Linda Suzzanne Griffin

  • Attorney_Bio_LindaFellow- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Florida Bar Board Certified- Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Florida Bar Board Certified- Tax
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2011-2013- Super Lawyers, a publication of Thompson Reuters
  • Top 50 Woman Super Lawyers 2011-2013- Super Lawyers, a publication of Thompson Reuters
  • Admitted
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States District Court- Middle District of Florida
  • University of Florida Law School- 1983
    • Order of the Coif (top 10% of law school graduates)
    • Senior Tax Editor- Florida Law Review
    • Graduated with Honors
  • University of Florida Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.)
  • Certified Public Accountant- Florida
  • Florida Bar
    • Served 4 terms on 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and Chair of the Committee from 2005-2006 and 2012-2013
    • Member Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
      • Trust & Estate Tax Planning Committee
      • IRA Committee- co-Chair 2010-2013; Vice-Chair 2005-2010
      • Executive Council
    • Probate Rules Committee- reports directly to the Florida Supreme Court- Chair 2007-2008; Vice- Chair 2006-2007
    • Member Tax Section
    • Tax Certification Committee- 2008-2013
  • Clearwater Bar
    • Former chairperson of Federal Tax Committee
    • Member Real Property Probate & Trust Law Committee
    • Former Member Board of Directors
    • Former Member Young Lawyers Board of Directors
  • Pinellas County Estate Planning Council
    • Former Member Board of Directors
    • Former President, Secretary and Vice President
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall
    • Member Board of Directors
    • Former Secretary- Executive Committee
    • Planned Giving Committee- Chair 2010-2013
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
    • Member- Volunteer- Marine Mammal, Stranding and Dive Team
  • Articles
    • “Navigating The Minefield of Settlements: A Primer on Tax Issues for the Probate and Trust Litigator” December 2010, Florida Bar Journal
    • “The Robertson Case: A Beneficiary by Any Other Name is Still a Beneficiary,” April 2010, Florida Bar Journal, co-author.
    • “Views From a Former Member of a Grievance Committee: Hot Buttons For the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Attorney,” October 2008, Florida Bar Journal
    • “Accountings,” Chapter 12, Practice Under Florida Probate Code, Fifth Edition, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Book, co-author.
    • “A Practical Discussion on Advising the Lottery Winner,” April 1998, Florida Bar Journal
    • “Florida State Lottery Tax and Estate Planning Issues,” January 1996, Florida Bar Journal, co-author.
    • “Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988,” The Practical Tax Lawyer, co-author.
    • “Tax Tips and More,” Res Ipsa Loquitor– a Clearwater Bar Association bi-monthly publication.
  • Teaching
    • Adjunct Professor- University of South Florida, Master of Taxation Program (1991)
    • St. Petersburg Junior College- Probate paralegals (1996)
    • St. Petersburg College – Estate Planning & Administration (2015)
  • University of Florida Law School – 1983
    • Order of the Coif (top 10% of law school graduates)
    • Senior Tax Editor – Florida Law Review
    • Graduated with Honors
  • University of Florida Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.)
  • Inactive Certified Public Accountant – Florida 2016 (Active 1978-2015)

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