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Thomas J Griggs

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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M McKindles

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure of working with and against Tom in family law cases. I have consistently been impressed with the high caliber of integrity and expertise he brings to every case. Anyone who needs a family law attorney should consult with Tom.


    John McKindles Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C.

40 North Center Street Suite 100
Mesa, AZ, 85201


AZActive 198105/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNamed to Super Lawyers of the Southwest For Family Law 2008,2009,2010,2014 and 20152015
AV rating(Highest rating)AV rating from Martindale Hubbell for 20 years(1995--2015)2015
LawyerNamed to Arizona's Finest Lawyers2013
Senior CounselCollege of Master Advocates and Barristers2010
Certified SpecialistState Bar of Arizona Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since 1993.1993
Honor ScholarRecipient Simpson Honor Scholar1974
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerThe Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer,P.C.1988 - Present
LawyerMitchell & Timbanard P.C.1984 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Arizona Antitrust Task Force 2015Member2015 - 2015
Faculty Member State Bar Professionalism class in 2013,2014 and 2015.Faculty or Facilitator2015 - 2015
Arizona Judicial Performance Review TeamMember for 2008,2010, 2012 and 2014.2014 - 2014
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers chapterPresident Arizona Chapter2011 - 2013
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2008 - Present
Arizona Family Law Rules and Procedure CommitteeMember2006 - 2014
State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal SpecializationChair2005 - Present
Board of Legal Specialization for the State Bar of ArizonaMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education CommitteeMember1994 - 2002
East Valley Bar AssociationDirector1992 - 1995
Judge Pro Tem , Maricopa County Superior Court Family Law Division (1989-2009).Judge Pro Tem1989 - 2009
State Bar of ArizonaMember1981 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association (Family Law Section)Member1981 - Present
East Valley Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Marriage of Flower,223 Ariz. 531, 225 P3d 588, review denied (2010)We represented the Appellee and our position prevailed.
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarFor each speaking engagement through NBI listed in this profile, I wrote my own materials for the seminar manuals.2015
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFor each speaking engagement listed in this profile for the Arizona Family Law Institute I wrote my own materials for the manuals.2015
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of Law of St Paul, MinnesotaLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Simpson College, Indianola, IowaSimpson Honors Scholarship in History and Political Science.BA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Professionalism ClassFaculty Member for the State Bar of Arizona Professionalism Class in 2013,2014 and 2015.2015
Arizona Family Law Institute for 2010,2011,2012,2013, 2014 and 2015Family Law hot topics and related subjects2015
Advanced Family LawAdvanced Family Law Topics sponsored by National Business Institute from 2005 through 2015(various)2015