Labor and Employment
Real Estate Acquisition and Development
James E. Griffis


Mr. Griffis’s practice is primarily concentrated in the area of labor and employment law.  He represents business clients of all sizes in employment litigation and administrative proceedings in front of the Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Labor, Texas Commission on Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  He also regularly advises clients regarding issues affecting the employment relationship and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, ADAA, ADEA, Texas Payday Law, and Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.  Mr. Griffis has substantial experience in drafting and advising clients regarding non-competition, non-disclosure, non-solicitation, and employment agreements.  He also represents management in connection with governmental investigations, reductions in force, and various independent contractor issues.



  • Graduate, Millsaps College (B.A., 1999)
  • Graduate, St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Staff writer, St. Mary’s Law Journal (Aug. 2000 – May 2001)
  • Comment Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal (Aug. 2001 – May 2002)

Additional Highlights

  • Named as Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas magazine on numerous occasions
  • Named Top Attorney in Labor and Employment Law by 360 West Magazine (2018)
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth (September 2016 – present)
  • Board Member, Society of Financial Service Professionals—Fort Worth Chapter (2015 – present)
  • Board Member, Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development (2014 – present)