Jonathan Griffith practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. He graduated first in his class from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was a member of the Jere F. White, Jr., Fellows Program—a fellowship offered to one incoming law student each academic year. He also served as Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review; a Caruthers Fellow teaching assistant for legal research and writing; and team leader for the Center for Children, Law, and Ethics. Jonathan received 9 Scholar of Merit awards for earning the top grade in his law school classes, was awarded the M. Alan Stevens Award for excellence in business/tax law, and was elected by faculty and students to receive the Daniel Austin Brewer Professionalism Award.
After law school, Jonathan worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Karon O. Bowdre, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Jonathan lives in Vestavia Hills with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Caia and Isaac. Before law school, Jonathan and his family served as cross-cultural ministers in India and Costa Rica, where they had the privilege of serving at-risk children for nearly 10 years. He and Amy continue to serve on the board of directors of a non-profit that helps send indigenous missionaries to remote parts of Southeast Asia. They attend Shades Mountain Baptist Church and are actively involved in foster care ministry.
- Alabama, 2017
- Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Birmingham, AL, J.D., 2017, summa cum laude. Honors: Jere F. White Fellowship; Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review; 9 Scholar of Merit awards; Caruthers Fellow Teaching Assistant; David Austin Brewer Professionalism Award; M. Alan Stevens Award
- University of Georgia, B.A., Religion, minor in Spanish, 2003
- Alabama Baptist Children's Homes
- Church of the Highlands Prison Reentry Small Group
- Alabama's Use of Race as Predominant Factor in Redrawing Electoral District Lines May Constitute Racial Gerrymandering, 46 Cumb. L. Rev., available at https://cumberlandlawreview.wordpress.com/tag/volume-46/
- Ala. Court Determines Ga. Court Lacked Subject-Matter Jurisdiction in Same-Sex Adoption Decree Notwithstanding Full Faith & Credit Clause, 46 Cumb. L. Rev., available at https://cumberlandlawreview.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/alabama-survey.pdf