Service

Service to the Community and Bar

Members of the firm serve their city, county, and state with distinction and have been well represented in the state and local bar associations. Our firm is proud of the academic achievements and honorary qualifications of its lawyers- all of whom are associated with recognized civic, industry, and professional organizations. These include:

American Bar Association (State and Local Government Section, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Litigation Section, and Young Lawyers Division),
ABA Standing Committee on Election Law,
American Society of Law & Medicine,
Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit,
Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce,
Cleveland Exchange Club,
Defense Research Institute (Government Liability Committee),
Federal Bar Association (Section of State and Local Government Relations),
Federalist Society of Mississippi (Board of Advisors).
Groundwater Management Districts Association,
Industrial Development Foundation,
Inns of Court (William C. Keady Chapter, Northern District of Mississippi),
International Society of Barristers,
International Municipal Lawyers Association (Counties and Special Municipal Districts Department, Litigation and Risk Management Section, International Committee),
Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys,
The Mississippi Bar (Government Law Section, General Practice Section, Technology Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee and Young Lawyers Section),
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association,
Mississippi School Boards Association/Council of School Board Attorneys,
National Association of Counties (Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee) ,
National Association of County Civil Attorneys,
National Board of Trial Advocacy (Civil Trial Advocacy Certification) and
World Jurist Association (National PResident, U.S.)
Griffith and Griffith also participates in the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program to improve our system of justice throughout the state.

Representative Clients

General Counsel for: Benoit School District, Bolivar County Board of Supervisors, Boyle Manufactering, Inc., Boyle Material Supply, Inc., Boyle-Skene Water Association, Boyle Tool & Die, Inc., Cleveland Medical Clinic, P.A., Gaines Oil Co., Inc., Griffith
Farms, Inc., Needle Specialty Products Corporation, Norma Lee Grain Co., Inc., North Ridge Corporation, North Ridge Corporation II, Rogers Entomological Service, Inc., Waterfur Corporation, West Implement Co., Inc., Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Joint Water Management District.

Local Counsel for: Insurance: American Justice Insurance Reciprocal, JWF Specialty Company, Inc., MS Public Entity Workers’ Compensation Trust, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co., Prudential Insurance Company of America, Sedgwick-James of
Mississippi, Inc., Titan Indemnity Company. Corporations: Rice Researchers, Inc., National Food Processors Association, Nomura & Co., Pacific International Rice Mills, Inc., Western Surety Co., Great Western Consumer Finance Group, Beneficial Mississippi, Inc.

Approved Attorneys for: Federal Land Bank of Jackson, Mississippi, Valley Ttitle Insurance Co., Commerce Title Insurance Co., Prudential Insurance Company of America, Equitable Life Insurance Society of the US, Federal land Bank of Cleveland, MS, Farmers Home Administration, Cleveland State Bank, Union Planters Bank, Magnolia Federal bank, National Mortgage Company, Deposit Guaranty National Banck, Cleveland Community Bank, SSB, Production Credit Association.