Gerald A. Griggs

Attorney At Law

Foundation

The law is complicated and can be confusing to the untrained eye. Do you feel that you have been wronged but have no idea where to start? Gerald A. Griggs is an Atlanta attorney who is a servant of the people fighting for what’s right. Attorney Griggs is firmly dedicated to the fundamental principle that “We seek truth, mercy, and justice forever.” Attorney Griggs seeks to serve the needs of the community one client at a time.

Attorney Griggs is a 1996 graduate of Woodward Academy. He furthered his studies at Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University, where he received his BA in 2000. After his time at Emory, Attorney Griggs received JD in 2004 from the University of Cincinnati College Of Law, the fourth oldest law school in the country. Attorney Griggs began practicing law in the State of Georgia after passing the Bar Examination in the fall of 2004. Attorney Griggs has handled over a thousand cases over his legal career. Attorney Griggs is a well-respected litigator known for handling high profile cases. Attorney Griggs represented numerous clients involved in the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Trial, Georgia’s Longest Trial. Further, Attorney Griggs has handled countless high profile cases featured on Media Outlets such as WSBTV, ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, FOX NEWS, CBS, TV-ONE, and WGCL.

Community Impact

His most notable case, Jaheem Herrera, helped launch the National Anti-Bullying Movement and changed the Anti-Bullying Law in Georgia. Jaheem Herrera Case was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show in the spring of 2009. Since then, Attorney Griggs has traveled all across the country promoting the Anti-bullying movement. He was recently a featured speaker at Second Annual National Federal Partners in Bullying Summit in Washington D.C. Attorney Griggs currently tours the Metro Atlanta School Systems with the Hot 107.9 Bullying is Not Hot Tour spreading the Anti-Bullying Message.

Attorney Griggs is committed to community service throughout Georgia. He is the Second Vice President of Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP and the Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Georgia NAACP. Attorney is also the President Elect of the DeKalb Lawyer Association. Further, Attorney Griggs has worked in partnership with the SCLC, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Emerging 100, ACLU, The Urban League Young Professionals and numerous community groups that are committed to improving the community. Attorney Griggs was honored for his Community Activism by Congressman John Lewis during the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington D.C.

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