Grant W. Krapf was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2002, Mr. Krapf moved to Lexington, Virginia to study at Washington & Lee University where he majored in Business Administration. Thereafter, Mr. Krapf pursued his life-long dream of becoming an advocate and trial lawyer at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. In addition to being the business manager for Stetson’s The Brief Magazine and Secretary of the Environmental Law Society, Mr. Krapf worked part-time for one of the area’s most notable boutique personal injury law firms. After experiencing several trials as a law clerk, two of which resulted in seven-digit verdicts, Mr. Krapf committed himself to developing his own civil trial skills so that he could one day open Krapf Legal to help Florida’s residents, homeowners, business owners, or visitors who have been injured, wrongfully denied insurance benefits or damaged by another’s persons wrongful conduct.
In pursuit of his career goals after passing the Florida Bar Exam, Mr. Krapf joined an aggressive solo practitioner located in Clearwater, Florida with whom he gained considerable litigation and trial experience as both first and second chair, winning cases against the City of Clearwater, CBS Outdoor, Inc., as well as local contractors and state-wide insurance companies.
Mr. Krapf, has experience in handling a diverse caseload, including those involving real property and constitutional law issues, non-compete disputes, collection disputes, condominium and homeowner association disputes, shareholder derivative actions, personal injury claims, and a diverse range of commercial cases involving general breach of contract actions, tort actions, actions under Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, False and Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims, and the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act, creditor’s claims in bankruptcy, as well as consumer claims against first and third-party property insurance companies, fair debt collection practice violations, fraud, and civil theft claims, among others. Mr. Krapf believes that his diverse case load and litigation experience favorably distinguishes him from lawyers who have only practiced in a particular area of the law.
Mr. Krapf is admitted to practice in all Florida State courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Krapf is the past president Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association (2016) and proud member of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association and Clearwater Bar Association.
When he is not at work, Mr. Krapf enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying a wide variety of hobbies, including cooking, boating, fishing, surfing, golf, waterskiing and riding electric skateboards.
Kyle Staggs was born in New York City, but shortly thereafter moved to Florida which he is now proud to call home. Mr. Staggs graduated from Newsome High School in Lithia and thereafter obtained his B.A. in Philosophy, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of Florida in Gainesville. While educating himself at the University of Florida, Mr. Staggs served in many leadership roles including Vice President of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Treasurer of Omicron Delta Kappa, and Treasurer and Captain of the UF Varsity Shotgun Team. For his distinguished leadership, Mr. Staggs was honored to be inducted into Florida Blue Key. After graduation from college, Mr. Staggs moved to Winston-Salem, NC to attend Wake Forest School of Law.
During law school, Mr. Staggs focused his education on civil litigation and received the coveted CALI award in Advanced Trial Practice. Mr. Staggs served as Vice Chancellor of the Student Honor Council and received the Pro Bono Honor Society Award for providing approximately one hundred (100) hours of pro bono legal services during his law school tenure. When he wasn’t studying or honing his skills in the law as a volunteer, Mr. Staggs worked at a personal injury law firm in Winston-Salem where he eventually obtained the title of Senior Law Clerk. As Senior Law Clerk, Mr. Staggs was responsible for keeping clients informed on the progress of their cases and for supervising other clerks in the handling of those cases.
After graduating from Wake Forest School of Law, Mr. Staggs moved back to Florida where he was admitted to the Florida Bar in October 2016. Mr. Staggs and his wife enjoy spending time in their new hometown of Safety Harbor where they regularly attend community functions. Mr. Staggs also enjoys volunteering with the First Tee of Clearwater where he teaches children the fundamentals of golf and various life skills.
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