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Firm History

Griffin Williams LLP was founded in 2011 through a partnership that included Patrick M. Griffin and Richard L. Williams.  These founding partners brought a complementary approach to the law, with significant experience in diverse legal contexts — including as in-house counsel, private practice, and for both commercial and residential clients. Both Messrs Griffin and Williams have a variety of experience in other venues as well, including organizational operations, commercial real estate, and homeowners associations.

Griffin | Williams LLP has grown steadily, and by 2017 had added 5 associates to its ranks.  In 2019, Griffin | Williams merged with the firm of Shearer and Agrella, bringing its company profile to more than a dozen partners, associates and support staff.

The firm continues to grow its outlook, practice areas and geographic reach.

Why Griffin Williams

High Quality, Experienced Legal Representation

The attorneys of Griffin Williams have decades of collective experience helping both businesses and individuals achieve their legal goals. Our focus is on assuring the best possible outcome for our clients, and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure we achieve that result each time.  Whether for business law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate or more — our goal is to earn your trust to guarantee that you count on Griffin Williams to be your Lawyers for Business and Lawyers for Life!

Local Presence

Griffin Williams is based in Geneva, Illinois — the heart of the TriCity territory of the Fox Valley Region, in Chicago’s Western Suburbs.  We have a very strong local, Chicago-area presence with a reputation for being one of the Midwest’s most capable small firms.  Our reach, however, extends far beyond our local presence, and we have handled cases spanning the continental U.S.  If you’re looking for a law firm with a regional identity and national capability, you’ve come to the right place in Griffin Williams, LLP.

Consistent Approach

The experience of our partners and attorneys at Griffin Williams enables us to follow the very best practices and legal standards to be expected of the finest legal representation anywhere in America.  When it comes to having the know-how to execute appropriate legal strategy on a consistent basis for our clients, our team scores highly.  Count on Griffin Williams to handle your employment, tort, property dispute, contract or other issues consistently and expediently.

Cost Effectiveness, Budget Conscious

At Griffin Williams, we understand that you may be wary about the costs involved with engaging our firm.  For that reason, we are conscious of the cost to you of the various legal paths we could undertake on your behalf.  We will always explain the options along with our expectation of the potential outcomes, and the time/costs associated with each possibility. We firmly believe that there are cost effective resolutions to any legal matter with which you may need our assistance!

National Reach

Our team at Griffin Williams has tried cases and settled legal matters coast to coast, and for businesses that are national and international in scope.  We are confident in our ability to handle your business and personal legal matters on any stage.