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Joe Griffith is a shareholder in the Dallas office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. As an accomplished litigator, Joe has experience in a wide range of health care, product liability, business litigation and complex commercial disputes. His trial practice is national, extending to both federal and state courts across the country. A Past-President of the Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Joe is a frequent speaker on issues relating to trial strategy and federal court practice.

Joe is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent (5.0/5.0) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In addition to his professional practice, Joe is a civic leader and has been involved in numerous bar association activities. He is an active leader of the Federal Bar Association on a local and national level. Most notably, Joe is a Past-President of the Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Nationally, Joe was recently appointed by The Honorable Gustavo Gelpi (D. P.R.) to serve on the Federal Bar Association’s Government Relations Committee.

By understanding his clients’ business objectives, Joe works with his clients to create and manage a strategic and cost-effective plan at the outset of business disputes. He has wide-ranging experience with alternative fee arrangements, which are tailored to fit the unique goals of each of his clients.

Following law school, Joe served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank Montalvo of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.



  • Secured complete dismissal of a multi-million dollar securities action involving allegations of federal and state securities violations and common law fraud brought against a national bank client in the Northern District of Texas (Dallas Division) filed by a Dallas-based independent bank at the motion to dismiss stage.  
  • Represented mortgage servicers in claims brought by borrowers alleging wrongful foreclosure, debt collection practices, deceptive trade practices s and other claims relating to servicing of mortgage instruments.
  • Obtained permanent and injunctive relief on behalf of client health care entity in lawsuit over lease of multiple facilities.
  • Defended national product manufacturer in class action involving claims of consumer fraud.
  • Representation of national bank lender in multiparty fraud and foreclosure claims with a receiver appointed.
  • Represented national hospital services company in injunctive proceedings regarding threatened closure of all business operations.
  • Defended national health care company on claims of conspiracy, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duties, and contract claims.
  • Represented a social media company in a multiple patent litigation case involving business methods used for personalized communication and marketing.
  • Represented leading medical device manufacturer in personal injury litigation involving device defect claims in multidistrict litigation (MOL).
  • Prosecuted and defended numerous claims involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of non-compete agreements.
  • Represented franchisor in lawsuits involving claims of breach of franchise agreement.
  • Represented leading mortgage servicers and issuers of mortgage-backed securities in multimillion-dollar repurchase litigation, investor disputes, internal investigations, and defense of borrower disputes.
  • Represented a leading medical device manufacturer and developer in multidistrict litigation involving product defect and warranty claims.
  • Defended a major product manufacturer in litigation against a component supplier involving claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence and fraud.
  • Represented former president and CEO of an international corporation facing accusations of engaging in a Ponzi scheme, fraud on investors, improper reporting, and other claims in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement matter.
  • Obtained temporary restraining orders, and temporary and permanent injunctive relief for numerous clients preventing the theft, use and dissemination of confidential and proprietary business information, intellectual property, and trade secrets by competitors, and current and former employees.°
  • Obtained dismissal by dispositive motion on behalf of a major medical device manufacturer against alleged violations of the False Claims Act brought by purported whistleblower.°
  • Obtained dismissal at motion to dismiss stage on behalf of a major pharmaceutical company against alleged False Claims Act violations.°
  • Obtained favorable settlement for nationwide health care provider against breach of contract claims with significant damages.°
  • Obtained judgment and negotiated favorable settlement of collection for surety company arising out of principal’s breach of indemnity agreement.°
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice on behalf of national transportation company facing various employment claims.°
  • Obtained favorable trial verdict for a national construction company facing a professional liability claim with significant exposure following a two-month trial.°
  • Defended an international company in a mass tort litigation brought by foreign workers alleging toxic exposure.°
  • Represented an international medical device manufacturer in a multidistrict litigation involving product defect and warranty claims.°
  • Defended a national environmental engineering firm in a significant professional liability and construction management claim.°
  • Represented product manufacturer in catastrophic burn-related personal injury lawsuit.°
  • Represented interstate motor carrier in accidents involving death and personal injuries.°
  • Defense coordination of and representation of major equipment rental company against major personal lawsuits across Texas.°
  • Defended national corporation in variety of personal injury claims in both federal and state courts throughout Texas.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Griffith prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2021
  • Listed, D Magazine, "Best Lawyers in Dallas – Business and Commercial Litigation," 2019, 2021
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2011-2018
    • "Up-And-Coming 100," 2017-2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Recipient, "Inaugural Bob Black Bar Leaders" Award, 2013
  • Merit Selection and Appointment Panel for Magistrate Judgeship, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • Selected, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, 2008
  • Selected, Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute Class, 2012-2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Past President, Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Graduate, Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute Class of 2012-2013
  • Member, Art's Leadership Arts Alumni Organization, Business Council
  • Member, Dallas Young Lawyers Association
    • DAYL 2008 Leadership Class
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Exes
  • Member, Texas Tech Alumni Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Mentor, Texas Tech School of Law D/FW Regional Externship Program
  • Member, Friends of the Santa Fe Trail
  • Member, Friends of Lakewood


  • J.D., cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • B.A., Government and Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Hon. Frank Montalvo, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas