Grant Gisondo’s journey to become a lawyer was unusual to say the least. A native of Long Island, NY, Gisondo has been a lifelong saltwater sportsman who was also artistically inclined enough to have been offered multiple art scholarships for college. Instead, he surfed professionally for four years before an injury turned the tide of his career. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and marketing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Davie, FL, and was admitted into the Florida Bar in 2011. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C., and his clients run the gamut from stay-at-home moms to professional athletes and everyone in between.
Passionate and fair – his reasonable hourly fee is a reflection of his desire to achieve equitable results for all – Gisondo is a firm believer that mediation yields better results with far less emotional or fiscal damage than litigation. He is currently awaiting his Florida Supreme Court Circuit mediator license so that he can practice what he preaches.
“People should be in control of their lives and the decisions that are made about them when it comes to divorce, not judges,” says Gisondo, adding, “A trial should really be used as a last resort.”
In Florida, mediation is mandatory and Gisondo excels at making his clients feel comfortable in unfamiliar waters. His approachable demeanor is genuine and he sounds more like someone you would meet on the beach. His love for the Palm Beach Gardens lifestyle is evidenced by the fact that that he and his wife (who are awaiting the birth of their first child momentarily) have lived here for more than a decade.
Today, life imitates art for Gisondo. He manages to still keep at least one foot in the ocean while staying true to artistic pursuits. When he’s not practicing family and marital law, he can be found teaching oil painting at the Palm Beach Gardens Community Center or taking people out on the ocean (for free!) to go fishing on his boat, M’Ocean Grant’d. Grant personally builds all the rods, ties all of the flies they sell, takes all the pictures and writes for www.flylifemagazine.com.
To learn more about Grant or contact him for a free consultation, visit www.gisondolaw.com.
Whoever said oil and water don’t mix couldn’t be more wrong.