James B. Griffin – Brown & Ortiz

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James B. Griffin

James-GMr. Griffin joined the team in 2007 as an associate attorney and has served as a shareholder of the firm since January 1, 2015.  Mr. Griffin specializes in environmental planning and permitting, economic development, municipal land use planning, zoning, and public law, development permitting, and government relations in San Antonio.  Mr. Griffin has been selected by Thompson-Reuters/Texas Monthly as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Land Use/Zoning Law in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Mr. Griffin and his wife Cecilia are the proud parents of two young boys, Holden and Gray.
james@brownortiz.com

Education

  • St. Mary’s University, School of Law – 2007
    J.D
  • Texas State University at San Marcos – 2004
    B.S. Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Leadership San Antonio, Class 39
  • Real Estate Council of SA Leadership Class, 2011
  • Scene in SA Monthly, Rising Star in the Legal Profession (Multiple Years)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Land Use/Zoning Law (Multiple Years)
  • San Antonio Young Lawyer Association – Member since 2007, Board of Directors, 2011-2013
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
    Environmental Law Section Chair, 2010-2012
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
    Environmental and Natural Resource Law Executive Committee, 2011-2014
  • Witte Society
    Steering Committee, 2011-2013
    Chair, 2013-2015
  • SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Committee, Real Estate Industry Representative
  • The Founder’s Council, Board of Trustees
  • Member of ULI, RECSA, San Antonio Governor’s Club, Rey Feo Consejo, San Antonio German Club
  • Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Olmos Park


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