Daniel "Danny" Griffith (dgriffith@jlpalaw.com)

Danny is a native of Cleveland graduating from both Cleveland High School and Delta State University. Danny then followed in his family's footsteps graduating from Ole Miss Law School and continuing a practice in Cleveland begun by his father, the late Ellis Griffith. Danny has now practiced law in Cleveland for over 25 years enjoying the highest peer review rating available for an attorney.  Danny has served as President of the Bolivar County Bar, Chair of the Government Law section of the Mississippi Bar and belongs to numerous professional organizations.   Danny’s governmental entity based practice has included service as school board attorney, public lands attorney and city attorney.  Danny serves as defense panel counsel with multiple public entity defense carriers.  His litigation practice focuses on state and federal civil litigation.  Danny has appeared as lead counsel in over 150 federal civil cases in the Northern District of Mississippi, primarily defending police officers, school teachers and public employers.   Danny has had the honor of arguing as lead counsel before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleanson multiple occasions.   A combination of this experience and coming from a family of attorneys with similar areas of practice has allowed Danny the opportunity to address bar and insurance groups on continuing education topics in the areas of civil rights and public entity defense.  His public entity practice also includes risk management lectures to public employees ranging from civil service workers to newly elected county supervisors.