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About Me

I'm a Chico California Criminal Defense attorney. I strive to provide a high degree of personal service and expertise to each of my valued clients. In the rare moments that I'm not working on a client's case or spending time with my family I've been known to go trout fishing in the feather river for fun.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    6 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandon Theodore Williams

    Great attorney. Very intelligent and aggressive. Willing to fight for his clients. A attorney that is not afraid to go to trial to fight for his clients rights.


    Brandon Williams Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2611 Esplanade.
Chico, CA, 95973



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence - Criminal LawWitkin Legal Institute2006
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence - ContractsWitkin Legal Institute2006
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence - TortsWitkin Legal Institute2006
Dean's ScholarshipCal Northern School of Law2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Jonathan Griffith2009 - Present
Sacramento Superior CourtSecond Chair Civil Trial Experience - 1.4 million jury verdict2010 - 2010
Contract AttorneyLaw Offices of Grady Davis2010 - 2010
Contract AttorneyCyrus Zal, P.C.2010 - 2010
N/ADisabled Advocacy Group2009 - 2009
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Drug DUI case dismissedCase dismissed.
Second DUI, Resisting Arrest, Hit and Run, and Possession of a Controlled SubstanceAll charges dismissed!
DUI jury trial acquittal; Driving on Suspended License charge dismissedDriving on Suspended dismissed; DUI not guilty
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cal Northern School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
New St. Andrews CollegeClassical Liberal ArtsN/AN/A
University of IdahoGeneral StudiesN/AN/A
College of William and MaryClassicsN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Free Legal ClinicLegal Question and Answer2011