Gregory W. Payton


Jenkins Law PLGreg was raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He attended Williams College, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Africana Studies. At Williams, Greg was a three-sport athlete on the football, basketball, and track & field teams. After college, Greg accepted a job at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, where he served as a mentor to student-athletes from all around the world.


Greg relocated to Saint Petersburg in 2017 to enroll at Stetson University College of Law. In addition to his coursework, Greg served as an executive board member of Stetson’s Black Law Students Association and interned at the ACLU of Florida. He volunteered in Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy and continues to volunteer as Guardian ad Litem for the 6th Judicial Circuit. Following his first year of law school, Greg traveled abroad to the Netherlands, where he studied at the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.


During his second year at Stetson, Greg joined the Jenkins Law team as an intern. His main role was to draft pleadings and respond to discovery requests. Greg has since graduated from Stetson, passed the Florida Bar Exam and is now our firm’s newest Attorney.


When Greg is not at work you might find him on his bike or playing pick-up basketball.