J. Griffin Morgan
“People deserve justice at work. It’s our job to make justice happen.”
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.
Since 1985, Griff has taught as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he currently teaches Workers’ Compensation. He is a former Chair of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He was a board member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, where he served as the founding Chair of the Employment Law Section and Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section. He is the former Chair of The North Carolina State Bar Workers’ Compensation Specialty Committee. He frequently lectures at legal education seminars on employment law and workers’ compensation.
Griff actively participates in community service, which is why he has served on boards for the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, the Legal Aid Society, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Committee and LIFT. He has successfully represented clients on death row and at Guantanamo Bay.
Born in Springfield, MA, Griff spent his childhood traveling throughout the United States and Europe. He 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 and helping individuals. Griff was active in the Civil Rights and antiwar movements. He originally moved to North Carolina as a union organizer and labor representative. Griff then became a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina. He then founded the firm of Morgan & Morton. In 1991, he merged his practice with Robert Elliot and other experienced trial lawyers. The new firm grew over the years and is now Elliot Morgan Parsonage. Griff is married and has two children, a son and daughter, and two grandsons. He enjoys traveling, running, reading and spending time with his family.
Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law
Contact & Credentials
J. Griffin Morgan
Phone : 336-724-2828
Fax : 336-724-3335
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Admitted : 1976, North Carolina
Law School: Antioch School of Law (J.D., 1975)
College: Denison University (B.A., 1972)
Achievements: Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law and Workers Compensation (1997-present), Recognized as a Super Lawyer and has Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of AV® Preeminent™, Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law (1985 – present) and Wake Forest University Babcock School of Business (1986-1990)