McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A.

McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A.

Our firm handles your every need for any and all personal injury cases, wrongful death, criminal defense, DUI, family law and divorce.

Firm Overview

Relationships are the cornerstone of our business philosophy. Many of our clients have been with us for ten, fifteen, and even twenty years.

Because our firm handles a wide variety of legal issues, for individuals we'™re the attorneys with whom you can have an enduring relationship, your lawyers for life. We can help you with your personal matters -“ your cousin'™s DUI/criminal matter or brother'™s personal injury case or sister's divorce or child custody case.

To build the strongest relationships, we strive to bring value to you at every turn. In all the ways the law affects you, we want to help you make informed, thoughtful decisions, efficiently solve existing problems, and prevent future ones. For many of our clients, we'™re their first call in times of trouble, or when opportunity strikes. We work hard at cultivating that level of trust, at becoming an indispensable member of your team.

We have many national clients, we currently work from our Florida offices, located in Tampa and Sarasota.

Main Office

Main Office
500 E. Kennedy Blvd Suite 200
Tampa , FL 33602


(844) 511-4800


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

DUI Criminal Defense Family Law Divorce

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30- 5:00

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices

2580 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243

425 South Florida Avenue
Suite 101
Lakeland, FL 33801

Criminal Defense

Personal Injury



Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

The more information we have going into a case, the better.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We believe our firm has the following three critical strengths:
1. We are Responsive without fail
2. We are Effective communicators
3. We are Responsible owners

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

An informed client is the best kind of client.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Our firm believes in always attempting to get the best outcome for every client. We believe that using tools such as mediation, arbitration and other collaborative law help secure those positive outcomes.

TJ Grimaldi

McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A.

TJ Grimaldi, who has been featured in multiple national publications including Inside Edition; Crime Stories with Nancy Grace; Good Morning America; Nightline; The View; The New York Times; The Tampa Bay Times; and, was born in Tampa, Florida, on October 30, 1976. He was raised in Tampa where he attended school. He graduated from Berkeley Preparatory School in 1995, after which he attended the University of Florida. Mr. Grimaldi graduated from the University of Florida in 1999, earning his degree in Economics with minors in History and Speech. While at the University of Florida he was inducted into Omicron Delta Espsilon, an honors society, for his excellence in his major field of study. Throughout, he worked in many different positions at Columbia Bank in Ybor City, owned and operated by the Grimaldi family for nearly a century. Mr. Grimaldi was an active member of the Sigma Chi fraternity during his years at the University of Florida.

After graduation from the University of Florida, Grimaldi worked as a Sales Associate and Assistant Marketing Manager for RP Scherer in St. Petersburg, Florida, beginning in 2000. After leaving RP Scherer he began teaching at Berkeley Preparatory School, during which time he taught government and economics to high school students, coached high school football and boys soccer.

In 2002, he enrolled at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Grimaldi graduated on the dean's list earning his juris doctorate in 2005. Upon graduation he became an associate at the Law Office of Ralph E. Fernandez, P.A. During his six years with Ralph E. Fernandez, P.A., Mr. Grimaldi handled a large variety of personal injury cases including slip and falls, standard rear-end collisions, wrongful death cases and criminal defense/DUI. Mr. Grimaldi was in charge of an open caseload of approximately seven hundred and fifty files from intake through settlement while at Ralph E. Fernandez, P.A. He was additionally responsible for the firm'™s pro bono defense of both mortgage foreclosures and credit card debt cases and was routinely in court for both civil and criminal hearings.
Mr. Grimaldi joined McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito P.A. in August of 2011. Mr. Grimaldi was hired to create the divisions of Personal Injury and Family Law, as well as expanding the Criminal Defense division at McIntyre Thanasides. During Mr. Grimaldi'™s tenure at McIntyre Thanasides, he has helped oversee and grow these practice areas. He continues to practice in these divisions. Mr. Grimaldi is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.


University of Florida
BA in Economics, 1999

New England School of Law
JD, 2005

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