Joseph P. Griffith, Jr.
Joseph P. Griffith, Jr. is a federal white collar criminal defense and False Claims Act attorney based in Charleston, S.C., and is a former federal prosecutor. Throughout his career, Griffith has handled numerous federal false claims involving ambulance companies, bank holding companies, defense contractors, hospice companies, medical equipment suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, nursing homes, autism spectrum providers, and more. He currently serves as chairman of the Qui Tam Whistleblower-False Claims Act Section of the Federal Bar Association of South Carolina. Griffith is the founding member of Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC, which focuses on federal white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act cases, and select business and personal injury claims. His clients include both publicly traded or private corporations, and/or their CEOs, COOs, and CFOs, who have been subjected to different types of white-collar or qui tam investigations, litigation and/or prosecutions.
Previously, he has worked on federal grand jury investigations, corporate internal investigations and federal court cases. He was also an Assistant United States Attorney in the South Carolina district for 12 years, where he prosecuted multiple white collar crimes and civil matters. He is a member of the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers®, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Griffith has also received an AV rating from Martindale- Hubbell® and a Superb rating from AVVO®, and he has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America® and as a South Carolina Super Lawyer®.
Griffith holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor degree from University of South Carolina School of Law. He has co-authored three books that were published by the South Carolina Bar Association: “Health Care Fraud and Collateral Consequences, Third Edition,” “Health Care Fraud and Collateral Consequences, Second Edition” and “Federal and State Securities Enforcement.”