TJ Grimaldi joined McIntyre in 2011. McIntyre recruited TJ to create the divisions of personal injury and family law, as well as to expand the existing criminal defense practice at the firm. During TJ’s tenure at McIntyre, he has helped oversee and grow these practice areas. He continues to practice in these divisions while also expanding his own practice areas to include estate planning and immigration law. TJ is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Notably, TJ 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 DailyMail.com.
TJ was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He attended the University of Florida, earning a 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 his education, he worked in many different positions at Columbia Bank in Ybor City, owned and operated by the Grimaldi family for nearly a century.
After graduation from the University of Florida, TJ worked as a sales associate and assistant marketing manager for RP Scherer in St. Petersburg, Florida, beginning in 2000. Following RP Scherer, he began teaching at Berkeley Preparatory School (his alma mater), during which time he taught government and economics to high school students and coached high school football and boys soccer.
In 2002, he enrolled at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. TJ graduated on the dean’s list earning his law degree 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., TJ handled a large variety of personal injury cases, including slip and falls, standard rear-end collisions, and wrongful death cases. TJ was in charge of an open caseload of approximately 750+ files, from intake through settlement. 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.