John Kevin Griffin
Is a lawyer and member of the Florida Bar and St Lucie County Bar Association. He practices law in State and Federal Courts and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. John Kevin was born and raised in the greater Chicago area in Hickory Hills, Illinois. He graduated from St Laurence High School in 1971. After three years of post high school employment he attended Memphis State University in Tennessee where he majored in policitcal science. In 1979 He received his BA (bachelor of arts degree).
In his last year at Memphis State University the Marine Corps Officer Selection Office recruited him for Naval Flight School. Upon completion of Officer Candidate School (OCS) and The Basic School (TBS) in 1980 he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in Quantico Virginia. Next he attended Naval Flight School in Pensacola. In 1982 2nd Lt JK Griffin was designated a Naval Aviator. His first fleet Marine Corps aircraft assignment was the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. After two successful tours of sea duty in the Pacific Captain JK Griffin transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) to attend law school at DePaul University College of Law. He graduated from law school in 1989.
Following law school graduation he moved to Pensacola, Florida and joined the USMC Select Reserve as a squadron pilot assigned to fly the Marine Corps Huey Combat Utility Helicopter with Marine Helicopter Squadron HML-767 Naval Air Station New Orleans, Belle Chase, Louisiana. He flew on weekends and began the practice of law on June 26, 1990. On December 1, 1990 Capain JK Griffin was called back to active duty for flight operations in Southwest Asia. On New Years Eve, Captain Griffin aboard an Air Force C-5 transport with Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron personnel landed at night in the Saudi Arabian desert near the Kuwait border. He flew missions into Kuwait and was decorated with the Air Medal. After the war he was promoted to the rank of Major and returned to Pensacola to practice of law.
Law Practice Pensacola
Initially he opened up a solo practice and maintained an office on Palafox Street. He developed an active criminal and civil trial practice. He represented people in negligence cases ranging from wrongful death to medical malpractice. Later he joined with a maritime attorney and began representing Jones Act seaman and representing aviation crash victims. He was an active member of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, the Inns of Court, the Navy Flying Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 706, and Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church, and a board member of Sacred Heart Cathedral School.
Law Practice St Lucie County Fort Pierce
Today, John Kevin practices law in Fort Pierce, Florida with 27 years of courtroom experience. He is the Past President of the St Lucie County Bar Association, Past President of Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library, Past President of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 908, and has served as a volunteer on both St Lucie County and City of Fort Pierce government committees. He also serves also as a mentor in the St Lucie County Veterans Court. He is a life member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
He resides in Fort Pierce is married and has 5 children and is a parishoner of St Anastasia Catholic Church.