Senior Counsel

James Griffis has a passion and a talent for solving difficult legal problems for clients; he was voted a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine on several occasions and by 360 West Magazine in 2017 - 2020. 

With a practice concentrating on commercial real estate, James represents clients of all sizes in connection with commercial banking and real estate transactions, including development of real property, acquisitions and dispositions, commercial lease transactions, construction, and financing.

James also has substantial experience with corporate and business transactions and labor and employment law, which enhances the level of service he provides to clients.

James serves in several professional organizations, and on the board of directors and executive committee for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County. He and his wife Lindsay live in Fort Worth with their daughter and two Labradors.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas 


  • Bachelor of Arts, Millsaps College
  • Juris Doctor, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Publications and Presentations

Additional Highlights

  • Top Attorney in Labor and Employment Law by 360 West Magazine (2017-2020)
  • Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2006, 2007, 2009-2011, & 2013-2016, 2019-2020)
  • Staff Writer and Comment Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • Board Member, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County (2016-present)
  • Executive Committee, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County (2019-Present)
  • Board Member, Society of Financial Service Professionals – Fort Worth Chapter (2015-present)
  • Member, Real Estate, Labor and Employment, Corporate Counsel, and Business Law Sections, State Bar of Texas
Direct 817.870.8755
Fax 817.333.1175