Philip attended the University of Oregon and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1987.... more
Philip attended the University of Oregon and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1987. He has been a guest lecturer in several universities, primarily in China, since 1980. Philip worked as a litigation lawyer after graduating and opened Griffin Law Group in 1995. He now runs Griffin Law Group and coowns Clarke Griffin Attorneys.
With an education that spans business, conflict resolution, and law, I am well... more
With an education that spans business, conflict resolution, and law, I am well situated to guide clients through the economic, human, and legal ramifications of a given problem. Much of my practice entails domestic relations law, criminal defense, and appellate research and writing. I am also adept at Oregon landlord and tenant and trade practices law.My skill set enables me to assist clients i... view profile
After receiving my J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota... more
After receiving my J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in the spring of 2011, and being admitted to the Minnesota Bar later that year, I returned to my home state of Oregon to begin my legal career. By the time I had moved back to Oregon, the glut in the new-lawyer market made it difficult to find a job that I felt would provide the type of professional developm... view profile
I am the Legal Director of the Community Law Project, a nonprofit dedicated to... more
I am the Legal Director of the Community Law Project, a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the everyday legal needs of Oregonians. We have a broad practice, with areas including bankruptcy, employment law, consumer issues, small business advising, tenant representation, small claims court advising, personal income tax issues, and more.
I enjoy meeting new clients, learning how I can serve their needs, and... more
I enjoy meeting new clients, learning how I can serve their needs, and workingcollectively to analyze the situation and come up withstrategies to deal withcomplex legal issues in an effective and cost efficient manner. I often provide a free initial consultation where, whenever possible, I estimate my fees for the legal project. Outside of the office, my wife and I enjoy spending time wi... view profile
Landlord tenant law concerns landlord and tenants' rights and responsibilities. Because the apartment you rent is your own personal space, the law places many limits on landlords' activities. For example, if a landlord tries to make you move without giving you enough notice, or ignores a rat infestation in your apartment, a landlord / tenant lawyer knows what options you have as a tenant. On the other hand, a landlord / tenant lawyer also helps landlords who have tenants breaking rules, such as moving out three months early or refusing to pay rent. Tenant eviction laws are very specific, with different rules in each city. If you are being evicted or if you have a tenant you want to evict, you may benefit from the services of a landlord / tenant lawyer.