Attorney, Sabarish P. Neelakanta (“Sab”), is the Owner and Principal at SPN Law, LLC. An experienced trial attorney, Sab has conducted over fifty jury and bench trials in the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Law, and has argued appeals before the Florida Supreme Court and the Fourth District Court of Appeals. A member of The Florida Bar, he is admitted to practice in all Florida courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Sab was also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and was sworn in at a ceremony conducted by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. in Washington, D.C.
In the area of criminal defense, Sab has counseled hundreds of defendants facing substantial prison sentences for charges ranging from burglary, sexual battery, drug offenses and other violent crimes including homicide. He has served as lead trial counsel on numerous misdemeanor, felony, juvenile delinquency, and appellate cases. Moreover, as a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Sab has also tried contested and high-asset dissolution matters – involving issues such as pre-marital agreements, child custody, child support, alimony, division of marital property, and termination of parental rights – before judges throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Sab has focused much of his continuing legal education on ethics and professionalism in law and serves on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion for the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and on the Board of Trustees for the Craig S. Barnard, American Inns of Court LIV. Beyond his involvement with other attorneys, Sab is actively involved in the South Florida community and volunteers for several fundraisers and charitable events each year, and serves on the Board of Directors to Club 100 Charities – a local non-profit organization that works to develop programs and fund projects for the community’s elderly, and disadvantaged youths.
In 2012, Sab was recognized as an “Up and Comer” in the Florida Legal Elite (Florida Trend Magazine) – only 2% of the over 67,000 active Florida Bar attorneys are recognized with this distinction.
Sab lives in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and daughter.