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Jonathan Levoy Griffith

Car accident Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   12 reviews

also known as John Griffith

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    25 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Wrongful Death, Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Defective products and drugs, Car and Trucking Accidents, Bicycle and Motorcycle injuries Slip / Trip & Falls, Dog Bite, Mesothelioma

    25 years, 2,500 cases

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.


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256 Seaboard Ln
Ste E106
Franklin, TN, 37067


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Sheila | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Grateful Client
Griffith Law Firm went above and beyond the call of duty for me. They were courteous, sweet, loving, dependable, hard working, and always welcoming when I called & came by. They truly know the law which makes them a force to be reckoned witha, and definitely the lawyers you want on your team when it comes to fighting for you. It's not about the money at all with them; they are about making sure that you are taken care of and that the insurance company does exactly what they need to do. Everyone at Griffith treated me like I was part of the family rather than just a client. My accident was over a year ago. I did not have a car, but that didn't stop Mr. Griffith. He came to my house, sit down and talked to me. He and Sydney have checked on me to see if I needed anything and to see how I was doing during this whole process. Sydney is such a sweet person. She has kept in contact with me the whole time, making phone calls, just handling all the business. I don't believe I would have been as calm or able to cope as well if I hadn't had such loving people in my corner fighting for me especially Sidney. She is a real jewel. I would recommend Griffith Law Firm to anyone. They work as a team for you!! I can truly say that I am going to miss them. I hope that nothing like this happens again, but if it did, Griffith Law would be the 1st. I called.
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Posted by Nancy | December 9, 2017
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Review John Griffith
John handled my case in a very professional manner and kept me informed of progress as necessary. It was wonderful not to have to deal with the insurance companies and details of the situation. The accident could not have happened at a more stressful time in my life so it was a blessing to have someone take care of those details. A friend recommended John to me and I would recommend him to anyone. The staff was also extremely pleasant, courteous and helpful.
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Posted by Lee | October 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing experience with this man.
John is an amazing trial lawyer and beyond that, he is just one heck of a nice guy. He is a lawyer you are more likely going to mistake for a best friend. I mean this guy is so approachable and generous with his time. He makes you feel important, because to him you are important. The insurance companies really dislike John and that will make you like him even more. He is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College. That is kind of a big deal, like a really big deal. In short, that means he is one of the best lawyers you will ever meet and has honed the practice of trial law to a fine science. A must hire.
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Posted by Michael | July 31, 2017
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Great Law Firm
They were extremely knowledgeable and helpful through the entire mitigation. I definitely could not have gotten back from the insurance company without their help. Thank you to everyone at the Griffith Law Firm.
Posted by Vinnie | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John is an excellent Attorney!
John is an excellent Attorney! He is incredibly knowledgeable and truly cared about us and our well-being. John always kept us informed about the case. If we ever have another legal issue, John will be our first call!
Posted by Lisa | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, Caring and Compassionate
After being involved in an accident, I was referred to John Griffith by an attorney friend. What a blessing John was! He took the time to listen and was genuinely concerned for my well being. Best decision I made was hiring John and his staff!
Posted by Coleman Aycock | July 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
When Integrity Counts!
I could not be more pleased by the results achieved by working with Mr. Griffith! I never had to question whose interest he considered first - it was always "mine". My experience with this firm was "top shelf" and I recommend their services with full confidence.
Posted by Cheryl | October 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision EVER!
We lost our son in January 3rd 2014. In the aftermath, I could not think or begin to know what to do. Hiring John Griffith was the best decision I ever made. He took away the stress of worry on the legal end. He even gave me a grief counselor for my husband and I to meet and fully address our loss. He also put me in touch with other clients of his who had suffered the same type of loss earlier, and they could truly understand what we were/are going through. I am blessed to have had you John. Thank you forever.
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Posted by Kellie | October 6, 2015
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John Griffith
My husband and I were so very fortunate to have John as our attorney, he is truly a great guy and an amazing attorney. We were very blessed to have him in our lives and I cannot recommend him enough!
Posted by robin | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
highly reccomend mr. griffith
our experience with nothing less than excellent ! very pleased. he was always right there for us,making the process smooth and easy. very kind ,and helpful
Posted by Lynn | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Griffith
John, Jeff and their staff are extremely competent, professional, and sincerely care about their clients. John exhibited a high level of integrity and honesty from our very first conversation. I sustained a severe injury to my ankle; John was compassionate regarding my injury but explained the challenges we might encounter at trial. John kept us informed as we proceeded with preparations for my case; during each conversation John would let us know where we were at, what to expect (for example at our depositions), and what the next step(s) in the process would be. John's expertise allowed us to settle my case without going to trial; an outcome I was very pleased with. Thus, I am not able to speak to his trail skills.
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Posted by Matthew | August 11, 2015
Excellent experience
I had never had to use a personal injury lawyer before, but John and his team proved to be an excellent choice. I was referred to them by a friend and it was the best decision I had made. Every time I spoke with them, the first question was always "how are you feeling?" Hopefully I never have use another personal injury lawyer again, but if I do, Griffith and Roberts will be my first call.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • GriffithLaw
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Griffith & Roberts, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2016


  • 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

Legal Cases

  • Glessner v. Gatti
  • $102,276 Jury Verdict
  • Vernon v. Lynn Logistics
  • Verdict $422,278
  • Don Counts v. Lorenzo Smith
  • Verdict $1,400,000
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  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2008 PMI Seminar
  • 3 Big Mistakes Lawyers from Out of State Make When Handling TN cases
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (1)
Endorse Jonathan
Car accident Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and admired Jonathan for several years. He is a man of high integrity, consummate trial skills and has a zeal for representing his clients effectively and with passion. I recommend him without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Griffith is an exceptional trial lawyer in our community and highly respected by his peers in the profession. Would definitely recommend him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met John at a legal conference and enjoyed hearing about his approach to handling personal injury cases. If you look at his website, you'll see a treasure trove of information to help you. Articles, videos, free injury case guide, etc. All of this is to help you learn what you need if you are involved in a TN personal injury situation. If he takes your case, he will do a great job of guiding you through the process. I'm confident you'll enjoy getting to know John and you'll be impressed with his legal skills. John Watts"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Griffith. I had the pleasure of getting to know John at a conference where we discussed our experiences as trial lawyers. John is definitely as good as they come. He is always looking for different angles and ways to effectively communicate with juries, opposing counsel and the insurance company. John's experience and track record speak for themselves. His drive and willingness to constantly work for his clients and make himself better, make him a no-brainer should you find yourself needing an attorney for a serious injury case. John will bring his 'A' game!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Griffith is constantly looking for ways to better serve his client. His experience and knowledge assures that his representation of his clients will be always excellent. I confidently and wholeheartedly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heck yeah, I endorse this lawyer. He's an ethical, driven, like-minded attorney who I've been proud to know for many years. He is a fierce advocate for his clients and a above all, he is a good person who truly cares about the outcome for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"John and I attended Spence Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming together. Throughout the years I have kept in touch with John and followed his practice carefully. John's personality attracts people to him and he has the ability to be very personable with his clients. As a lawyer, I'd love to try a case with John someday just for the opportunity to learn from him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an exceptionally good lawyer. I have known him and worked with him for the past twenty years. He is compassionate, caring and vigorous in his representation of his clients. I have seen him coolly reject a settlement offer in the amount of $500,000.00 while a jury deliberated only to see the jury return with a verdict in excess of $800,000.00. John is an asset to the legal profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a Rock Star!!! He is very passionate about his clients and his methods get great results. If any of my family or friends get hurt in Nashville, John is on my short list for them to call."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. John is the attorney I want on my side."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"We've been on opposite sides of many cases and I know I will always face a prepared, smart and zealous lawyer when John is involved. He serves his clients well."
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