Tony Griffith



Tony Griffith is a native Floridian born in Jacksonville, and raised in Melbourne Beach, Florida.  He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from Florida State University in 1983 and was selected to the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honorary. He also was the President of Theta Chi Fraternity and served as the President of the FSU Chapter of Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society.  In addition, he was selected for FSU ’s Gold Key Honorary Society and Order of the Omega. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 1986, with Honors. He was also on the Board of the FSU Law Review and was selected to serve as an Article and Notes Editor.

Mr. Griffith was the recipient of the Clearwater Bar Association Ralph Richards Award for professional excellence and previously served on the CBA Board of Directors. The Barney Masterson Inn of Court for Pinellas and Pasco Counties also gave him the 2018 award for professionalism, ethics, civility and legal excellence known as “The Barney”.  He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Top Trial Lawyers in America, a national organization recognizing trial lawyers who have received jury awards in excess of one million dollars. He has been named as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has also been named as one of Florida's "Super Lawyers" by Super Lawyer Magazine and has been selected by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's "Legal Elite". Mr. Griffith has achieved an AV rating, the highest possible, by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, for preeminence in legal abilities and ethical standards. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association and Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers among other associations.
He was previously in Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pinellas County, a former President of Pinellas Habitat for Humanity and is currently on the board of Springs of Hope Kenya, a Christian orphanage. He has enjoyed coaching and youth ministry as well as the joy of raising 4 daughters with his wife of over 25 years.

Representative Experience

  • Tanney, Griffith & Bresler, P.A., Partner (1994 - present)
  • Mr. Griffith represents only injured persons and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. His areas of practice involve primarily motor vehicle accident and motorcycle accident cases, as well as premises liability, slip and fall and trip and fall cases, and dog bite cases.
  • Mr. Griffith has obtained numerous six and seven figure results for his clients through either settlements, judgments or verdicts. Mr. Griffith has represented injured persons in state court throughout Florida. He has also represented injured persons on appeal in state appellate courts throughout Florida. He has appeared, argued, and won before the Florida Supreme Court, establishing new law favorable to all people involved in motor vehicle collisions in Florida.

  • Fowler, White Law Firm, Partner (1986 - 1994)
  • Represented various insurance company clients defending personal injury claims.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Griffith is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Less than 3% of Florida Bar members are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Less than 1% of Florida Bar members are Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

  • The Florida Bar
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Auto & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida