James D. Griffith



James D. Griffith provides legal services to individuals, businesses, school districts, municipalities, and hospitals. His practice focuses on effective solutions tailored to each client’s legal needs in practice areas that include business law, education law, municipal law, Indian and tribal law, commercial and financial litigation, and contract legal services for other attorneys.

Publications and Presentations

Unauthorized Practice of Law and Tribal Law, presented as part of Seminar on Unauthorized Practices of Law at State Bar of Arizona Convention, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Tribal Jurisdictions and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, ARIZ. ATT’Y, Mar. 2017, at 16-24.

The Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act: Self-Determination and Tribal Economic Development, ARIZ. ATT’Y, July/Aug. 2014, at 34-38.

Significant research and editorial contributor to: RANDY EVANS AND JAMES DUNSTAN, TRIBAL BROADBAND GUIDE: TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION AND TAXATION IN INDIAN COUNTRY (Native American Financial Officers Association 2013).

Claims “Arising Out of Contract” under Arizona’s Attorneys’ Fees Statute: Fact Patterns in the Case Law, 2 PHOENIX L. REV. 311 (2009).

Additional Background

Mr. Griffith was born in Illinois, but has lived in Arizona for more than thirty years. His interests include reading, history, and native culture and art. In law school, he served as editor-in-chief of law review.