On Thursday, October 12, 2023, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an order reinstating attorney James Lynn Griffith to the Missouri Bar. Griffith’s reinstatement follows a suspension imposed by the court due to his failure to pay taxes. In its order, the court found that Griffith had presented sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the matter was satisfactorily resolved.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of James Lynn Griffith,” with case no. 67901.
On August 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of Missouri released an order listing the names of attorneys suspended from practice in Missouri, and Griffith’s name appears on the said list.
Following the disciplinary action, Griffith applied for reinstatement and the court found that the same presented sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the matter was satisfactorily resolved. The reinstatement is effective as of October 12, 2023, and Griffith is once again authorized to practice law in the state of Missouri. This decision marks a positive development for Griffith and underscores the importance of attorney compliance with tax obligations.
The Disposition states:
“Petitioner’s petition for reinstatement following suspension-for-failure-tm pay-taxes sustained. Petitioner, having presented sufficient evidence that the matter is satisfactorily resolved, is ordered reinstated as a member of The Missouri Bar in good standing.”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Griffith is an attorney in Amity, Missouri. He acquired his law license in Missouri in 2015.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.