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Beverly M. Griffor

Business Attorney at Ypsilanti, MI

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Beverly

Learn Beverly’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Start-up, mergers, vendor agreements, contracts, lease agreements and licencing.

  2. Estate planning
    You'd better stop procrastinating today. Planning your estate is much much easier when you're still active and cognizant. The less physically and mentally capable you become with age, the harder this will become to do, but it's no less urgent. Call

  3. Child custody
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Griffor today for a case evaluation.

  4. Divorce and separation
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Griffor can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

  5. Appeals
    Family, Criminal and Civil appeals.

  6. Criminal defense
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

  7. Family
    Family cases, including divorce and child custody.

  8. Intellectual property
    Trademark, copyright, etc.

Beverly M. Griffor is a lawyer, therapist, author, professor, non-profit worker, researcher, academic, mother, wife, gamer, comic enthusiast, anime lover, and all-around general geek. ​She sees her many roles as opportunities to provide service to people in need and bring happiness to their lives. She enjoys each and every one of these areas and feels as though each is an integral part of her. ​

Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a double majored Bachelors's degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy.

​Beverly received her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, focusing her studies on trial practice & appellate procedure. After law school, Beverly worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County in a grant-funded position and moved into private practice when the grant expired.

​As a private attorney, she is the Managing Shareholder at Collis & Griffor, PC, and prides herself in her ability to get her clients the best results possible in their unique situations. Beverly has successfully represented clients in family, criminal and civil trials, negotiated business transactions, real estate deals, and advised clients in a variety of other matters. Beverly also holds a Masters in Business Administration and uses her business experience to assist her corporate & business clients handle transactional matters, business formation, seeking non-profit status, planning, purchases, and legal compliance.

Beverly holds a PhD in Psychology, with concentrations in forensic psychology and neuropsychology. She has studied trauma, child testimony, and offender rehabilitation. Much of her work focuses on the application of scientific research in the courtroom. This blending of law and science is very important in cases involving custody disputes, sentence mitigation, evaluating the veracity allegations, competence, disability, and other areas. Beverly completed her internship with McCaskill Family Services and is currently providing therapy through the RIFN Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Joshua Kay. She has worked with the Research Institute for Forensic Neuropsychology since 2014 in various capacities.

Beverly currently teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses at Concordia University. Beverly's courses include a variety of psychology, criminal justice, law, and business classes. She led the development of the graduate level Family Law and Policy material and has been on Program Launch teams for the Ann Arbor and Wisconsin campuses.


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Collis & Griffor, PC
1851 Washtenaw Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

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Posted by karen | November 11, 2013
never do it alone, always get a lawyer
My first experience within the business world was horrible. I got burned. I had an idea for a unique doll and like many people before me, I trusted the wrong business/woman to help me create and manufacture her. I was devastated both emotionally and financially. I called Beverly. She met with me right away and gave me the peace of mind I needed. She immediately started working on my case. I was paid in full, 2 hours after the demand letter was sent! She also took care of all my copyrights. I would highly suggest Beverly to anyone starting out with a new business, never try to do it by yourself, let Beverly walk you through the steps. She is worth every penny you pay her.
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Posted by Rane | July 19, 2013
Hire and worry no more!
I hired Mrs. Griffor for a parenting time increase and objection to child support ruling. I have dealt with a couple lawyers before, so I get a little nervous whenever using a new lawyer. Mrs. Griffor was a great find! She was kind, she listened, and you could tell she wanted to help. I was filing for more parenting time and she took the case and owned it. She kept me up to date on everything that happened and I always knew what she was sending to the court or what the other party was saying to her; other lawyers I have dealt with never did this. In every interaction with me, or the other party, she was professional and kept a level head. Some responses from the other parties sounded mean or they were attacking me, her responses to them were always calm and fair. I can't tell you how much this helps when it comes to talking to the other side or dealing with the judge. After our win with the parenting time the other party filed a Motion for Reconsideration, Mrs. Griffor was instantly all over that. She had prepaired herself for the responses as she was calling me to let me know that they filed this Motion. I cant describe by message how impressed with or happy I am with Mrs. Griffor and what she does. If you are looking for someone who will watch out for your best interest, keep you up to date, and be there for you, then look no further. Hire Mrs. Griffor with confidence that your case will get the attention it deserves and that you have the best representation you can have. I hope that I never have to hire a lawyer again after my cases are done, BUT, if I do, I know where I am going.
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Posted by Randal | July 17, 2013
Got me back my boy
I have been in court for a while trying to get my ex to let me see my son, but she wouldnt. I worked with another lawyer who was ok but didnt do work in the area. I had seen Beverly in court and when she came onto my case it was much better. She was more of a partner and tried to get what I wanted without having to go into court cuz my ex presents real well when she talks to the judge with her lawyer. She woked with my ex and got me the time I wanted without making me go to court again.
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Posted by Elaina | June 19, 2010
In appreciation of Beverly
I would recommend Beverly without question. The ratings of trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable and kept me informed speak well the type of person she is. I have no regret for having chosen her as my lawyer. Although I'm a new client I have known her many years.
Posted by MAJ Dan | June 17, 2010
Great Client Advocate - Highly Recommended
Character, Honesty and Follow thru! As a 26 year military officer, these attributes are what I hope to find in dealing with professionals. Ms. Griffor exceeded the standards of customer service, sound counsel and excellent communication. She made a difficult situation easy to live with and she has my sincer thanks and respect.
Posted by Luke | June 17, 2010
Helped out my son
My wife and I hired Mrs. Griffor when my brilliant son was arrested for drunk driving. Not only did she make sure we all knew what was going on the whole time, but at the end she had charges dropped. She's a great lady and I recommend her firm to anyone!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Concordia University
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Collis & Griffor, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Lorandos Joshi
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Jackson College
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Beverly M. Griffor
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Jackson County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2007 - 2011
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  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • MBA
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan
  • B.A.
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lingam v. Lingam
  • Court of Appeals Affirmed
  • Eva's Bridal, Ltd. vs. Halanick Enterprises, Inc.
  • Affirmed
  • DeFrance vs. Slater
  • Settlement reached
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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Seventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northern District of illinois
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Sixth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Juvenile Justice Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Who's Who: Female Exectives
  • Manchester Who's Who
  • 2009
  • Trial Excellence
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender
  • 2007


  • Res Ipsa Loquitur
  • The benefits of parenting coordination
  • 2015
  • American Journal of Forensic Psychology
  • Consultation and treatment in high conflict and parental alienation cases
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Sheriff's Association: 2018 Summer Conference
  • Telemental Health in Correctional Settings
  • 2018
  • Symposium on Mental Health: A Michigan Perspective
  • Preparing for Expert Witnesses in Cases with Mental Health Implications
  • 2017
  • 29th Annual Symposium ACFP
  • Consultation and treatment in high conflict and parental alienation cases
  • 2013
  • Critical Thinking in Psychological Literature
  • 2012
  • From the Classroom to the Courtroom
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2011
  • Panel Discussion
  • Indigent Defense
  • 2009
  • P.A.D. Meet and Greet
  • Stages of Juvenile Justice
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had occasion to work with Beverly on a client matter. She impressed me with her breadth of knowledge and her insights. I recently made use of her services with other clients who needed separate counsel and was again impressed with her. Beverly is professional and personable, and I endorse her."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have found Beverly to be am exceptionally skilled and competent professional with an high interest in a beneficial outcome for her legal clients. Her background and education add to the skill-set that make her an asset to have on your side in any legal battle. With her focus on details and dedication I would highly recommend her to anybody in need of her legal knowledge and services."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Beverly is a knowledgeable attorney who is a strong advocate for her clients. She is able to see the "big picture" in family law cases, by helping to guide the client to make decisions that make sense for his or her children while still protecting her client's interests."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beverly makes every effort to advocate for her clients, and is well respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beverly is a wonderful family law attorney. She guides people through legal and emotional crisis. From property disputes, child support and custody battles, Beverly is well equipped to tackle her clients' legal issues."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Griffor is a hard working and dedicated attorney. She is up on the law and knows her stuff. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Beverly is hard-working and success-driven. Her experience as a prosecutor lends itself to her being an excellent defense attorney. I have known Beverly for several years and I highly recommend her!"
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