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John T. Griffin is board certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Elder Law.  Mr. Griffin is a partner in the law firm of Griffin & Griffin.   Mr. Griffin practices in the area of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, VA Benefits, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, Elder Law Litigation and Special Needs Planning.


Mr. Griffin is licensed to practice law in Florida.  Mr. Griffin’s professional associations include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Association of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA), the Florida Bar Elder Law Section, the Florida State Guardianship Association (FSGA), the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Sarasota County Bar Guardianship Subcommittee.


Mr. Griffin is currently serving as Chairman of the Nursing Home Resident’s Rights Special Committee for the Elder Law Section (ELS) of The Florida Bar.  Mr. Griffin has served as an Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) Area Representative for the Sarasota region and as the 2007-2008 Chairman of the Sarasota County Bar Guardianship Sub-committee.  Mr. Griffin is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association Estate Planning Section Planning Committee.  Mr. Griffin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the area American Cancer Society.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 20%
  2. Social Security: 10%
  3. Power Of Attorney: 10%
  4. Probate: 10%
  5. Other: 50%
  6. More 



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Gerald F. O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer. John is an attorney of the highest caliber. Impeccable ethics and superior legal knowledge.


    Gerald O'Brien Guardianship Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Tad Hankin

    John is very knowledgeable on matters involving Elder Law. I often refer clients to him and he consistently provides excellent service and works hard for his clients. I highly endorse this attorney.


    Michael Hankin Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Griffin & Griffin

7077 S Tamiami Trl.
Sarasota, FL, 34231


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Elder LawThe Florida Bar2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGriffin & Griffin2009 - Present
PartnerWiesner & Griffin2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida Bar Elder Law SectionResident Rights Committee Chair2009 - Present
The Florida Bar Elder Law SectionPublic Benefits Seminar Co-Chair2009 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionChair of the Guardianship Section 2007-20082007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2003 - Present
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysN/A2003 - Present
Florida BarN/A2003 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionN/A2003 - Present
The Florida Bar Elder Law SectionN/A2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Elder Law AdvocateAsk not what your client can do for you...2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2010 Florida State Guardianship Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual ConferenceUnderstanding the Probate Process2010