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Adrienne M. Griffis

Counsel


BIOGRAPHY

When it comes to family law, Adrienne Griffis has established a reputation as an attorney who helps her clients navigate highly sensitive and complex issues. Adrienne’s approach is simple – she is dedicated to giving each client the attention they deserve by listening and applying her experience as a family law practitioner to help them achieve the best outcome possible given her clients’ unique situations and needs. Her passion for understanding and helping others contributes to her approach to representing her clients throughout a divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, or guardianship matter, among others.

Additionally, Adrienne represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, real estate, contract, and probate and estate matters. Adrienne also has an active appellate practice and is experienced in representing clients with respect to appeals in numerous areas of law.

In addition to her law practice, Adrienne is actively involved in the legal community where she speaks and writes frequently on family law matters. For instance, she has presented continuing legal education seminars on topics including premarital agreements and ethics, and was a featured speaker at the Pulaski County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Seminar.

Adrienne is also actively involved with the Arkansas Bar Association, where she has served as Vice Chair of the Mock Trial Committee and is a member of the Family Law Section. Additionally, she is a member of the American Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas, and the William Overton Inns of Court.

Adrienne was highly regarded coming out of Baylor University School of Law, where she served as a senior executive editor of the Baylor Law Review and published an article, titled “Cyberbullying in Texas: Reform is Needed to Keep the Virtual Playground Safe.” Prior to commencing her legal career, she was a market research analyst for iGR, a market strategy consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Central Arkansas.

Outside of her legal career, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her husband Blake and their three dogs, CrossFit, and volunteering with various non-profit organizations.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Obtained custody of minor child for client in multi-jurisdictional custody litigation
  • Overturned divorce decree, which failed to properly value a business, on appeal
  • Negotiated equitable division of $10 million marital estate in divorce litigation
  • Successfully defended business owners in breach of contract lawsuit
  • Set aside an improperly obtained will through probate litigation

CREDENTIALS

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law (2012), J.D., Magna cum laude
    • Senior Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
    • Jerry L. Beane Excellence in Writing Award
    • Baylor Law Review Award
    • National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, Best Respondent Brief and Octofinalist
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition, Best Brief
    • Strasburger & Price Moot Court Competition Octofinalist
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Central Arkansas (2008); B.A. in Public Relations, Summa cum laude

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Mock Trial Committee
    • Vice Chair, Family Law Section
    • Member, Civil Litigation Section
    • Member, Real Estate Section
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
    • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Treasurer, Collaborative Family Lawyers of Arkansas
  • William Overton Inns of Court

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas
    • Highest score on July 2012 Arkansas Bar Examination
    • Certified Domestic Relations Attorney Ad Litem
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Community Involvement

  • Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Soup Sunday Committee Member (2012-2018)
  • Gridiron Cast Member (2018-present)
  • Member, All American Dachshund Rescue

Honors


  • Represented clients in child custody litigation
  • Represented clients regarding modifications to child custody
  • Represented clients regarding modifications to visitation with children
  • Represented clients in child support enforcement actions
  • Represented clients regarding child support modification
  • Represented clients in marital property division
  • Represented clients regarding division of business interests incident to divorce
  • Represented clients in spousal support litigation
  • Established paternity of minor children for fathers
  • Represented mothers in paternity cases
  • Represented clients in custodial parent relocation cases
  • Represented clients in emergency custody modification cases
  • Implemented property division pursuant to divorce decrees, including preparation of qualified domestic relations orders and quitclaim deeds
  • Drafted premarital agreements
  • Represented minor children as an Attorney Ad Litem in child custody litigation
  • Represented clients in breach of surrogacy contract lawsuit
  • Obtained guardianships of minor children for family members
  • Obtained guardianships of incompetent adults for family members
  • Represented clients in appeals of adoption cases
  • Represented clients in appeals of property division incident to divorce
  • Represented clients in appeals of child custody modification cases
  • Represented clients in appeals of spousal support awards
  • Obtained orders of protection for clients in domestic abuse cases
  • Defended clients in domestic abuse cases
  • Represented clients in will contests
  • Represented clients in probate and estate litigation
  • Negotiated settlement in trust dispute litigation
  • Represented landlords in unlawful detainer and breach of contract actions
  • Represented tenants in lease disputes
  • Defended small business owners in breach of contract lawsuit
  • Obtained clear title of clients’ homes
  • Represented clients in litigation regarding enforcement of premarital agreements
  • Obtained settlements from insurance companies for injured clients
  • Represented clients in personal injury litigation
  • Defended clients charged with misdemeanors
  • Represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings