John T. Griffin

John T. Griffin: Attorney with Hall Griffin LLP
  • Partner at Hall Griffin LLP
  • 1851 East First Street, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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John Griffin is a trial lawyer and one of the founding members of Hall Griffin.

Mr. Griffin practices out of the firm’s Orange County and Walnut Creek offices, handling civil defense litigation matters in the areas of bodily injury, transportation, products liability, premises liability (including environmental and ADA claims), copyright and publicity rights, and construction litigation. Mr. Griffin understands every case is unique and each presents unique challenges. At the outset of a new litigation matter, he works with his client to develop an individualized approach for efficiently and aggressively defending his client’s interests. Utilizing this approach, Mr. Griffin has successfully tried, arbitrated, and mediated numerous cases over the course of his career.

Mr. Griffin began his career working for one of the then “Big Six” accounting firms, Arthur Andersen & Co. Later, after clerking for a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, Mr. Griffin went into private practice, ultimately joining the founding partners of Hall Griffin to form the firm in 1995.

Representative Matters

- Won a defense jury verdict for a security guard in a lawsuit alleging traumatic brain injury from an altercation with a patron outside a pub

- Won a motion for nonsuit following a jury trial on behalf of a transportation company in a lawsuit alleging debilitating spinal injuries arising from a motor vehicle collision

- Successfully defended a transportation company at trial in a multi-million-dollar case involving a tractor-trailer vs. motor vehicle collision in which the plaintiff underwent spinal surgery

- Won an arbitration award for a construction company asserting wrongful termination of a residential construction contract, and defeating the owner’s construction defect claims

Professional & Community Activities

- Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

- Orange County Bar Association, Member

- Building Industry Association of Southern California, Member

- University of Southern California Alumni Association

- Loyola Law School Alumni Association

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Bodily Injury
  • Transportation
  • Premises Liability, including environmental and ADA
  • Products Liability
  • Copyright and Publicity Rights
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714-426-9431  Phone
(714) 918-7000  Phone
(714) 918-6996  Fax
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.S., Business Administration-Finance, 1987
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School, J.D., Executive Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal, 1990
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1990, California
Birth Information:
May 7, 1965

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