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Joseph P. Griffith, Jr. - Charleston White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer
Joe Griffith has 25 years of legal experience in federal and state court litigation. As a former federal prosecutor, Griffith has tried nearly 30 federal court cases, and his practice is devoted exclusively to litigation, with a concentrated focus on federal white collar criminal defense, as well as select personal injury and business injury claims.

In the white collar arena, Griffith has represented a number of public, private and non-profit companies and/or their employees in a wide variety of matters. In pre-indictment representation, Griffith works tirelessly to gather evidence and legal positions in an effort to persuade prosecutors to not indict a subject or target of an investigation. In the event of an indictment, Griffith has the experience and resources to aggressively defend the accused at trial.

In the civil arena, Griffith has both prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar personal injury and business injury claims. Joseph P. Griffith, Jr. has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating, is a member of the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, and has been chosen one of the Best Lawyers in America.

Contact Information:
Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC
Charleston, S.C. 29401
(843) 225-5563
(866) 386-6460 (Toll Free)
(843) 722-6254 (Fax)

Admitted to Practice:

  • All South Carolina State Courts
  • United States District Courts of South Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust Section
    • Criminal Justice Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Former Member of the House of Delegates
    • Criminal Law section
    • Environmental and Natural Resources section
    • Health Care section
    • Tort and Insurance Practices section
  • Charleston County Bar Association
    • Former Executive Committee Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


  • South Carolina
  • Washington, D.C. (inactive)


  • University of South Carolina (J.D., 1982)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.,1979)

Past and Present Community Activities:

  • Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
  • Roper St. Francis Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
  • United Services Organization Board of Directors
  • Charleston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Charleston Developers Council – Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Charleston Private Industry Council – Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Hibernian Society of Charleston Foundation – President, Board of Trustees
  • Hibernian Society of Charleston – Treasurer, Chairman of Management Committee
  • St. Thomas More Legal Society – President
  • Leadership South Carolina Board of Regents
  • Knights of Columbus
  • South Carolina Irish Historical Society
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Ask-A-Lawyer Program Participant
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Finance Council

Past and Present Business Boards:

  • Prestress Concrete, Inc. Board of Directors
  • South Atlantic Dredge Company Board of Directors
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Board of Directors
  • Republic Bank Board of Directors
  • Bank of Charleston Founding Board of Directors
  • Comsouth Bank Board of Directors
  • Carolina First Bank Charleston Advisory Board


  • Former Department of Justice National Advocacy Center Instructor
    • Criminal Trial Advocacy
    • Civil Trial Advocacy

Reported Cases:

  • Berkeley-Dorchester Counties Economic Development Corp. v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 395 F.Supp.2d 317 (D.S.C. 2005)
  • United States v. Billabong II ANS M/V Starr Evita, 2003 WL 21663141 (F.R.)
  • United States v. Corbett, 2003 WL 21086580 (F.R.)
  • Mason v. Potter, 81 Fed.Appx. 767 (4th Cir. 2003)
  • United States v. Todd, 2002 WL 31523465 (F.R.)
  • Blair v. United States, 2002 WL 1173588 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Bryant v. Peters, 2002 WL 1485303 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • United States v. Macalloy Corporation, 2001 WL 774319 (F.R.)
  • Hayes v. Henderson, 2001 WL 912684 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Hayes v. Henderson, 2001 WL 193625 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Dumont v. United States, 80 F.Supp.2d 576 (D.S.C. 2000)
  • United States v. Portrait Homes Construction Co., 2000 WL 1759390 (F.R.)
  • Snell v. Rich, 173 F.3d 852, 1999 WL 144637 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Brown v. Geha-Werke GmbH, 69 F.Supp.2d 770 (D.S.C. 1999)
  • Floyd v. United States Farm Service Agency, 139 F.3d 889, 1998 WL 130124
  • Steinert v. Gober, 32 F.Supp.2d 842 (D.S.C. 1998)
  • Knight v. Runyon, 133 F.3d 915, 1997 WL 796158 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Ojo v. George, 97 F.3d 1448, 1996 WL 558364 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Stone v. Andrews, 77 F.3d 471, 1996 WL 63003 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • Mattison v. Hawks, 67 F.3d 295, 1995 WL 541736 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • United States v. Prytz, 35 F.3d 557, 1994 WL 477831 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • United States v. Brown, 21 F.3d 425, 1994 WL 89799 (4th Cir.(S.C.))
  • United States v. Crews, 9 F.3d 1544 (4th Cir. 1993)
  • United States v. Prytz, 822 F.Supp. 311 (D.S.C. 1993)
  • United States v. Smalls, 8 F.3d 822, 1993 WL 421630 (4th Cir.(S.C.))

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