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Sylvia Grunor

Sylvia A. Grunor is a highly experienced and respected civil litigator, family law, and criminal defense attorney, who has practiced in Central Florida for over 25 years.  Although she was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Mrs. Grunor and her family are long-time residents of Sanford and widely known in the community.

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Mrs. Grunor earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida, after which, she received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1990.  While Mrs. Grunor was in law school, she vastly enjoyed litigation, trial practice, mock trial, and went on to earn the prestigious Victor O. Wehle Trial Award and the Cecil Bailey Trial Award.

After graduating law school, Mrs. Grunor was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990, and spent was a law clerk for Judge Warren H. Cobb of the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona, Florida.  After concluding her clerkship, Mrs. Grunor focused on gaining more experience in litigation, and went on to become a Prosecutor for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Seminole County, Florida. 

Since becoming a partner with Weiss, Grunor and Barnett in 2003, Mrs. Grunor has litigated thousands of cases and tried hundreds of those cases in front of juries and judges all over Florida.  She litigates in the areas of insurance defense, family law, and personal injury.  Mrs. Grunor has ample experience defending a wide-array of cases from car accidents, wrongful death, professional liability, premises liability, as well as coverage issues and commercial issues.  Mrs. Grunor also litigates highly contentious and complex family law cases. 

Due to Mrs. Grunor’s considerable experience in the litigation arena, she has the unique and specialized knowledge to achieve the best results for her clients.

Mrs. Grunor’s areas of practice in civil litigation/insurance defense include:

  • Agent negligence or malpractice

  • Automobile insurance (liability, comprehensive, collision, uninsured motorists and PIP coverage)

  • Bad faith and extra contractual exposure

  • Comprehensive general liability and all commercial claims policies

  • Director’s and officer’s liability coverage

  • Errors and omissions & all professional malpractice coverage

  • Excess coverage

  • First party property coverage

  • Homeowner’s, condominium, and renter’s coverage

  • Insurance coverage

  • Insurance defense

  • Insurance fraud

  • Personal liability policies

  • Self-insurance

  • Professional liability


Mrs. Grunor’s areas of practice in family law include:

  • Divorce

  • Equitable Distribution of Property Agreements

  • Child Support

  • Alimony

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

  • Parenting Plans/Timesharing Schedules

  • Modification of child support orders and/or alimony

  • Enforcement

  • Collaborative law

  • Relocation

  • Paternity


During Mrs. Grunor’s extensive 25-year career in the legal field, she is a member of the following Professional Associations:

  • The Florida Bar 1990

  • The Florida Inns of Court for Orange County

  • The Orange County Bar Association

  • Ms. Grunor also served on the Ninth Judicial Circuit Rules Committee. 


She is also the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for First United Methodist Church of Sanford.  Mrs. Grunor is a current member of First United Methodist Church of Sanford, where God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good. 

Mrs. Grunor has been married for 42 years to her husband, Steve, who is a retired technician. She also has a loving daughter named Madison, who enjoys photography and is in nursing school.  Mrs. Grunor enjoys spending time with her family, and watching football, playing and watching golf, shopping, and helping her daughter develop her varied interests. Although Mr. and Mrs. Grunor had an active life prior to having Madison, their personal life really became more meaningful with the birth of Madison.  She often tells friends, family and clients, that Madison is the reason she gets up early every day, and the reason she goes to bed early every night.

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