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Jay S. Grife

Consumer protection Attorney at Saint Johns, FL

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    30%

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Debt collection
    20%

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Foreclosure
    20%

    14 years, 50 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    20%

    29 years, 500 cases

  5. Personal injury
    10%

    29 years, 500 cases

I have been a lawyer for 20 years. Previously I was a podiatric surgeon then elected to attend UF law school. In addition I was an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University and University of North Florida. At this stage in my varied careers, I volunteer extensively at legal aid defending consumers against all types of debt and collection issues including credit card lawsuits, foreclosure, homeowner's association tactics, credit reporting errors, repossessions, garnishments etc.

 

In addition, I continue to consult with other lawyers as to medical malpractice cases. I have been involved in podiatry malpractice cases throughout the U.S. during my 20 year legal career.

Location

Jay S. Grife
450 State Road 13 Ste 106
# 316
Saint Johns, FL, 32259-3863

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by Cara | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Job!
I would highly recommend Jay to anyone! Jay is an intelligent, compassionate person. Jay handled my case in a timely fashion with intelligenence and compassion. He was always available to answer any questions . Jay will stick by your side and get the job done! I would not hesitate to recommend him or hire him again if needed.
Posted by Eileen | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay Grife
Jay Grife is as present my attorney representing me in foreclosure litigation. He has done an excellent job and continues to do so. He has been hired to represent my interests in all matters.
Response from Jay Grife August 25, 2015
Thanks so much. I plan to keep doing the same.
Posted by Kim | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldnt have asked for a better Attorney!
I hired Mr. Grife to help me with my foreclosure since I couldnt seem to get through to the bank by myself and the whole thing scared and confused me. Mr Grife was very successful for me in not only communicating with the bank but also communicating with me regarding his dealings with the bank and making sure that I understood everything that was happening. He was very easy to speak with and his knowledge of the situation made me feel at ease knowing I was in good hands with him handling my case. In the end a settlement was reached that I couldnt have been more happy with given the situation. Best decision I ever made was hiring him.
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Response from Jay Grife August 25, 2015
Thanks. I am glad we succeeded for you and the family.
Posted by Joan | August 23, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don't hesitate to retain Jay Grife.
Consulted with Mr. Grife and found him to be professional, knowledgeable, forthcoming and exceptionally helpful in guiding me regarding my issues. Would not hesitate to hire him should the need present itself.
Posted by Mareda | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Big help
I hired Jay Grife to help me with a personal matter. He was fast to respond and handled the situation very well. I would highly recommend Mr. Grife for a lawyer and would use him again.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Collection Assistance
A physician that I used incorrectly billed me for co-pays that my insurance company should have covered. About thirty days after the incorrect billing, I received threatening notices from a Collection Agency that if I did not pay the balances Collection Proceedings were to begin. Not wanting to see my credit score or worthiness suffer to the point that my ability to secure a credit card or loan would possibly be in jeopardy, I contacted Attorney Grife. Attorney Grife knew the exact letter and legal precedents to cite and requested the Collection Agency either prove the debt was legally owed by me or drop the proceedings. Needless to say that as result of Attorney Grife's interaction, the proceedings were dropped and any negative impact on my credit rating was removed. I highly recommend utilizing Attorney Grife to resolve any type of legal issues. Thank you Attorney Grife.
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Posted by Eileen | August 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
Jay is very smart and well read. He listens to what you are saying. Every time I have used him, we have come out on top. He is very resourceful and persuasive. I highly recommend him.
Response from Jay Grife August 25, 2015
Thanks. We try hard to help and your cases were a happy experience as to teaching collection companies a lesson.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality lawyer and great representation!
I highly recommend Jay Grife if you are in need of a medical malpractice lawyer. He is very professional, extremely hardworking and takes his clients needs very seriously. He was especially helpful to me in regard to some foot problems I was having and I would use him again should the need arise
Posted by Phyllis | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
If you want someone that truly has your back...work with Mr. Grife. I had a terrible experience with aftermath of a surgery and was having issues dealing with the surgeon. He really helped take care of my problems without unnecessary court time.
Posted by Nina | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal counsel ever!
I have had a lot of opportunity to work with lawyers over the years. I have never worked with any legal counsel that has been more efficient, had more integrity and more compassion than Jay S. Grife! I do not like to write with expletives but in this case there is no other option.
Posted by William | August 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Satisfaction
I have nothing but the highest accolades and praise for Attorney Grife. Attorney Grife displayed professionalism and the highest degree of legal knowledge in my opinion, by negotiating and reducing a $4,000 overcharge from a hospital invoice to a $1,000 settlement. My wife and I were extremely dissatisfied with the hospital and did not know where to turn to for help until we heard about and thank Attorney Grife for achieving this more than acceptable settlement. I highly recommend Attorney Grife to help others with any legal issues they may have. William
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Posted by michael | August 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Collection
Mr. Grife not only stopped the harassment, but made them stop ruining my credit report. They were trying to collect money that they weren't entitled to and he knew just how to make them stop.
Posted by Mike | August 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did a wonderful, professional and thorough job
Mr. Grife did a thorough professional job. He was kind and understanding. He was able to figure out what was the best way to attack my problem and to formulate a well executed plan of action. He was relentless in pursuing the course of action we agreed on. He was able to demonstrate a great knowledge of the law and was quick to get all the necessary papers and documents in order. Because of the decisive action which Mr. Grife took my case was successfully concluded. One of the most important things I found about Mr. Grife was that he seemed to show a true feeling of empathy. He was genuine and I found myself fully trusting his work and opinion. He was also very fast to return calls which was a major positive. I would highly recommend Jay Grife for any legal issues that are within his area of expertise.
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Posted by Tawnya | August 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great person
I am in the process of trying to collect two judgment awards in civil cases here in central fl. I have gone as far as I could go on my own in order to collect the debts. I sought out legal advise online and came across this site "Avvo". I wrote out my problem and received responses from several lawyers. Most of which told me that my cases were not worth pursuing and basically I should get a life. Attorney Mark Theodore Tischhauser has referred to me as a "starry eyed lay person who rely upon the courts to resolve their disputes........." I also posted a thank you response and Mr. Tischhauser's reply was as quote "Being thankful or gracious does little to overcome the often poor financial and legal decision making fueled by stubborn determination and the emotion of a self determined righteous cause." He also stated that a lawyer knows whether it's worth it or not to pursue a judgment. Was this supposed to be helpful or was I reprimanded for my inquiry? I was under the impression that this is the purpose of 'Avvo'. Seeking legal advice and possibly hiring a lawyer. Mind you, I never mentioned the amounts of the judgments or if I sued a person or a business. I basically said that I won judgments in civil matters, filed some motions that were denied and need advise on how to pursue. Out of the different responses that I received only one was on the positive note. Jay Grife was the only attorney that had an encouraging response. He is the only one who has taken the time to guide me in suggesting alternative options. I was beginning to feel that obtaining my judgments are hopeless. Since my income is low I have been trying to file all motions on my own to no avail. I just need a little guidance on what my next best options are. Mr. Grife made me feel that there is still hope. He didn't ridicule or belittle me in any way. He has made me feel that my cases are just as important as any other. I was at my wits end, but after speaking personally with him, he has made me feel more confident then ever before. His impression on me is that he work from the heart. Not just the almighty dollar. He really cares and treat people with dignity and the utmost respect Compared to other attorneys who has acknowledged my posts, he is the tops. In all of my years as a consumer I have never been inspired enough by anyone to actually sit down and write a review about them. That is how much I have been impressed by Attorney Jay S. Grife's professionalism. If you are looking for a lawyer who view you as a person, not just a dollar sign, Jay S. Grife is the attorney for you. He is smart, witty and thorough. He can and will get the job done. I will follow up my review at a later date with the outcome.
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Response from Jay Grife September 9, 2015
Your comments are truly kind and most generous. I hope I can live up to 1/2 of those.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
unsatisfied client
he was my lawyer for 5 years for a medical malpractice lawsuit started out great than after 3 years could not get much done from him he kept stating good case to go to trial to win then things changed did not get much info from him on case slowing started to dwindle drag me out 5 years and than informed me about if we loose what it would cost me never talked about this because he keep saying going to trial because my lawsuit against doctor looked great had a great trail lawyer and drs lawyer was I admit was tough but keep telling me good case to go to trial well than sudden he reminder me about cost of loosing which than scared me and I dropped case would never give explanation on why not going to trial just keep saying what the cost would be if we lost so I gave up. to scared to proceed after all these years I now was not going to trial and would never see any compensation for me against the dr who screwed my foot up so I do not recommend anybody proceed with grife law firm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Pro bono 75 %
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Grife Law Office
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Office
  • 1995 - 2014
  • Department Chief
  • Methodist Hospital
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Physician and Surgeon
  • Ankle and Foot Clinics
  • 1975 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Florida
  • Master of History - Legal
  • 1997
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Jacksonville University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Ohio College of PM
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1974
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Settlement for Plaintiff Client
  • Foreclosure defense
  • Case was dismissed by Court

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Florida Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Memeber
  • 1998 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Most Hours Volunteer
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2014
  • Top Graduate - 4.0 GPA
  • Jacksonville University
  • 1991

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Superstars Online
  • Podiatry Malpractice
  • 2014
  • Residency Seminar
  • Podiatry Malpractice
  • 2014
  • Annual Conventions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (21)
Endorse Jay
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give my highest endorsement to Mr. Grife. Mr. Grife is not only one of the best attorneys I know, he is one of the best people I know. Mr. Grife's dedication to his clients is unparalleled and without exception he always does right by his clients, sometimes to his own detriment. Mr. Grife is a tireless advocate for those less fortunate and he dedicates hundreds of hours every year to helping indigent citizens who would not be able to obtain legal representation otherwise. On top of all that, Mr. Grife is a retired podiatric surgeon. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in medical malpractice in the area of podiatry. Quite simply, Mr. Grife is the best in the business."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Grife is an excellent attorney. As a former doctor, Dr. Grife has unparalleled expertise in analyzing medical malpractice claims. On top of that, he is accessible and courteous to his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Grife's legal abilities."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Dr. Grife without reservation. I have only been involved in cases against him and he demonstrated the utmost professionalism, preparation, and genuine concern for his clients. I try to follow his lead now that I represent injured persons as well. The fact that he is also a doctor will be a tremendous asset to anyone who seeks his assistance on cases with medical issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a dedicated attorney anyone should be proud to have represent them."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have enjoyed the great pleasure of working with Mr. Grife for many years in collection matters. He is bar-none, one of the finest attorneys that I have worked with, as he is well versed in his practice areas, always prepared and most importantly, extremely effective for his clients."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He is compassionate, smart and hard working attorney that is always striving for justice in any situation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from the quality and extent of Jay's discussions in this forum that he is dedicated to providing the best possible legal representation for his clients. If you have a legal claim in his jurisdiction you should make a consultation with his office. He will be straight-forward with you regarding the likelihood of success on your claim."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Grife. He is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive advocate for his clients. His understanding of the medical issues involved in cases is superb."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an accomplished and talented personal injury litigator. I have been a colleague of his for many years and I value the advice he has given me during that time. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Grife is one of the most passionate attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing. No matter the case or the client, Mr. Grife always strives to make sure his clients and their rights are protected. I highly endorse Mr. Grife."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Grife for many years and know him to be one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the field of malpractice generally and podiatric malpractice specifically. I highly endorse Jay S. Grife."
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