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Featured Speaker

Melanie Griffin is a Business Litigation and Employment Law Attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick who is a Past President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the President-Elect of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL). She has been recognized by Super Lawyers the past 11 consecutive years, Legal Elite for 10 years, and Best Lawyers in America the past 5 consecutive years. As a result of her leadership, she has received numerous accolades and awards, including The Florida Bar Most Productive Young Lawyer Award, Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year Angie Joseph Excellence in Mentorship Award, The Florida Bar YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award, The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section Mentor of the Year Award, and the Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association Service Award.

In 2017, she founded Spread Your Sunshine to effect positive change through mentorship and building confidence in others. An inspirational speaker in high demand, Melanie appears on national and international stages, including for Fortune 500 companies, one of The Big Four, the ALFA International Client Seminar, the US/Canada KNOW Women Summit, Women Empower X Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the American Bar Association, the National Court Reporters Association, the New York Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Paralegal Association of Florida. She is excited to join us today for our Women’s History Month Event.



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