Jonathan Hayes Groff
With nearly three decades experience litigating Personal Injury Cases, Jonathan Groff assumes primary responsibility for the firm’s major claims litigation and trial practice. From early on, Mr. Groff is involved in the investigation, development, settlement negotiation, and when necessary, litigation of catastrophic injury and death cases; as well as complex liability claims. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and settled countless other injury claims for clients. He is an Eagle Member of The Florida Justice Association (formerly, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers); a member of The Florida Bar; the Miami-Dade County Bar Association and the Federal Bar.
PRACTICE AREAS: All aspects of Personal Injury litigation, including, Automobile Negligence; Premises Liability; Insurance Litigation; Product Liability and Wrongful Death.
RECOGNITIONS: Mr. Groff is honored to have achieved Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest rating, “AV®” “Preeminent” 5.0. Fewer than 5% of all Lawyers receive this recognition, which is “…a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” He has also been awarded a “10.0 Superb” rating from AVVO®, the national lawyer rating service’s highest rating for Experience, Industry Recognition and Professional Conduct. In 2013, Martindale-Hubbell® again recognized Mr. Groff by placement in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®.
ADMISSIONS: Admitted to: the Florida Bar, 1986; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1991 (Federal); Trial Bar of the of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1993.
PERSONAL/EDUCATION: Born: Miami, Florida, June 24, 1960; Education: University of Florida (BA 1983); University of Miami (JD 1986)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board Chair, Parks and Recreational Facilities Board, for City of Miami Beach (2010 – Present); Board Member, Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach (2007 – present); Committee Member: City of Miami Beach Evaluation Committee, for evaluation of RFP for Tennis Management Services (2013); Committee Chair: City of Miami Beach Evaluation Committee, for evaluation of RFP of Externally Hosted Web based software for Parks Department (2012); Board Member: City of Miami Beach Debarment Committee (2009 -2010)