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James Patrick Griffin

Employment and labor Attorney at Bensalem, PA

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

My practice is focused primarily on employment law and federal litigation. 

I have considerable experience representing employees that have been subjected to unlawful discrimination in the workplace. This includes representation for employees subjected to unlawful sexual harassment by co-workers and supervisors. Additionally, I frequently represent employees who have been subjected to unlawful retaliation by an employer for complaining about unlawful discrimination.

A significant portion of my practice also focuses on representing whistleblowers for claims brought under the Securities Exchange Act,  the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), and the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law.

In addition to discrimination cases, I regularly handle severance agreement negotiations, employment contract negotiations, and counseling of new business ventures regarding best practices for labor/employment relations.


Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania 
New Jersey

Licensed for 5 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 01/14/2020
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti, PC
3331 Street Road
Two Greenwood Square Suite 128
Bensalem, PA, 08003

Reviews

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Posted by Lisa | October 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
James Patrick Griffin
James, James, James… I can not put into words how much I appreciate you! You are the most compassionate, understanding, and Fierce Attorney that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. You truly fight for your clients and take the time to go through the process step by step. I could not have asked for a better Attorney to handle my case. Thank you truly!
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2022
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My positive experience
I needed legal intervention and I was looking online for a few days to find a firm I would feel comfortable to work with. I was fortunate to find Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti! From the first call I placed to them, they were kind, professional, not pushy to get my business, just worked with me every step of the way! I worked with Patrick Griffin for my case and with Holly Frey for the initial coordination. Thanks to you both!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
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Couldn’t have had better, thank you!
James Patrick Griffin and his team at Karpf did amazing work for me. They truly listened and cared about me as a person. They did everything I asked of them and they were extremely professional. I couldn’t have had better. I am so grateful that I chose them. They helped me through a really difficult situation. Thank you!
Posted by Lew | May 18, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Employment concerns
James was very helpfull and spent time reviewing what was of a concern. He also was clear and easy to discuss my concerns and needs. Should I need any services similar to what recently happen I would take no exception in contacting him and the firm. Thank You
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
I initially spoke with Holly, and after hearing my issue, she said Patrick would be perfect for my case, & he was. He walked me through each step, and assured me that everything would work out. I had a wonderful experience with them and I recommend them 100%
Posted by Mary | March 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
Thanks for all your help, it sure made the issue much easier having a pro on my side
Posted by R. | January 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive, informed, and good communication
Mr. Griffin did an exceptional job in representing my unemployment case, in which I was falsely accused of placing fraudulent claims. Patrick and his law firm went beyond the expectations of my previous 'experiences with lawyers': listening to my core issues, helping to assuage my concern and anxiety, and clearly communicating what to expect, how and what to gather, and the nature of the law. Given the detail he referenced to me and cited during my 'trial' to the appeal referee, Mr. Griffin is clearly quite experienced in topic of unemployment claims (and importantly as it applies to recent trends related to pandemic unemployment). I would highly recommend both him and his law firm, and I will certainly leverage them in the future for law consultations and representation for the areas that fall under their expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
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Experienced and Exceptional!
Like so many people, Covid found me home for the first time in decades. I filed for unemployment and was awarded benefits. Having never filed for unemployment before the pandemic, I was completely overwhelmed and lost when the benefits I had already received were denied a year later! Patrick and his team worked with me throughout the entire process. If I sent an email or placed a call, I got a response the same day - if not within 24 hours. The level of anxiety I had regarding this situation (I am not a person that's had any legal dealings in my life) was astronomical. Patrick made sense of the entire situation for me. He broke it down so I fully understood everything from the paperwork to the hearing and even to anticipated decisions. I went into our hearing knowing exactly what to expect. Patrick prepared me better than I could have expected and was quick to reach out to me when the referee's decision was returned (and in my favor!!!) I would highly recommend Patrick Griffin's services to any friend or family member.
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Posted by Gina | November 5, 2021
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Client
I was treated as an individual that mattered. My case was small but to me it was very important. If we did not receive a favorable outcome, I do not know how long it would have taken me to recover from my loss. I was not treated like just another client. He listened to what I had to say and therefore he fought for justice. Thank you Mr. Griffin.
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Posted by Amy | October 11, 2021
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Just Amazing
I just want to say that Patrick was the best he took his time to explain things and was able to help me win my case with unemployment. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to unemployment. He is very friendly and responds quickly if you have any concerns. The price that was charged was very reasonable so I would highly recommend anyone who is in need especially unemployment.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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Lawyer
Satisfied with the service and will definitely recommend to someone that’s looking for a fair case.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, easy to work with.
I was very thankful for Patrick's help and demeanor throughout the work he did. He was easy to get in touch with and was able to translate legal language for me as a non lawyer.
Posted by Julia | July 19, 2021
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Law at It's best
Mr. Griffin's closing argument really hit the nail on the head. I will definitely recommend him, great job Patrick.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
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Generous lawyer
Nothing to say . He does all and I m grateful . He been there with me from the beginning till the end
Posted by Crissy | June 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great team!
Patrick and his team helped me greatly with my case & with their aide, I was able to win my case. Thanks guys!
Posted by Yvonne | June 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Griffin is definite the go to lawyer
I hired Mr. Griffin and he was very professional. He made sure he knew every aspect of the case before the hearing. We prepared by doing a mock hearing, and because of this, the hearing ran smoothly. His level of expertise is beyond superb. I definitely recommend him to others..
Posted by DONNA | June 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
J. Patrick Griffin is an excellent attorney and also a nice guy.
J. Patrick Griffin continually gave me excellent advice, even when he knew it wasn't what I wanted to hear, but needed to hear. He articulated my case exceptionally well in all my motions and responses. I had been fired from a government job and at every step of the way, I felt I was well represented and put forward the best case we possibly could. I was definitely in good hands with Patrick as my attorney. I never felt like he was trying to "pad my bill" in fact it was just the opposite, he was very conscious of not running out my retainer. I highly recommend J. Patrick Griffin.
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Posted by Nikkia | June 2, 2021
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Wonderful to work with.
Mr Griffin is knowledgeable and easy to talk with. He was able to explain everything that was happening or about happen and put me at ease. He responded to e-mails and calls promptly. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Diane | May 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Unemployment apppeal
Patrick took the time to go over my. Appeal case. He was very patient with me and explained the importance of what information was important for my upcoming asspeal for unemployment. He won me my unemployment case. With great graditide, thank you Patrick.
Posted by Matt | April 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, Respectful, and Thorough Lawyer! Five Stars +
James Patrick Griffin helped to resolve my unemployment case quickly and efficiently. He approached my case carefully, strategically, and took the time to truly understand all of the nuances of my situation. When I had doubts or was confused about legal terminology and processes, he took the time to patiently explain in terms I could understand. He answered all of my questions willingly and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. After feeling confident and prepared, I won my case! It was truly a pleasure working with Mr. Griffin, and I couldn’t recommend him more. Five stars plus!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Trial Counsel
  • Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Judicial Fellow
  • First Judicial District Of Pennsylvania
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Pro-Bono
  • SeniotLAW Center of Philadelphia
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Due Diligence Fellow
  • Kiertsu Forum
  • 2015 - 2017
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Education

  • Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017

Associations

  • Drexel University Kline School of Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Philadelphia Brehon Law Society
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • President's Volunteer Service Award
  • President Donald J. Trump
  • 2018
  • Judicial Fellowship Pro Bono Award
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • HR Breakfast Roundtable
  • Fluctuating Work Week Rules under the FLSA
  • 2020

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