4.5 stars 10 totalReview John Griffith
Posted by Sean
As difficult as it is to go through a divorce the one thing I have learned is that at some point you are going to need solid advice from a sound professional. After trying my hand at self representation to get through the sticky portion of support orders, I knew I needed help. After interviewing a few other recommended attorneys, I decided to go with John Griffith and his team of experts. From day one I was blown away with their accuracy, care, attitude, and ability to ethically think outside the box with my case. John and his team are pros and not just looking to bill hours when and where they can. In a time where you feel like you can't trust anyone John and his team truly give you a sense of someone having your back. Divorce is never cheap, but John and his team had my financial best interest at heart in and out of the courtroom. As backhanded as it sounds, I hope I never need to retain their team again, but if so I will gladly do so knowing I am in good, capable hands of true professionals who care.
Posted by Scott
John represented me in a difficult child custody case. In the end, John helped me gain more custody and also identified some areas in which my previous attorney had failed to identify. The result of his representation was more custody and less support. John is great in the courtroom and presents himself in a very polished and professional manner! In addition to John, his staff is on it. His office team is very responsive to needs and make sure your questions are answered.
In addition to the great service, John is fair. He didn’t gouge me for every little penny. Instead, he charged me a fair price for the services he offered and even counseled me on a few things that helped me avoid additional fees.
I have recommended GYL to a couple of friends and would recommend using GYL if you find yourself in the bad spot of needing a family law attorney…
Posted by Rien
I was referred to this attorney by a dear friend who was going through a divorce, only he was the opposing attorney for that case. I could not be more grateful for this attorney. John is nothing short of amazing.
Posted by Talitha
I went from full custody from birth to 2014 to supervised visitations and then slowly only got my girls 2 times a month for the last 2 years. I'm a wonderful mother who needed help with alcohol abuse, admitted it and received treatment and went above what was required of me in court to prove my sobriety. My ex abused this power and was road blocking my relationship and communication with my girls. He had full legal and physical custody. I've had attorneys in the past that did the bare minimum but didn't give this case the voice it needed. I reluctantly hired John with the hopes that someone would listen and be the voice for the girls and myself and my other 2 daughters who lived with me full time. I knew because I had a substance abuse problem in the past that regardless of what I showed as evidence ; I wouldn't get the girls back. I was prepared for that IF AND ONLY IF I showed all my evidence and then that was decided what was in the best interest of the girls.
I had over 6 years worth of evidence that overwhelmed me to even look at. It's painful to read and relive the abuse and craziness of the past.
John took this case knowing that my request might be a long shot but believed in me. Agreed to make it a priority. Today, after 8 long hours- I won. I was reassured throughout the day every time john asked the questions of my ex and witnesses. He asked exactly the questions that needed to have answers. He left no stone unturned. I wasn't looking to keep my kids from their father-I fully agree that both parents need to co parent. However, it didn't matter if i was a perfect mother- my ex did not want me to have any custody. He wanted me to have 8 hours a week supervised. This was a typical what not to do custody dispute; words being thrown back and forth, accusations against me, lies and manipulation. Don't get me wrong- in your case you have to do the work. I had to make sure I met the deadlines asked of me, hand over everything I possibly could to help my case. I had to make sure that this 6 year nightmare some how made sense to an attorney. My fear was that he would take my money, do the bare minimum and call it a day.
However- John was honest, hard working and made my case heard. He spoke for my children who didn't have a voice. Today was the best day. Not only did we go back to 50/50, I also was awarded the capability to have final say in legal disputes when it comes to the girls health and well being. This is unheard of in many cases. I am speechless as to what happened today. I know it was the right judgement, my friends and family know it's the right judgement. John was honest yet firm. He literally covered everything in a timely manner. In writing a review, these words don't give justice to what I have experienced in a mere 2 months. His assistant, Danielle, was amazing with handling my overabhndance of emails. It is my pleasure to be able to write a review for this attorney. I believe he saw my hard work that I've done to get back on track, realized I shouldn't be punished as a parent, did the right thing. He was professional yet approachable. He definitely is someone that I would rate a 10/10. If you have any doubts about where to put your trust and obviously hard earned money- I give you my word; this is your guy. I have felt beaten for so long by this case and to feel justice done is invigorating. It's something I had faith in but didn't know if it was possible. Today- I get to tuck in all four of my girls and know I kept my promise as a mother to always have their back, never give up and fight for what you know to be the right thing. It's priceless when I get to show them that people fall but what determines their outcome is how they get back up. So- thank you to Griffith, Young and Lass from the bottom of my heart. I've been in tears all day because I feel free of this burden. I honestly feel you were placed in my path for a reason. Without reservation I would recommend this law firm to handle your case.
Posted by Paul
When I hired John Griffith I had no idea what the future held in store for me. I interviewed several attorneys and selected John because he was knowledgeable, honest, and showed deep understanding and compassion for my particular situation.
Over the next three years John guided me through the complex divorce process, always counseling me on the right action to take and the implications of my actions.
My ex-wife went through two attorneys, neither one meeting her expectations and both making mistakes which prolonged our divorce.
I have and will continue to enthusiastically recommended John as a fair and competent divorce attorney.
Posted by Move away x3
John has been my attorney for 3+ years guiding me successfully through a nasty divorce and continuing battle after . He is competent and honest and I strongly recommend him to anyone in search of a lawyer, in fact I have already given his number to two of my closest friends. Thank you John for all of your hard work and support, but most of all for the successes!
Posted by anonymous
If I could give negative stars, I would. When I hired John, he was full of promises. I should never have listened to his poor legal advice. He could not have cared less about me, my children or our financial future. I have had to go to other attorneys so understand what he allowed to be filed with the court. It's a disaster that more than one attorney told me makes no sense and has to be undone.
Posted by erik
Today my life has been forever changed. I am a very proud father of a beautiful 3.5 year little girl. I have been in an extremely high conflict custody case for 3.5 years until today. My new reality still has not set in. I feel so unbelievably compelled to write this review because it was quite a journey.
Before contacting John Griffith and Amy Lass, I had contacted and interviewed over 75 attorneys all over southern CA. Let me tell you, it was an absolute nightmare. The worst part is they all wanted a $50,000 retainer and said there was very little hope to win my case. Because of this, I was self-represented for the majority of my case. I was up against a “mother favored” system, crooked attorneys and professionals that seem only to be in their positions because they were forced… so it seemed to me.
I contacted Amy Lass outside of my court room because I saw her performance in a case just before mine and I decided to give it one last try at hiring an attorney. I’m glad I did! Today my ruling came out… I won my case!!!!!! When I hired Amy Lass, it seemed that I actually hired the entire firm! I went to court with a powerhouse team, Amy Lass and John Griffith, that were not only prepared but with the mind set to WIN! Amy and John lived this case with me almost as it was their own. The entire staff worked countless hours and left NO STONE UN-TURNED! Because of their diligence, I have my daughter and my rights. I don’t even call myself a client anymore, they are my friends that protected my family and fought with me, side by side. There was a lot at risk for them and me. No one want the risk before them and I am glad they didn’t. I didn’t just end up with the best law firm in California but I ended up with my daughter. This is the only law firm I would recommend.
Thank you Amy, John and the entire team for correcting my life.
Posted by anonymous
John Griffith is one attorney I would highly recommend. I'm not someone that's usually compelled to write reviews though felt the need to express my sincere gratitude if it could help others to not waste their efforts on the wrong attorney which can easily be done. He was smart, prepared, considerate and most important understood my objectives while giving me an honest opinion of what he thought needed to be done. He clearly laid out my options and was the only attorney after dealing with a few that I can say I completely trust in his knowledge and sincerity. Mr. Griffith was the attorney that finally finished my case by taking the reins in a no nonsense sort of way. Thanks again John Griffith, you exceeded all expectations and truly are a class act.
Posted by Luis
I meet john 2 years ago and after 3 years of litigation on an extremely difficult divorce case, at the time I was desperate, immediately after he took my case I started to see a big difference.
He is trustworthy, honest and very hard working. I only which that I had meet him sooner. I know it would have made a huge difference in how long it has taken for me to finish the case and a lot easier and less expensive- financially and emotionally-
I strongly recommend John Griffith; he is an extraordinary good attorney, very smart and sensitive to the needs of the person that is going through the trauma of a divorce.