Robert S. Griscti: Lawyer with Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.

Robert S. Griscti

Of Counsel
Gainesville,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Taxation
  • International Criminal Law
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Felonies
  • Expungements
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Professional Licensing
  • Professional Licensing Regulation
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Discipline
  • Attorney Discipline
  • Attorney Grievances
  • Medical Disciplinary Proceedings
  • College and University Law
  • Academic Employment
  • Student Discipline
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 352-331-9092
Fax: 352-331-6895
University Duke University, B.A., with honors, 1976
Law SchoolHolland Law Center, University of Florida, J.D., 1979
Admitted1980, Florida Bar
Memberships The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Criminal Law; Appellate Practice; Administrative Law; Trial Lawyers); United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Criminal Justice); Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.
BornFort Belvoir, Virginia, April 9, 1954

Robert Griscti is Of Counsel in Dean Mead’s Gainesville office and a member of the Litigation department. Mr. Griscti practices in cases involving corporate compliance and integrity, government investigations, white collar law, criminal defense, asset forfeiture, appeals, regulatory and administrative law, and related civil matters. He represents clients in proceedings before the Florida Bar, the Florida Board of Medicine, and other professional licensing agencies and has appeared on behalf of administrators, faculty and students in disciplinary, career, tenure, and related matters at universities, colleges and schools. He also assists clients with expungement, sealing, and record correction issues that affect employent, academic standing and professional reputation.
Mr. Griscti was admitted to practice in Florida in 1980; to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the Eleventh and Fifth U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in 1981; and in the Supreme Court of the United States in 1990. He frequently lectures in his areas of practice at academic institutions and for national, state and local bar organizations and associations.
Key Practice Areas
• Corporate Integrity and Compliance
• Government Investigations
• White Collar Defense
• Asset Forfeiture
• Tax Enforcement and Compliance
• Criminal Defense
• Appellate
• Regulatory and Administrative Law
• Professional Licensing and Discipline Representation
• Civil Litigation
• Academic and Education Law

Bar Leadership and Professional Associations
• The Florida Bar
 Chair and Vice Chair of the Federal Practice Committee
 Chair of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
 Rules of Judicial Administration Committee – Member
 Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases – Member
 Task Force on Attorney Client Privilege – Member
 Florida Supreme Court Historical Society – Member*
 Criminal Law, Appellate Practice, Administrative Law and Trial Lawyers Sections – Member*
• United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
 Lawyers Advisory Committee on Local Rules of Practice in Criminal Cases, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida – Member*
• Federal Bar Association
 President and National Delegate of the North Central Florida Chapter Board of Directors, Gainesville Area Chapter – Member
 “An Evening with Justice Clarence Thomas”, Mr. Griscti gave the introduction of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Federal Bar Association and University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL, 2010
 Eleventh Circuit Historical Society – Member*
• American Bar Association
 Criminal Justice Section – Member*
• American and Florida Bar Foundations – Fellow*
• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
 NACDL Forfeiture Abuse Task Force – Member*
 Association of Federal Defense Lawyers – Member*
• Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
 Statewide Board of Directors – Member
 FACDL Representative to Constitution Revision Commission
 Amicus curiae counsel to the Florida Supreme Court
 Legislative Review Committee (lobbyist and witness)
 Florida Bar Statewide Steering Committee to Guarantee Adequate Funding for the Judiciary – Delegate
 Statewide “Speaker’s Bureau” CLE Program – Coordinator
• Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association*
 Committee on Standards of Professional Courtesy – Member
 Professionalism Committee of the Eighth Judicial Circuit – Member
 Professionalism Committee Certificate of Appreciation of Service Award
• American Inns of Court – James C. Adkins, Jr. Chapter
 President
 Emeritus*

* (current)

• Juris Doctor: Holland Law Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1979
- Editor-in-Chief, University of Florida Law Review
• B.A. in Political Science and History: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, with honors, 1976

Bar Admissions
• Florida
• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
• U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Prior Legal Experience
• The Honorable William J. Castagna, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida,
Law Clerk (1979 – 1980)

Recognition & Awards
• Martindale Hubbell: AV Rating (1984 – present)
• Best Lawyers in America®, 1997 – present
 Government Investigations
 Criminal Defense
 White Collar
 Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year in White Collar, 2012
 Non- White Collar
• Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2004 – present)
• Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite, 2008 - present
• Florida Super Lawyers, 2008 – present
 White Collar Criminal Law
 General Criminal Law
• “Top Attorneys in Florida”, Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine, 2012 - 2013
• “Top Lawyers”, Jacksonville Magazine, 2012 – 2013
• Law Firm of Robert S. Griscti, P.A. named as a “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report, 2013-2014 (Tier 1 Ranking in 2014)
 Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar
 Criminal Defense: White Collar

Recent Speaking Engagements
• “Corporate Plea Negotiations and Sentencing”, Panelist, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Orlando, FL, May 2013

• “Fraud and Theft Guidelines”, Panelist, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Orlando, FL, May 2013

• “Professionalism Seminar”, Presenter, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, April 2013

Teaching Experience
University of Florida Levin College of Law
• Trial Advocacy, Guest Instructor, 1989 – present
• Appellate Advocacy, Guest Instructor, 1982 – 2003
• Trial Practice, Class Instructor, 1991 – 1996

University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France, Visiting Instructor. 1998 - 1999

Legal Publications
• Note, “The Brady Doctrine in Florida”, 31 U. Fla. L. Rev. 356 (1979)


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Robert S. Griscti

901 NW 57th Street
GainesvilleFL 32605


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