is a fourth generation Floridian raised in Bradenton, Florida. Garret graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wake Forest University at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in May 1987, and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, in May 1991. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1991. Garret is married to the former Elizabeth Escalante and has a son, Garret, Jr., and two daughters, Lane and Grace. His community and professional commitments include being a past Director of the Manatee County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a past Director of the United Way of Manatee County, the President of the Board of Trustees of St. Stephens’ Episcopal School, a past member of the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, and membership in The Florida Bar, its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and the Manatee County Bar Association. Garret practices in the areas of real property law (including residential and commercial transactions), land development and planning, administrative law, and business law. Garret can be reached at telephone extension #120 or at email@example.com.