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) and attended law school at DePaul University. He graduated from DePaul law school in 1989.
After law school he moved to Pensacola, Florida and joined the USMC Select Reserve. He was a squadron pilot assigned to Marine Helicopter Squadron HML-767 located at Naval Air Station New Orleans, Belle Chase, Louisiana. On June 26, 1990 he joined the Florida Bar and began the practice of law. On December 1, 1990 Capt JK Griffin was called to active duty for flight operations in Kuwait Southwest Asia. On New Years Eve, aboard an Air Force C-5 jet transport filled with Marines and several Huey Gunships he landed in the black of night in the Saudi Arabian desert at Al Jabayl near the Kuwait border. Capt JK Griffin 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 and the practice of law.
Law Practice Pensacola
Initially he opened up a solo practice and maintained an office on Palafox Street. He developed an active trial practice. He represented people injured through negligence. Later he partnered with a maritime attorney and began representing towboat crew in Jones Act maritime cases and 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, and Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church. He also served as 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 as a mentor in the St Lucie County Veterans Court. He is a life member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
He resides in Fort Pierce is married and has 5 children and is a parishoner of St Anastasia Catholic Church.