In the early 90's, I UN-lucked into a claims adjuster job right out of college. I enjoyed it at first, and then began to feel guilty because of all the people I was forced to take advantage of. I learned from defense lawyers how to take recorded statements and "get the goods" on the people that were hurt and was taught how to take advantage of the weaknesses in their case. I was also taught how to get information about their prior medical treatment and how to use that against them.
One day, I settled a case for the insurance company for less than her medical bills. She called 4 days later asking for more money to pay medical bills. I told her I could not. She cried. That call changed my life. I vowed to do the opposite of what I did then, and work for people, not soul-less insurnace companies.
I love slaying the insurance companies. I strive to be the very best trial lawyer that I can ever be, and it all starts with trying my best to be a good person, and bringing hope to all of the people I serve. I now have over 4000 former clients that I call friends. They send me countless great referrals and I am blessed that I do not have to spend $80,000 per month to beg clients to call me. I take the cases that I want to take, with good, deserving, honest and positive minded thinking clients.
It is all about family. I have a passion for my work, but it is all for them that I do my job, and do it well.
With 4 children, we are always on the go. They say life is what you do while you are making plans. My life is fulfilled, and I am so grateful and thankful.
I also have a passion for coaching football. I played briefly in college until I was hurt and enjoy sharing what all I have learned with young men, watching them succeed and believe in themselves, and hopefully teaching them a little bit about life along the way.
I enjoy playing guitar and singing, along with my wife who has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard in my life. I am thankful for her.
In addition to my 4 wonderful kids, I have 4 hairy 4 legged ones (dogs) Buck, Ella, Jessie and Moe. Loyalty is their strength, and they are always there for me, even on bad days.
If you have been injured and have questions regarding your injuries, please contact me. I can help you if you have been injured in a Car Accident, Truck Accident, Bicycle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Slip or Fall, or experienced the Wrongful Death of a loved one.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year||Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||2018|
|Legislative Chair 2013-2015||Tennessee Association for Justice||2015|
|Best of the Bar||Nashville Business Journal||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||American Association for Justice||2009|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||American Association for Justice||2008|
|Founder||GriffithLaw||2016 - Present|
|Founding Member||Griffith & Roberts, PLLC||2002 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2005 - Present|
|Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||President||2020 - 2021|
|Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||Vice President, Middle||2018 - 2019|
|Tennessee Association for Justice||Legislative Chair||2013 - 2015|
|Griffith & Roberts||Founding Member||2002 - 2016|
|Word Association Publishers||The 10 Worst Mistakes You Can Make With Your Tennessee Injury Case||2016|
|GriffithLaw BLOG||6 Things you MUST KNOW before you attend an IME Examination||2015|
|GriffithLaw BLOG||Do I really need Uninsured Motorist Coverage on my car?||2015|
|GriffithLaw BLOG||Am I Required To File A Lawsuit Following An Injury In A Car Wreck?||2015|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Nashville School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Tennessee||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|CLE Webinar||Powerful Cross Exam of the Defense Medical Examiner: How to Neutralize the Defense Expert||2018|
|2008 PMI Seminar||3 Big Mistakes Lawyers from Out of State Make When Handling TN cases||2008|
|Glessner v. Gatti||$102,276 Jury Verdict|
|Vernon v. Lynn Logistics||Verdict $422,278|
|Don Counts v. Lorenzo Smith||Verdict $1,400,000|
|Emily Steward v. Smith||$76,792|
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