Senior Litigation Attorney
Doug Griffin earned his juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1991, after spending his final year of law school as a visiting student at Indiana University School of Law. Doug earned his B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University prior to entering law school.
Doug has over thirty years of experience representing school districts and other public bodies as both outside and in-house counsel. As a result, Doug has extensive knowledge and practical experience of the inner workings of schools and other entities on a full array of matters involving education, special education, employment, discrimination, the First Amendment, other constitutional rights, and a full array of other issues. Doug has even authored books on School Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Doug is licensed to practice in Florida. He is a staunch advocate for students, parents and employees, and Doug acts with firmness, fairness and compassion.
Katz is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court He is a member of the elite “club” of lawyers who have actually argued before the Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, and 11th Circuits. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western District of Pennsylvania; District of New Jersey; Eastern District of Michigan; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; District of Maryland; and Northern District of New York. He has frequently practiced before OSHA, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the Railroad Retirement Board.
For recreation, Katz enjoys reading, constitutional and Supreme Court studies, and spending time with his wife, children, four grandsons, and their two small dogs.