Jim Griffin (Alex Murdaugh Attorney) Wiki, Age, Bio, Wife, Family, Salary, Net Worth
Jim Griffin Biography – Jim Griffin Wiki
Jim Griffin (born James M. Griffin) is an American trial and healthcare attorney. He is an attorney at Griffin & Davis LLC, a boutique litigation firm based in Columbia, South Carolina. He previously worked as a law clerk for a U.S. District Court Judge and assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.
Griffin is an accomplished trial lawyer and healthcare lawyer. Jim has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in civil and criminal courts at the federal and state level and representing healthcare providers in some of the most challenging of legal matters.
In his criminal practice, Griffin has been the lead trial counsel in a number of cases featured in national and state news publications, magazines and television programs. One of Jim’s criminal trials was broadcast on a popular television cable channel devoted to court trials, and his client was acquitted before a nationwide audience. Jim has also obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in civil cases.
He has extensive experience representing clients charged with federal crimes, such as mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage and securities fraud, public corruption, government contractor and procurement fraud, and criminal tax charges. He represents medical doctors, nurses, dentists and other licensed professionals charged with administrative violations.
In his healthcare practice, Griffin has been at the forefront of legal challenges facing healthcare providers. He was trial and appellate counsel for Tuomey Hospital in the landmark Stark/False Claims Act case, Drakeford v. Tuomey Hospital, 792 F.3d 364 (4th Cir. 2015). Jim also successfully challenged South Carolina’s Medicaid payment practices on behalf of a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, Genesis Health Care, Inc. v. Soura, 2017 WL 698610 (US Dist. SC 2017).
Griffin was one of the first attorneys in the Carolinas to advocate on behalf of physician groups for compensation from hospitals for providing on-call coverage in a hospital’s emergency department. He has arbitrated disputes between physicians and hospitals before the American Healthcare Lawyers Association. Jim also has extensive experience in False Claims Act litigation on behalf of both whistleblowers and defendants in cases alleging violations of Stark and the Ant-Kickback Act, as well as upcoding and other billing improprieties.
In addition, Griffin represents physicians and other healthcare professionals who are under investigation by the federal and state authorities. Recently, Jim represented an international corporation and its principal in a federal criminal investigation into marketing of DME braces. This investigation is known as “Operation Brace Yourself” and involved the extensive use of telemedicine to obtain prescriptions. Jim also appears frequently before the South Carolina Medical Board and other healthcare licensing boards on behalf of clients.
Griffin is a member of the American Association of Justice, the South Carolina Association of Justice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Claims, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and all appellate and trial courts in South Carolina.
In addition, Griffin has represented clients in federal and state courts in Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
In 2018, Griffin was honored by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates as the “Trial Lawyer of the Year.” He is currently listed as a Premier Healthcare Attorney and South Carolina Super Lawyers® has recognized him for five (5) straight years for his work in the area of civil defense. He is rated AV Preeminent for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale Hubbell.
Alex Murdaugh Attorney Jim Griffin
Jim Griffin is one of the attorneys defending Alex Murdaugh, the disbarred South Carolina attorney who is charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and youngest son.