Award winning San Diego Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Patrick Griffin was raised in a large family in a rural Montana community where he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. Mr. Griffin has won cases in every courthouse in San Diego County and has a long list of satisfied clients. Mr. Griffin has successfully defended cases ranging from first degree murder to driving under the influence. His success is based on the attention he gives to each and every client, his tireless work ethic and his knowledge of the San Diego court system. Mr. Griffin’s extensive criminal defense experience started at one of the nation’s top boutique criminal defense firms, Brown & Doherty, P.A. At Brown & Doherty, Mr. Griffin defended nearly every type of criminal case. Mr. Griffin authored numerous federal appeals, including an appeal from a capital murder trial where the federal appellate court vacated the sentence of two consecutive life terms and remanded the case to the trial court.
Mr. Griffin’s legal experience is not just limited to advocating for clients, he also completed a federal judicial internship with the Honorable James D. Whittemore, who has presided over numerous high profile cases, including the Terri Schaivo case. This position allowed Mr. Griffin an inside look as to how judges decide legal issues and what judges look for in legal writing and argument. This behind the scenes experience equipped Mr. Griffin with the tools and information on how best to persuade a judge.
Within a few minutes of meeting Patrick Griffin, I knew I wanted him to represent me. Patrick came off as passionate, driven, an attorney who would fight till the end for his clients. I’m so happy that I made that decision. My case involved “resisting arrest” and Patrick did a fantastic job defending me resulting in complete dismissal of the charge. Not only does he have the expertise and passion, he has also built relationships with the prosecutors and judges, which is very important in any criminal defense case. He has been attentive, friendly, and unlike several other lawyers that I have consulted made me feel that I was not to worry and that I was in good hands. Thanks again Patrick, you are a fantastic criminal defense attorney and in case I ever need legal help, you will be the man I call.
The judge that we drew to hear our son’s final case had a reputation of being very tough on cases like the one we were facing. We were very concerned that the verdict would be too harsh. The final day came for Patrick to stand up in court and speak for our family. Without any hesitation, Patrick demonstrated to the court his understanding of our son’s case, as well as persuaded the court to understand the case’s uniqueness. As soon as the judge walked in, he criticized Patrick’s request to see the case as being unique. The judge engaged Patrick in a back and forth debate that was gruesome; however, when the smoke cleared, Patrick was still standing on a foundation of the law that persuaded the judge to reduce the sentence 80%. At the conclusion the judge stated to Patrick that his arguments were most persuasive, eloquent, and a great representation of our son’s case. He commended Patrick for his performance.
Needless to say, we believe that Patrick earned every penny we paid for his services. We are very happy to have found him in this time of such need.
Patrick is AMAZING . He says what he means and means what he says. He listens to your concerns whole heartily and acts with compassion. Honesty is Key. Patrick is the difference we need in this world. Standing up for people who can’t or are afraid to stand up for themselves when put in a tough spot. Patrick , Thank You for Giving Gabriel and Myself Hope! Your Awesome in the Courtroom, Your Humble and Down to Earth . I Hope I Don’t Need You in The Future but If I Do Your the Man I’d Like to Have in My Corner
I am happy to write a review and recommend Patrick to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer. I was lucky that I knew exactly what kind of lawyer Patrick was before I even hired him because I was a juror on a DUI trial where Patrick was the defense attorney. It was my first time as a jurror and I wasn’t too thrilled that I had to miss work for a DUI trial. I never thought i would actually need a lawyer one day but I am glad I knew exactly who I was going to call. A couple things that stood out in the trial I watched were how much confidence Patrick had with the court rules and how much he seemed to care about his client. His closing argument was pretty emotional and most all of the other jurors made some sort of comment about how talented he is. We voted not guilty because the cop got caught in a bunch of lies and even put his client in a cop car with blood from the last person he arrested all over the back seat. My case did not have a trial because it was just a driving on suspended license case but I am more than happy with my experience as a client. If you are need talented criminal defense attorney I suggest you call Patrick. Thanks!
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