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John Grant has been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area since 1968. His practice has focused on business law, real property and estate planning and administration. In addition to being in private practice, he was formerly an assistant professor of business law at the University of South Florida College of Business and has also served on the faculty of the University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College, and served as an instructor for the United States Peace Corps. He currently serves on the faculty of Taylor University teaching law and criminal justice. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
He graduated from USF with a BA degree in political science, where he was an honor student and subsequently named as a distinguished alumnus. He received an MS degree in government from FSU and graduated with a juris doctor degree from Stetson College of Law, where he was a Dana Scholar and placed number one in appellate court competition. He also has been awarded two honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.
His firm,Tampa Estate Planners specializes in estate planning, trust and probate administration, mediation and elder law.
In his public service, he was appointed to the Graduate Fellow Board in the United States Department of Education by President Ronald Reagan. He currently serves on the Florida Commission on Ethics. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, and subsequently elected to the Florida Senate, where he chaired the Senate Committee on Education.
Governor Jeb Bush appointed him to serve as Executive Director of the Office of Statewide Public Guardianship, where he oversaw the statewide program for providing guardianship services for Florida’s indigent citizens. For his work on behalf of the elderly and disabled, he was named to the National Senior Citizen Hall of Fame and has been recognized as one of the top Legislators in America for mental health issues. He was named to Who’s Who in America.
In his local church, Idlewild Baptist, he is an ordained deacon and Bible fellowship teacher. He served on the board of The American Bible Society and was chairman of the America’s Board of the United Bible Societies. He is a Life Trustee of Asbury Theological Seminary, where he served as a trustee for twenty-five years and chaired the Development Committee.