Mr. Griego is a trial lawyer experienced in complex civil litigation and criminal defense. He has been honored by multiple state and national legal organizations, including awards for both California and National Trial Lawyer of the Year.
In 2010 Mr. Griego was part of the Janssen Malloy LLP legal team which obtained the largest jury verdict in Humboldt County history. In 1997, he began his legal career at Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles, representing major corporations in product liability, toxic tort, contract, intellectual property litigation, and class action lawsuits.
Mr. Griego relocated to Humboldt County in 2001, and gained valuable trial experience working as a Trial Deputy in the Humboldt County Public Defenders Office before becoming a partner at Janssen Malloy LLP. Mr. Griego has successfully tried numerous civil and criminal jury cases to verdict.
Mr. Griego attended the University of Arizona College of Law, graduating at the top of his class and with honors. (J.D., 1997, Summa Cum Laude (top 5%), Order of the Coif.) While in law school, Mr. Griego served on the law review and was elected Articles Editor for the Law Review where he selected and edited articles submitted from law school faculty throughout the country.
While on the law review, Mr. Griego also received an award for publishing the Best Student Note for the law review. See “The Great Writ May Once Again Deliver Justice to Arizona’s Most Deserving Prisoners – An analysis of Beam v. Paskett”.
In 1996, the Tucson Defense Bar selected Mr. Griego as the recipient of its Ethics Award, awarded to the student with the top grade in Legal Ethics.