Melanie S. Griffin - Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.

Melanie S. Griffin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017

Melanie S. Griffin is the Managing Shareholder of the Tampa office. She practices in Dean Mead’s Litigation department, representing clients locally in Tampa and Orlando, statewide throughout Florida, throughout the southeast, and beyond. She primarily advises and represents businesses of all sizes and types in commercial disputes and litigation, ranging from simple breach of contract actions to complex commercial cases involving intellectual property issues, real estate actions, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, tortious interference with contracts and business relationships, and substantive employment law issues such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation. She also represents individuals and entities in trust and estate litigation, having handled several multi-million dollar trust litigation disputes for prominent Florida families.


Ms. Griffin has extensive motion practice and courtroom experience, representing clients in both state and federal courts, and most recently completing a weeklong trial involving a landowner’s water permitting rights before Florida’s Division of Administrative Hearings.  She is well known for her excellent written and oral communication skills, professionalism, immediate attention to client matters, and keeping clients well-informed regarding the status of their case. She is one of the youngest attorneys in the firm’s history to receive an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell in only her fourth year of practice.

Additional Information

Key Practice Areas
  • Business Torts

  • Collection

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Employment Litigation

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Landlord/Tenant Matters

  • Non-Compete Agreements

  • Probate Litigation

  • Quiet Title Actions

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Trade Name Litigation

  • Trade Secrets

  • Trust Litigation

  • Unfair Competition

Florida State UniversityBSBA 2003Florida State University College of LawJ.D. 2006
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers DivisionThe Florida Bar Leadership Academy CommitteeCentral Florida Association for Women LawyersHillsborough County Bar AssociationHillsborough Association for Women LawyersOrange County Bar Association - Young Lawyers SectionOrange County Bar Association - Young Lawyers SectionAmerican Bar AssociationFlorida Association for Women LawyersFlorida A&M College of Law Board of VisitorsFlorida Bar FoundationGreater Tampa Chamber of CommerceOrange County Regional History Center Young Professionals Advisory BoardCity of Orlando Civil Service BoardCitrus Civitan Club Florida Supreme Court Historical SocietyFrameworks of Tampa BayPoynter Institute Community Outreach BoardSeminole TorchbearersUniversity of South Florida Women in Leadership & PhilanthropyALS Association's Orlando Walk to Defeat ALS CommitteeSteven G. Gey Foundation (Inaugural Board of Directors)Junior League of Greater Orlando

Office Location

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Female