J. Griffin Morgan


About Griff

Griff is dedicated to assisting individuals who are the victims of discrimination, who need assistance with problems arising from work or who have suffered a serious injury. He practices primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment, civil rights, and mediation. He has successfully represented victims of sexual harassment, gender, race, and disability discrimination. His workers’ compensation practice focuses on significant cases regarding physical injuries and occupational diseases, including mental stress cases. He has successfully represented clients on death row and at Guantanamo Bay.

Griff was a member of the founding class of the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C., created to train lawyers dedicated to civil rights. He originally moved to North Carolina as a union organizer and labor representative.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Mediation


  • North Carolina Bar
  • Antioch School of Law, J.D., Founding Class
  • Denison University, B.A.

Memberships & Advocacy

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Adjunct Professor since 1985, currently teaches Workers’ Compensation
  • Wake Forest University Babcock School of Business, Adjunct Professor (1986-1990)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Chair – North Carolina Chapter
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Board Member, founding Chair – Employment Law Section, Chair – Workers’ Compensation Section
  • North Carolina State Bar Workers’ Compensation Specialty Committee, former Chair
  • Legal education lecturer on employment law and workers’ compensation

Community Service

  • North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Board Member
  • Legal Aid Society, Board Member
  • North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Committee, Board Member
  • LIFT, Board Member


  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law and Workers Compensation (1997-present)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2023)
    • 2023 – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of AV® Preeminent™