Fearless Trial Lawyers
Griffin Durham Tanner & Clarkson is a trial boutique led by former federal prosecutors. We handle high-stakes matters for individuals and businesses in government investigations, catastrophic injury cases, and business disputes. Known for their skill, our attorneys have delivered time-after-time for their clients. And, when the other side has refused to resolve a matter fairly, our attorneys have tried — and won — major cases.
Fearless Trial Lawyers Who We Are
Big Firm Talent.
Small Firm Versatility.
We don’t shy away from a fight. As go-to trial counsel both during and after their government service, the founders of the firm have led high-profile cases involving conduct across the country. Our lawyers have handled federal investigations involving companies, executives, elected officials, and professionals. Our attorneys have also litigated cases with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. We specialize in white collar defense and high stakes civil litigation.
White Collar Learn More about White Collar
Our attorneys have represented companies, executives, professionals, elected officials, and other individuals in a range of white collar government investigations. Our experience includes cases involving wire fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, antitrust, computer trespass, cyber crime, defense procurement fraud, environmental violations, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, Small Business Administration (“SBA”) fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (“RICO”), and securities fraud. If you or your company are a subject of an investigation, have received a target letter, subpoena, or request for information by a law enforcement agency, our attorneys can advise and guide you through any white collar investigation.
We have represented individuals and businesses harmed by the negligence or intentional acts of others. We will aggressively hold accountable those who are responsible for injuring our clients. If the party who harmed you was the United States, you may be able to seek damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”). Our lawyers have secured tens-of-millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts by aggressively pursuing all responsible parties, including a record-setting $10 million jury verdict in a sexual assault-premises liability case.
Health Care FraudLearn More about Health Care Fraud
Health care fraud is a major national focus of government enforcement, focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. Our attorneys are well-versed in dealing with Department of Justice (“DOJ”) prosecutors around the country, including DOJ’s Health Care Fraud Strike Force. Utilizing both criminal tools (search warrants, grand jury subpoenas) and civil tools (civil investigative demands, administrative subpoenas, and inspection warrants), the DOJ has nearly limitless resources to pursue health care fraud investigations. We know how DOJ will try to prosecute a case. We can help design a strategy to deliver you results.
High-Stakes Business Litigation
Our attorneys have experience serving as go-to counsel for businesses and business owners in bet-the-company litigation. An opponent may say that they have claims against you. You may also have claims against them. We have litigated civil cases with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and are ready to represent businesses when the stakes are at their highest.
False Claims Act/Whistleblower
We have prosecuted and defended some of the largest False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases in the Southeast, totaling in excess of $100 million in settlements and judgments. Our experience is broad. We have represented the government, whistleblowers, companies, and individuals. Using our unique background, we are prepared to represent anyone involved in an FCA investigation.
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We have handled hundreds of appeals, including appeals to federal and state appellate courts. Our attorneys include two former federal Court of Appeals clerks, one of whom served as a DOJ Appellate Chief and on a national DOJ advisory group. We have the experience needed to advocate skillfully for you in any appeal.
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