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Adam D. Griffin

Adam D. Griffin

Associate
Direct Dial: (813) 397-2849
Fax: (813) 229-3502
agiffin@mpdlegal.com
Office Location: Tampa

Overview
Professional Involvement
Publications & Speaking

A Tampa native, Adam Griffin joined the firm in 2013 and devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation, including business, construction, and surety disputes in state and federal courts.

Adam joined the firm after finishing a two-year federal clerkship with United States District Judge Steven D. Merryday in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida. Through the clerkship, Adam developed both a broad familiarity with Florida and federal substantive law, from construction defects to corporate governance, and a useful acumen in federal procedural law, from the federal rules to Article III jurisdiction.

Before turning to a career in law, Adam served as a project engineer for an international construction company, where he managed several pieces of a multi-million-dollar commercial construction project and acquired technical knowledge valuable to his practice. A LEED Accredited Professional, Adam graduated with a degree in building construction from The University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Suretyship

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • The University of Florida, Levin College of Law; J.D., 2011, Order of the Coif; magna cum laude
    • Research Editor, Florida Law Review

  • The University of Florida, Rinker School of Building Construction, B.S. Building Construction, 2006, cum laude

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
    • Litigation Section
    • Forum on the Construction Industry

  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section

  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Construction Law Section

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

Selected Honors & Recognitions

  • LEED AP, United States Green Building Council
  • UF Law's Darrey A. Davis Memorial Scholarship
  • UF Law's Irving Cypen Scholastic Achievement Award

Selected Publications

  • The Federal Sentencing Guidelines’ Abuse of Trust Enhancement: An Argument for the Professional Discretion Approach, 63 FLA. L. REV. 457 (2011).