Prior to opening Griffith, Young & Lass, he worked as the managing partner of one of the largest family law firms in North County San Diego. John’s local family law practice has expanded quickly as his reputation for competent and ethical practice grows. John graduated from Georgia State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies and attended law school in San Diego at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. John is a veteran of the United States Army and served an enlistment in South Korea.
John has extensive trial experience in all areas of family law practice and specializes in complex jurisdictional child support and child custody cases as well as high asset litigious divorce cases. He also provides divorce mediation services and is often successful in settling high conflict divorces before they make it to the courtroom.
San Diego Bar Association—Family Law
North County Bar Association—Family Law
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
North County Family Law Specialists Group
Voted to Super Lawyers List, 2018
Certified Family Law Specialist
2016 National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award
2014 Top Contributor AVVO
Pro Bono Honors Recipient—Thomas Jefferson School of Law
2-Year Member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Competition Team.
United States Army Veteran
Recipient: U.S Army Achievement Medal; U.S. Army Commendation Medal; Korean Service Medal
In his free time John enjoys sports, skiing, and an occasional triathlon.