Divorce & Family | Personal Injury | Wrongful Termination & Discrimination
Harry graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan, majoring in Sociology. He worked for two years as a counselor with a boys training school. He then decided to shift his focus to the law, and graduated from the University of Michigan law school, with distinction, in 1977. Following graduation, he worked for the federal government for four years in Washington D.C., first as a staff attorney for the Social Security Administration, and then as an anti-trust attorney with the Justice Department.
While with the Justice Department, Harry was drafted to the trial team litigating the Department’s anti-trust civil action against AT&T. When that case was in the process of settling, Harry discovered Grand Junction, Colorado, on a camping trip. It was love at first sight, and Harry and his family relocated to Grand Junction in 1981. Harry Griff was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is married to Joanie, his high school sweetheart, and has two grown children, Joshua and Jordana.
Harry is one of the founding members of Griff, Larson, Laiche & Wright, and his practice has emphasized divorce and family, personal injury, and wrongful termination/discrimination cases since 1984. The common thread of his three areas of emphasis is that he enjoys assisting individual persons going through stressful periods in their lives, whether family, injury, or employment-related. He believes that what his clients are primarily looking for is an attorney to assist them with their highly-personal legal needs who is not only competent to do so, but who will in good faith explain their options sensitively to them, and provide them with the best faith legal advice as possible, with his client’s best interests in mind, not his own.
Harry believes passionately in contributing back to the community that has been so good to his family. He believes that, just as you should leave your camp ground more pristine than you found it, you should leave your community a better place, as well. In the past, he has served on the board of directors for the Colorado Lawyer’s Trust Account Foundation, the Mesa County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Program, the Mesa County Bar Association, Mesa County Partners, the Museum of Western Colorado, Public Radio Station KPRN, Community Radio Station KAFM, Friends of Kulture and Entertainment for the Grand Valley, the Grand Junction Lions Club, and the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority, and was a volunteer Jazz programmer for KAFM. He has received the Colorado Bar Association’s Donald W. Hoagland award in recognition of his volunteer efforts in developing legal services to the poor, the Mesa County Association of Realtor’s community service award for his volunteer services to the community, and was recently named the Grand Junction Downtown Lions Club’s “2012 Lion of the Year.”