Austin J. Grinder
Austin is a life-long St. Petersburg resident who graduated summa cum laude from St. Petersburg High’s International Baccalaureate program. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida and graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. While attending law school, he interned at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in the Office of Technology Management and Licensing, volunteered and worked with high school students in the Pinellas County Teen Court program, and was a semi-finalist in the American Trial Lawyers Association advocacy competition. He is currently admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and all Florida State Courts.
When he’s not involved in working up client cases, helping negotiate with the insurance companies, and assisting with trial preparations, Austin spends time volunteering with Buddy Break. This is an organization that provides care for developmentally challenged kids so their parents can have some break time from caregiving while their special needs children enjoy a variety of activities and make new friends.