D. Joe Griffith, Partner


Mr. Griffith, originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, has lived in the Lancaster area and practiced law with the firm since 1992. He received his B.A. degree in history and English from Marietta College in 1987. He received his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1991. While in law school, he served as a member of the University of Toledo Law Review.

Mr. Griffith's law practice focuses on litigation including, but not limited to, the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, construction law, business disputes, employment matters and eminent domain. He has litigated cases to successful conclusions where the amounts in controversy range from $10,000.00 to several million.

In recent years, Mr. Griffith has won jury trials in Franklin, Scioto, Athens, Morgan, Jackson and Fairfield counties involving utility company trespass, coal company negligence, negligent hiring and supervision of a teacher, negligent construction, breach of contract, and eminent domain, all with successful verdicts in six figures. He also has litigated disputes involving substantial settlements in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and medical and/or faculty peer review.

Mr. Griffith is a member of:

The Fairfield County bar association
The Ohio State bar association
The Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

He has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a National Civil Trial Advocate since 2004. He has been recognized by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2011 in the practice area of general litigation.

Mr. Griffith is a member of the boards of directors of Ohio Surge Baseball, Perfect Game Columbus and Lancaster Youth Travel Sports. He is a past member of the boards of directors of the Fairfield Heritage Association, the Fairfield County United Way Board of Review, and the Robert K. Fox Family Y.


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