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Melanie Griffin, ’03 Finance, ’06 JD/MBA

melanie-griffin-small-cropTitle: Tampa Office Managing Shareholder
Company: Dean Mead Law Firm
Location: Tampa, FL

Melanie Griffin is the Tampa Office Managing Shareholder of the Dean Mead Law Firm, where she champions commercial litigation, intellectual property, and labor and employment issues for businesses and trust and probate litigation and agribusiness needs of prominent Florida families. In 2014, she founded Dean Mead’s Tampa Office, and, in 2015, she was elected equity shareholder.

Her leadership led to recognition as Florida’s Most Productive Young Lawyer (2009), Super Lawyers Rising Star (Business Litigation 2010-17), Florida Trend Legal Elite (Up & Comer 2010-14, Commercial Litigation 2014-17), Best Lawyer in America (Commercial Litigation 2017-18), Tampa Bay Metro Inspiring Woman in Business (2016-17), and FSU Notable Nole (2016). This year, Griffin was appointed by the Governor to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA), where she serves as policy committee chair.

Above all, Griffin’s passion is mentoring, and this year, she founded Spread Your Sunshine to empower women with the confidence to break the glass ceiling and achieve their dreams. Her success effecting positive change was celebrated through her receipt of the 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year Angie’s Award, 2017 Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s Woman of Promise Award, and 2017 FSU Inspire Award. Her mission is energizing others to spread their sunshine, allowing all to find joy and grow the best in themselves.

Griffin graduated from Florida State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and her JD/MBA in 2006.



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