Ryan E. Griffin
Ryan Griffin provides creative legal advice to, and advocates on behalf of, unions and working people fighting for economic fairness in an ever-changing economy.
Ryan Griffin joined James & Hoffman as an Associate in 2013. He has a particular interest in nontraditional approaches to labor organizing and strategic litigation on behalf of working people. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Griffin was a Fellowship Attorney at the Service Employees International Union, where he worked to extend and defend organizing rights and workplace protections for homecare workers excluded from the NLRA; to advance these workers’ interests in regulatory proceedings regarding the coverage of homecare workers under the FLSA and implementation of the Affordable Care Act; and to ensure a political voice for all working people by helping the union challenge restrictive voter identification laws.
Mr. Griffin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2010, where he served as an Articles Editor on the Minnesota Law Review and published the Note: Litigating the Contours of Constitutionality: Harmonizing Equitable Principles and Constitutional Values when Considering Preliminary Injunctive Relief Against State Action, 94 MINN. L. REV. 839 (2010). While in law school, he worked for the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Branch of the NLRB and as a public defender. Mr. Griffin received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 2003. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.