JAMES D. GRIFFITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW  

James D. Griffith | Curriculum Vitae / Resume

JAMES D. GRIFFITH
Associate Attorney
Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C.

Bar Admissions

Arizona, October 2011
U.S. District Court, Arizona, August 2012
Hopi Tribal Court, April 2014
Navajo Tribal Court, November 2014

Education:

Phoenix School of Law, Juris Doctor. 
Activities:
• Associate Justice, Judicial Council, Student Bar Association
• Law Review Development Committee
• Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix Law Review

Western Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts in History. 
Activities
• Cross Country Team
• President, Associated Students of History 

Work Experience: 

Associate Attorney, Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C., 3/14-present.

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:
• Advise and represent grant schools and school districts on education
   and employment matters
• Representation of employers before tribal labor commission
• Representation of employers in responding to EEOC charges 
• Representation of ranch property owners in litigated real estate matter
• Review intergovernmental agreements and contracts for school
   districts, charter schools, federally funded reservation schools,
   and municipalities


Managing Attorney/Member, Law Office of James D. Griffith, P.L.L.C., 2/12-3/14. 

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:
• Business entity formations, contracts, leases, negotiations
• Commercial litigation
• Wills, trusts, and probate
• Indian law


Independent Contractor,
 5/10-3/14. 

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:
• Legal writing, editing, and research
• Prepare and review entity formation documents and
   shareholder agreements
• Research and writing in Indian law
• Litigation support and trial preparation
• Privilege reviews / document reviews

Articles and Publications:


The Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act: Self-Determination and Tribal Economic Development
Ariz. Att’y, July/Aug. 2014, at 34-38.

Acknowledged for significant research and editorial contribution to:Randy Evans and James Dunstan, Tribal Broadband Guide: Telecommunications Regulation and Taxation in Indian Country (Native American Financial Officers Association 2013).

Claims “Arising Out of Contract” under Arizona’s Attorneys’ Fees Statute: Fact Patterns in the Case Law, 2 Phoenix L. Rev. 311 (2009).

“Trade Secrets: An Alternative to Patents,” Facts & Findings, official publication of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., Vol. XXIX, No. 1 (May 2002) and Vol. XXIX, No. 2 (August 2002) (two-part article on history of trade secrets law and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act).

“E-Trashing the Company: Free Speech or Cyber-libel?,” Facts & Findings, official publication of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., Vol. XXVII, No. 3 (February 2001); reprinted in The Digest, a publication of the Arizona Paralegal Association (July 2001).

Volunteer Activity:

Volunteer Judge, 2014 Annual Writing Competition, National Native American Law Student Association.

Volunteer Brief-Writing Judge, 2015 Annual Moot Court Competition, National Native American Law Student Association. 

Member, 2015-2018, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, State Bar of Arizona. 

Volunteer Judge, 2016 Annual Writing Competition, National Native American Law Student Association.

Professional Memberships:

Member, State Bar of Arizona.
Member, Navajo Nation Bar Association.

Member, Coconino County Bar Association.
Member, American Bar Association.

James D. Griffith, Associate Attorney
Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C.
100 North Elden / P.O. Box 10
Flagstaff, Arizona 86002-0010
(928) 779-6951 or (800) 514-6064
Fax: (928) 773-1312