Paul Gross is a third generation Floridian and was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area. Mr. Gross obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Florida State University in 2001. He continued his education at South Texas College of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in May of 2005 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2005.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Gross went to work as an assistant public defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. In May of 2006, he took an associate position with a highly regarded civil defense firm in St. Petersburg, eventually becoming a shareholder. Mr. Gross has participated in all aspects of civil litigation, including trying jury trials throughout the State of Florida.
Mr. Gross has also taken an active role throughout his community. He presently serves as President of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, Florida. In July 2006 Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Mr. Gross to serve as a member of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. A position he held until April 2015. In December 2013 Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice appointed Mr. Gross to serve as a member of the Feather Sound Community Services District Board.
Mr. Gross currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife Hannah and their two sons, Paul Jacob and Harrison.