Jonathan A. Griffith's Profile

Jonathan Griffith’s practice is varied, and includes litigation in various fields of law such as construction, insurance defense, and corporations. Additionally, Jonathan specializes in representing and advising churches and nonprofits. He provides outside general counsel for many businesses and nonprofits, and enjoys assisting them with formation, corporate governance documents, conflict resolution and reconciliation, contract drafting/review, religious liberties issues, and much more.

Jonathan graduated summa cum laude the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was a member of the Jere F. White, Jr., Fellows Program. 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. He was awarded the M. Alan Stevens Award for excellence in business law, and was co-recipient of 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 and three children. 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 his wife continue to serve on the board of directors of a non-profit that helps send indigenous missionaries to remote parts of Southeast Asia. They are actively involved in their local church and are licensed foster care parents.



Education

  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2017
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of Alabama, 2018
  • U.S.D.C., Middle District of Alabama, 2018
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Alabama, 2018