Our Paralegals

Mindy Bayne

Paralegal
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Mindy Bayne is a litigation paralegal at The Grife Law Firm, where she puts her 25-years plus worth of legal experience to work to benefit our clients. Throughout her career, Mindy has shown the skill and dedication to achieve longevity at each firm she has worked for. Mindy began her legal career in 1992, when she worked as a paralegal for 11 years with an attorney practicing personal injury, family law, criminal law, and civil litigation. To further her career, Mindy joined a law firm specializing in personal injury and wrongful death, where she remained for 12 years. Mindy then brought her vast experience as a personal injury litigation paralegal to The Grife Law Firm in May, 2017. Her knowledge and expertise in working cases from the filing of a lawsuit through all phases of litigation has helped The Grife Law Firm provide a very high level of service to our clients.

Mindy has resided in beautiful South Florida since 1982, when she moved here from Philadelphia. She met her husband Philip in Boca Raton and they married in 1986. Mindy has two adult children, 2 cats and a dog. When not at work, Mindy enjoys all that South Florida has to offer, such as its beautiful beaches, festivals, local restaurants, concerts, all outdoor activities and just relaxing by her pool. Mindy also enjoys the occasional vacation to anywhere life takes her.



Stacey DeBellis

Paralegal
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Stacey DeBellis joined The Grife Law Firm in 2018 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge in the personal injury field. Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. DeBellis was a Bodily Injury claims adjuster for two of the largest insurance companies in the country where she investigated, evaluated and negotiated thousands of claims. It is that experience, combined with a passion for helping the injured, that allows Stacey to excel on a regular basis. Mrs. DeBellis works in the pre-litigation department, helping clients through the difficulties involved in being in a car accident or slip and fall. She thoroughly assists in ensuring that our clients get the very best results on all aspects of their cases.

Mrs. DeBellis is a native New Yorker who moved to Florida in 1990. She is married to Nick, and the two often spend weekends boating throughout South Florida, biking along the coast, traveling, and enjoying living in paradise. Their son recently graduated from University of Minnesota where he played football collegiately.



Maria Lopez

Paralegal
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Maria Lopez is a litigation paralegal specializing in Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect cases. She joined The Grife Law Firm in 2020, bringing with her vast experience in the field of medical negligence. A bilingual paralegal, Maria is a great asset to our firm and the clients she serves.

Working her way up the legal ladder, Maria began her career as a file clerk in 2007 while still in high school. While in college, she transitioned to becoming a case manager with a prominent South Florida injury law firm. Maria went on to earn her Bachelor's degree and became a Senior Paralegal at a North Miami law firm. Now, Maria works on catastrophic Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect cases for our pre-eminent Boca Raton boutique.

Originally from Colombia, Maria moved to the US in 1991 and called New Jersey home. Maria moved down to Florida in 2004 where she went on to receive her degree from Florida Atlantic University in English and Political Science. Her time is best spent with friends and family; Maria's passion is travel with the occasional salsa dancing.



Tanecia Natto, J.D.

Paralegal
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Our litigation paralegal, Tanecia Natto, is a law school graduate and fierce advocate for our personal injury and medical malpractice clients. She has a wealth of experience assisting with litigation of complex, high-value car accident, premises liability and medical malpractice cases. Tanecia shows a level of skill and dedication rarely seen, and our clients at The Grife Law Firm are better for it. Working with Mr. Grife on the firm's most intricate cases, Tanecia keeps the files in impeccable order and makes sure everything is moving at a brisk pace.

Originally from Jamaica, Tanecia received her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2018. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business administration from Florida International University in 2005. Tancecia also holds a Masters of International Business Administration. When not at work, Tanecia loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters.



In Memoriam

Kay Povey

Paralegal
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Kay Povey was an experienced Senior Paralegal who handled many of The Grife Law Firm's top litigation cases. For over two decades, Kay has worked exclusively for personal injury and medical malpractice victims. Kay's efforts were essential in ensuring a smooth and productive flow to litigation. Her knowledge and expertise accrued through years of service at top plaintiff firms helps to give our clients an edge.

Born in Jamaica, she grew up in Barbados, and moved to Florida when she was sixteen. Kay attended South Plantation High School in Broward County, received her B.S. from Nova Southeastern University and her Paralegal Certificate from Keiser University. In her spare time, Kay enjoyed spending time with her beloved dog Rex whom she adopted from the Humane Society of Broward County. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as reading.

Client Reviews

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We are especially appreciative of your professionalism and your commitment to representing our best interests at a very stressful time in our lives. Your caring and compassion is very evident as is your sense of humor. It has amazed that, in a relatively short time, you have guided us from a point of greatest vulnerability to full and final resolution with maximum benefit. Carol & Harold
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I experienced a slip and fall. I began searching for an attorney and found Mr. Michael Grife. My first interview with Mr. Grife was very informative. He explained all of the legal avenue I could take. Mr. Grife exudes professionalism, integrity and the capability to assure his client(s) he will give 100% of his time and talent to win your case. I am truly thankful and bless to have worked with Mr. Grife and wish him a long and prosperous career. Fay
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Mike helped me through a long tedious case that most attorneys turned away. He got amazing result and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Mike did everything from making sure I got the correct medical attention to personally picking me up to come to his office for my deposition. I now not only have a great attorney in South Florida, but also a great friend. Tim
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Mike Grife represented me for my trip and fall case. He was incredible! Mike kept me up on things about my case and moved it very aggressively. He was very passionate about getting me what I deserve. I was very happy with the result and I would definitely recommend him! Nicole