court system as a research assistant. In 1965, he became a partner of Kalle and Weidemeyer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and from 1966 to 1969 he served as an assistant public defender with the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He returned to the role in 1981 before starting his own private practice in 1982. Mr. Weidemeyer also became known as an arbitrator in entertainment claims, a lecturer in estate planning, and a director of two banks in Florida for some years.
Mr. Weidemeyer is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. He served the international law committee of the American Federation of Musicians from 1977 to 1980, and received a slew of awards, notably a 2005 President’s Award from the Lighthouse of the Pinellas and a 1991 Sertoma Centurian Award from the Florida Sheriffs Association. Mr. Weidemeyer has also served as a trustee of Francis G. Prasse Memorial Scholarship Trust and the Jeanne Pisano Memorial Trust, and is a contributor to numerous genealogical societies, including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the American Legion. He was honored with inclusion in the honor societies Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Phi, and Kappa Kappa Psi, though he has sought memberships with societies as diverse as the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society and the Hurricane Hunters, Inc.
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