A Law Firm With Deep Roots In The Clearwater Community
Linda Suzzanne Griffin, Esquire, the founding member of Griffin & Van Pelt, P.A., has been practicing law since 1984. Linda’s father, Harold “Hatch” Griffin, also practiced as an attorney in Clearwater for 18 years before his death in 1988 at the young age of 59. “Hatch” went to North Ward Elementary School and Clearwater High School. Linda’s grandparents, Bert and Corrie Griffin, were also some of the earliest residents of Clearwater, arriving in Clearwater in the early 1920s. Bert was the head agent at the railroad station, in what is now the heart of downtown Clearwater (the bus station). Corrie worked at Daniel’s Dress Shop on Cleveland Street, owned her own dress store and traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, and New York as a fashion buyer. Linda remembers going to Brown’s Ice Cream Shop on the cobbled Cleveland Street for ice cream and playing in the pool behind Pier 60 as a little girl.
Linda was born in Miami, grew up in Atlanta and completed her last two years at Clearwater High School where she was captain of the swim team and a member of various clubs. As you can see, the Griffin family has roots in the Clearwater community, and, thus, Linda can confidently offer her clients referrals to other respected professionals in the community.
Linda practiced as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse in Atlanta, Georgia, and Tampa, Florida, before entering law school at the University of Florida. She graduated from law school in 1983 and received her Master’s in Tax Law, (LL.M.) in 1984. Linda first worked at the firm of Fowler White Gillen Boggs in Tampa, Florida from 1984-1988 and established her firm in March 1989.
Griffin & Van Pelt, P.A., has created The Legacy Planning Navigator which provides clients with a guide to the estate planning process from planning to the trust and probate administration process with attention to detail, compassion, professionalism and excellence.
The caring employees of Griffin & Van Pelt, P.A., are Linda S. Griffin, founder and managing partner; Kit Van Pelt, Associate Attorney; Kim Hooker, Paralegal; and Heather Eady, Office Manager. We are here to listen, help and enable you to achieve your goals.