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Beverly M. Griffor

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Attorney Beverly M. Griffor was first licensed in the State of Michigan and has since become involved in litigation and research nationwide.  She diligently represents the interests of her clients and personally works with each and every one.

Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a double majored Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Philosophy.  In each of her majors, Beverly sub-concentrated in both Criminology and Social Inequality.  She also graduated as a member of honor societies in all three of her concentrations.


Beverly received her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law after concentrating her studies on trial practice and procedure.  Immediately after sitting for the Bar Exam, Beverly began working as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Jackson.  She held this until she chose to begin her entry into private practice. 

As a private attorney, Beverly has successfully represented clients in criminal and civil trials, negotiated business transactions, helped troubled families, and advised clients in a variety of related matters.  She prides herself in her professional service and her ability to get clients the best results possible in their unique situations.

Beverly handles family law, criminal law, and other litigation matters.  Much of her work focuses on the application of scientific research in the courtroom.  This blending of law and science is very helpful in cases where there are custody disputes involving alienation, false allegations to evaluate, or expert opinions and testimony.

Beverly continues to be involved in continuing legal education to keep abreast of the latest legal new and theories.  In addition to her legal education, Beverly is a faculty member at Concordia University and in the Criminal Justice Department of Jackson College. Beverly is also pursuing her PhD in Psychology.  She is currently working on a study on child testimony and administering neuropsychological assessments at a local clinic.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
  4. Appeals: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%



Hourly ($175-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Jason B. Negri

    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.


    Jason Negri Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher Allyn Sevick

    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.


    Christopher Sevick Residential real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Collis & Griffor, PC

1851 Washtenaw Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI, 48197


MIActive And In Good Standing200708/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who: Female ExectivesManchester Who's Who2009
Trial ExcellenceWashtenaw County Public Defender2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorConcordia University2014 - Present
Managing PartnerCollis & Griffor, PC2013 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLorandos Joshi2011 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorJackson College2008 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Offices of Beverly M. Griffor2008 - 2011
Special Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyJackson County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtMember2012 - Present
Seventh CircuitMember2011 - Present
Northern District of illinoisMember2010 - Present
Sixth CircuitMember2010 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionPast Chair2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Juvenile Justice CommitteeCommittee Member2007 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2006 - Present
Eastern District of MichiganMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DeFrance vs. SlaterSettlement reached
Michigan vs. C. Troxellcase dismissed
Michigan vs. J. A. PerryNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Psychotherapy BulletinManifestations and Outcomes of Pediatric mTBI2015
Res Ipsa LoquiturThe benefits of parenting coordination2015
American Journal of Forensic PsychologyConsultation and treatment in high conflict and parental alienation cases2013
Michigan Business Law JournalThe Naked License: What Business Lawyers Need to Know to Protect Their Clients Against Trademark Abandonment2012
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Trademark 101: What a General Practitioner Needs to Know About a Trademark2012
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Jury Selection 101: How to Make the Most of Voir Dire2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Institute of TechnologyBusiness AdministrationMBAN/A
University of MichiganPsychology; Sociology; Philosophy minorBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Fielding Graduate UniversityClinical Psychology, Forensic and NeuropsychologyExpected Ph.DN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
29th Annual Symposium ACFPConsultation and treatment in high conflict and parental alienation cases2013
NSOSBCritical Thinking in Psychological Literature2012
From the Classroom to the CourtroomCriminal Justice2011
Panel DiscussionIndigent Defense2009
P.A.D. Meet and GreetStages of Juvenile Justice2008