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Mason H. Grower, III

Mason H. Grower III ("Trip") received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in Business Administration in 1971 and his law degree from the University's law school in 1975. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate general and area defense counsel, splitting time between prosecution and defense from 1976 to 1980.  Mr. Grower began private practice with the law firm of Smallbein, Eubank, Johnson, Rosier, and Bussey in Orlando. In 1984, he branched out on his own with a small litigation firm.  In 1987, he was joined by his longtime friend and colleague, Walter A. Ketcham Jr.  After several name changes through the years, the firm is nown known as Grower Ketcham.

For the last 25 years, Mr. Grower, an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has concentrated his practice in medical negligence, health law, toxic tort and environmental tort claims defense, as well as general liability defense. Mr. Grower also serves as an advisor to various hospital boards and health law professionals. In addition to litigation, Mr. Grower represents clients in administrative actions before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Department of Health and in arbitration matters.

Mr. Grower enjoys an excellent reputation as a defense attorney in complex medical negligence cases. Nonetheless, he has a substantial practice in toxic tort and environmental law, complex product liability defense and representation of governmental entities.

He embodies the spirit, heart and soul of the Firm by creating lasting relationships with his clients, who look to him as their go-to attorney. Mr. Grower is a Fellow in the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and is recognized as a Super Lawyer among Florida's top attorneys. He is a member of the local American Board of Trial Advocates, whose membership includes those who have tried more than 50 cases as lead counsel.

Most of Mr. Grower's free time is spent with Alice, his wife of more than 37 years, and his son, Mason H. Grower IV. He continues to hold fast to the belief that to whom much is given, much is expected.  He leads by example in giving of his time and financial resources to various charitable and educational entities in Central Florida. Education has been a top priority for Mr. Grower, which is why he has led the firm in partnering with local inner-city elementary schools in Orange County.  He encourages all attorneys in the Firm to become involved in making a difference in the community. Mr. Grower is equally committed to the Grower Ketcham staff, as evidenced by the Firm's recognition by the Orlando Sentinel as one of the Top 100 Companies For Working Families. In addition to his professional and family commitments, Mr. Grower enjoys golf and is a sports enthusiast.  He is a loyal supporter of the University of Florida and manages each year to find time for a few Gator games during football season.

University of Florida, B.A., 1971
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1975

Core Practice Areas
Administrative, regulatory and licensure law
General liability
Government law
Health and hospital law
Medical malpractice defense
Personal injury
Products liability
Toxic tort litigation
Wrongful death

Legal Experience
1976-78   Judge Advocate   U.S. Air Force
1978-80   Area Defense Counsel   U.S. Air Force
1980-84   Associate   Smalbein, Eubank, Johnson, Rosier and Bussey   Orlando, Florida
1984-present   Founding Partner   Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A.   Maitland, Florida

Notable Cases
Florida Hospital Waterman v. Buster, 984 So. 2d 478 (Fla. 2008)
Florida Hospital Waterman v. Buster, 932 So. 2d 344 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)
Mosai v. Dennis, 803 So. 2d 703 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001)
Milam v. Yenke, 752 So. 2d 1 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)
Price v. Leuallen, 724 So 2d 695 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)
Royle v. Florida Hospital - East Orlando, 679 So. 2d 1209 (Fla. 5th DCA 1996)
Adventist Health System/Sunbelt v. Watkins, 675 So. 2d 1051 (Fla. 5th DCA 1996)
Tindall v. Wheeler, 561 So. 2d 303 (Fla. 2d DCA 1990)
United Status Aviation Underwriters, Inc. v. Sunray Airline, Inc., 543 So. 2d 1309
(Fla. 5th DCA 1989)
Carter v. Cerezo, 495 So. 2d 202 (Fla. 5th DCA 1986)
Fields v. Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Ins. Co., 449 So. 2d 972 (Fla. 5th DCA 1984)
Manning v. Mundock, 551 F. Supp 604 (M.D. Fla. 1982)

Key Presentations
"Key Elements in the Medical Malpractice Expert's Deposition," Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
"Medical Records and Charting," Medical Staff Risk Management Seminar, Winter Park Memorial Hospital
"AIDS Legislative Update," Winter Park Memorial Hospital
"Liability in the Age of Managed Care," Florida Hospital Medical Center
"A Trial is Born," Florida Hospital Medical Center
"Risk Management: Order Sets & Liability"; National Neonatal Collaborative Kickoff
"The Rude Get Sued"
"Amendment 7"; Liability Claims Conference

Admissions. Memberships and Affiliations
The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Military Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council
Defense Research Institute
Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Florida Hospital Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Trial Law Institute
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Barrister, Order of Vertas

Honors and Awards
Legal Aid Award of Excellence
Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America