Melanie Griffin

Melanie Griffin

Melanie S. Griffin is the Tampa Office Managing Shareholder of the Dean Mead Law Firm and Founder of Spread Your Sunshine. In this position she has achieved multiple courtroom and settlement victories, including championing commercial litigation, intellectual property, and labor and employment issues for businesses and the trust and probate litigation and agribusiness needs of prominent Florida families. In 2011-12, she was President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, then the largest women lawyer’s chapter in the State that won the Chapter of the Year Award at the end of her presidency. In 2013-14, she led The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division as President of one of the nation’s largest young lawyers groups with approximately 25,000 members. In 2015, Melanie was elected a Dean Mead Equity Shareholder, after being one of the youngest attorneys in the firm’s history to receive an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell in only her fourth year of practice. She also mentors hundreds of students and young professionals and was recognized through her receipt of the 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year Angie’s Award and 2017 Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Woman of Promise Award and Florida State University Inspire Award.

Guest Appearances
June 5, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention

Melanie Griffin, chair of the Annual Convention Committee, talks about what this year’s convention will look like including technology CLEs, president showcase seminars, and networking opportunities.

June 20, 2016
2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Organizing The Event

Co-Chairs Melanie Griffin and Renée Thompson about the triumphs and challenges of organizing the 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention.

July 16, 2015
The Florida Bar Annual Convention: What’s Coming in 2016

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Melanie Griffin and Renee Thompson, co-chairs of the annual bar convention, at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. Together they discuss highlights from the conference and what to expect from the 2016 annual convention. Hint: It’s happening earlier, there’s a new venue, the presidential focus is shifting, and...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Balancing Your Career with Bar Involvement

Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson interview Liz McCausland, Melanie Griffin, and Barbara Leach about maintaining successful careers while being involved with Bar committees. The interviewees talk about mentoring young lawyers, encouraging and helping potential leaders, and expanding community service within the legal field. While all three lawyers use technology to help with time management, they...

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