About this lawyer, he is a member of the Florida Bar and the St Lucie County Bar Association who practices law in State and Federal Court. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. He is active in the Fort Pierce and St Lucie County community whe he served as President of the St Lucie County Bar Association, President of Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library, President of (EAA908) the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and he has served on local government committees. He also volunteers in St Lucie County's Veterans Court.
John Kevin Griffin resides in Fort Pierce is married and has 3 minor children. He is a parishoner of St Anastasia Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic school advisory council. An outspoken #Veterans advocate, he is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Kevin as he is called by family and friends is an Illinois native and the seventh of eight children raised by his Irish Catholic mother and father on the southwest side of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. He graduated from St Patricia's Catholic School in Hickory Hills and St Laurence High School. After three years of post high school employment he moved to Tennesse attended Memphis State University and graduated with a BA. Following 2 tours of sea duty as a Marine Corps officer and helicopter pilot in the 1980s he returned to Chicago attended and graduated from the DePaul College of Law.
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 he was assigned to Navy pilot training in Pensacola where he earned Naval Aviator wings. He served two tours of sea duty flying the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. After a civilian hiatus completing 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. In 1990 he became a member of the Florida Bar and began the practice of law in Pensacola, Florida. On December 1, 1990 his reserve helicopter squadron was called to active duty for flight operations in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm later to become the first Gulf War. He flew combat missions into Kuwait and was decorated with the Air Medal. He received a promotion to the rank of Major and returned to civilian life in Florida.