News - January 14, 2019

Grasford Smith Appointed Vice Chair of Florida Bar Grievance Committee 15E

West Palm Beach, Florida – Jones Foster Shareholder Grasford W. Smith has been appointed Vice Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 15E for a one-year term. The Florida Bar grievance committees are made up of volunteer members, at least one-third of whom are not lawyers. Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one such committee. The grievance committee reviews complaints with much the same purpose as a grand jury. That is, the committee decides, after a case is submitted to them by bar counsel, whether there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated the professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida and whether discipline against the lawyer appears to be warranted.

Grasford concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigationintellectual property litigation, and transactional matters. He represents a diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, athletic leagues, technology companies, and a United States Congressman, in addition to a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.

Grasford is actively involved in various industry organizations, currently serving as a Board Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, President-Elect of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, and Vice-Chair of the Minority Partners in Majority Law Firms Division of the National Bar Association. He is consistently recognized by industry and peer review publications including Best Lawyers in AmericaSouth Florida Legal Guide, the Daily Business Review, and Super Lawyers.

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