Heather McGriff

Personal Injury Attorney - Jacksonville, FL
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Abraham Lincoln

About Me

As a Navy Brat, I was born in Hawaii, and lived in five other states before calling Florida home. Early on in life, I knew I wanted to be an attorney and zealously advocate on the behalf of others. As a result, I began working in law firms in Virginia, while simultaneously pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Christopher Newport University. After graduation, I moved to Jacksonville to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. During law school, I continued to work in the personal injury field; all while being involved in the law school community. I demonstrated my ability to critically analyze difficult legal questions through my roles as a brief writer and oral advocate on the nationally ranked Moot Court Honor Board. Additionally, I was a Student Ambassador, and the Pro Bono Chairman for the Student Bar Association. Moreover, I was a legal writing teaching assistant, as well as a torts teaching assistant. I earned my Juris Doctor degree in 2013, and also received a Certification in Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Drafting. After becoming licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, I aggressively practiced personal injury in Jacksonville, Florida. In my spare time, I like spending time with my family and friends, cooking, gardening, exploring the outdoors, and participating in local community events. I especially enjoy rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars. I am also an avid supporter of programs benefiting underprivileged youth.

Expertise

Education and Accolades

  • Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies and Communications from Christopher Newport University
  • Member of Florida Coastal’s Moot Court Honor Board - Ranked as the number one moot court team in the country
  • Semi-Finalist Oral Advocate of the 2013 International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law regarding a torts issue
  • Semi-Finalist Brief Writer of the 2013 E. Earle Zehmer National Moot Court Competition regarding a worker’s compensation issue
  • Interviewing and Counseling Book Award (2012)
  • Alumna of Phi Mu Fraternity