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 metropolitan 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 political science. In 1979 He received his BA (bachelor of arts degree).
In his last year at Memphis State University he was recruited by the Marine Corps Officer Selection Office for pilot training. After completing 10 weeks of Officer Candidate School (OCS) he was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to the Basic School where all new Marine Corps officers including those selected from the military academies receive Marine Corps leadership training. Next was pilot training in Pensacola where 2nd Lt JK Griffin was designated a Naval Aviator. His orders sent him to the fleet assigned to fly the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. After two tours of sea duty (WestPac) and Okinawa, Japan, Captain Griffin transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and enrolled in law school at DePaul University.
After law school he volunteered for the Select Marine Corps Reserve as a squadron pilot assigned to Marine Helicopter Squadron HML-767 based at Naval Air Station New Orleans, Belle Chasse, Louisiana. On June 26, 1990 he became a member of 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 support of Desert Shield later the Gulf War. 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 he returned to civilian life to practice of law.
Law Practice Pensacola
He hung his shingle out as a solo attorney and opened his office on Palafox Street. He developed an active trial practice. Later he partnered with a seasoned maritime attorney and began representing inland river towboat crew in Jones Act maritime cases and aviation crash victims and their families. He was an active member of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, the Inns of Court, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Navy Flying Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church where he 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 served as President of the St Lucie County Bar Association, President of Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library, President of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 908, and has served on both St Lucie County and Fort Pierce government committees. He serves as a mentor in the St Lucie County Veterans Court and is a life member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
He resides in Fort Pierce is married and has 5 children. He is a parishoner of St Anastasia Catholic Church and a member of the school advisory council.