Zachary Grimland focuses his practice in the areas of business and intellectual property litigation. He has wide-ranging experience in handling various complex commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract, business torts (including fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and other issues involving corporate governance, tortious interference with contract and business relations), copyright and trademark infringement, defamation, unfair competition and real estate-related claims.
Before joining Grimland Law, PLLC, Mr. Grimland practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation at an Am Law 200 law firm in Tampa.
Mr. Grimland also held staff attorney positions in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, including for
- the Honorable Herbert Baumann, Jr. (Complex Business Litigation, General Civil, Division L);
- Honorable James M. Barton, II (General Civil, Division C and General Civil, Tobacco Division Y);
- Honorable Charles E. “Ed” Bergmann (General Civil, Division F);
- Honorable Sam D. Pendino (General Civil, Division A);
- Honorable James D. Arnold (General Civil, Division J); and
- Honorable Richard A. Neilsen (General Civil, Complex Business Litigation Division).
From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Grimland served as an assistant to the co-chairs of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professional Committee.
Mr. Grimland received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Grimland was a federal judicial intern to the Honorable Thomas B. McCoun, III, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Grimland also was selected by the Florida Supreme Court to participate in the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students. Additionally, he served as a Center Fellow at Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy, and took second place in both 2010 and 2011 in the Yerrid Law Firm & AAJ Civil Trial Competition.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Grimland worked as a financial services advisor in the banking industry, and was a successful sales representative for a document technology company. He also worked briefly as a professional musician, playing bass guitar for an opening act on the North American leg of the Backstreet Boys’ “Never Gone” tour.
Mr. Grimland is a member of The Florida Bar, and the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.
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