A near-native of Tampa and graduate of Jesuit High School, Mr. Rix began his professional career while completing degrees in finance and real estate at Florida State University. As a state-certified real estate appraiser, Greg developed a foundation in real estate valuation, primarily in a litigation setting. In 1998, he accepted a full academic scholarship to attend Stetson University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, with both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration. While at Stetson, he was a member of the Law Review and completed judicial internships in the Second District Court of Appeal and the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.
Since 2000, Mr. Rix has handled eminent domain and property rights matters from the Panhandle to the Everglades, involving a wide array of property types, ranging from cattle ranches to downtown office buildings. While developing innovative methods and strategies for effective case resolution, Mr. Rix has also litigated cases in both state and federal court, before both judges and juries. Greg has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of eminent domain for the last decade, and is rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating for legal skill and professional ethics. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Eminent Domain Committee and is currently co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Eminent Domain Committee. Greg has co-authored two chapters in the Florida Bar’s Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual, covering inverse condemnation and defenses against government takings.
Outside the legal practice, Mr. Rix is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors as the Immediate Past Chair for the Spring of Tampa Bay. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and Merrymaker’s Club of Tampa. Greg and his wife Melinda have two children and this year welcomed Brody, a soft-coated wheaton terrier, to the family.