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John R. Griffith

Founding Attorney

John was an Army brat who ended up going to SMU during the Dickerson/James years after transferring from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. After receiving degrees in Mathematical Statistics (BS), Economics (BA) and General Business (BBA) from SMU, John went to work at the Governor’s office in Austin.

John then attended the University of Texas and received his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Affairs (LBJ school). After law school, John worked as an associate for 4 years at two different firms and then started his own law firm with three other attorneys in the fall of 1994 (one of whom is now on the 4th Court of Appeals).

In the last 20 years John has averaged at least two significant trials a year. John has also argued successfully before the 13th Court of Appeals numerous times and before the Texas Supreme Court.

Born: February, 1961 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


  • Southern Methodist University, B.S. Mathematics; B.A. Economics; B.B.A. General Business, 1983.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, M.P.A., 1990.
  • University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1990


  • Texas Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern of Texas 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (member, Judiciary Relations Committee, 1995-1998)
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Cameron County Bar Association

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