Michael Griffith received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts in New York among other jurisdictions. For over 20 years he has been a member and or officer of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association.
He was a founding member of the International Legal Defense Counsel with offices in New York dedicated to representing Americans arrested abroad. He is an experienced international lawyer and has counseled clients in prisons in over 25 countries. He has a network of criminal lawyers in foreign countries who together with him coordinate in the defense of Americans arrested abroad. In the event of a conviction he can also assist with their transfer back to the United States.
Mr. Griffith testified before the United States Senate as an expert witness concerning the promulgation of prisoner transfer treaties between the United States, Mexico and Canada and as the representative for the International Bar Association on this topic at the United Nations Conference on “Crime Prevention and the Treatment of Offenders in Cairo, Egypt. ” He has also testified as an expert before the House Foreign Relations Committee regarding the treatment of American prisoners abroad. He has previously lectured before the International Bar Association on “Legal Problems of Traveling Abroad” and on the representation of Americans incarcerated overseas among other topics.
As an international criminal legal expert, he has appeared as a commentator, on a regular basis for Nancy Grace, Court TV, and CNN among other networks.