Two Miami Law alumni were elected into office this past Tuesday in Miami-Dade. Keon Hardemon, JD '10, was elected as the youngest member of the Miami City Commission and Michael Grieco, JD '99, was elected to the Miami Beach Commission.
Hardemon, a Miami-Dade assistant public defender, comes from a family that has been a force in local politics for almost over half a century. His uncle Billy Hardemon and aunt Barbara Hardemon are long-time political operatives who ran his campaign.
At Miami Law, Hardemon was the Symposia Editor for the University of Miami Black Law Review; a two-term parliamentarian for the Student Bar Association; a research assistant for a law professor; a Fellow for the Center for Ethics and Public Service; and Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association.
After graduating from Miami Law, Grieco started his legal career as a Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney, spending a majority of his six years focused on Gang and Narcotics enforcement before becoming a supervising Felony Division Chief in 2005. He then opened his law practice in 2007, choosing to become a small business owner. He has since built a successful boutique trial practice in Miami Beach.
Grieco sits on the Board of Directors for the South of Fifth Neighborhood Association. He also acts as Vice-Chair of the Pillar Board for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board for the Miami Children's Hospital Young Ambassadors. Michael is a Mount Sinai Hospital Young Founder and is a past-member of the Miami Beach Police-Citizens Board. Grieco is a perpetual philanthropist, as he has organized and/or acted as title sponsor for multiple causes including Miami Children's Museum, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and as well as both the Mount Sinai and Miami Children's hospitals.
Read more about Hardemon's win in the Miami Herald.
Read more about Grieco's win in the Miami Herald.