At the start of day 19 of Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial in the Colleton County Courthouse on February 21, 2023, Judge Clifton Newman scolded Mr. Murdaugh’s attorney Jim Griffin and compared him to Kyrie Irving, an NBA player, for sharing a link to a The Washington Post op-ed titled: “Alex Murdaugh trial reveals a sloppy investigation.” Attorney Jim Griffin was in the headlines in a lot of news after this event occurred. Naturally, his personal life was also dragged into the spotlight by the online media. Today, we will talk about his ex-wife, Catharine Garbee Griffin, and the relationship between the separated couple.
Meet Catharine Garbee Griffin, Defense Attorney Jim Griffin Ex-Wife
A partner at Griffin Davis Law, Jim is an accomplished trial lawyer and healthcare lawyer, who has more than 30 years of experience working with clients in civil and criminal courts at the federal and state level and representing healthcare providers in some of the most challenging legal matters.
In his criminal practice, Jim has worked as a lead trial counsel in a number of cases featured in national and state news publications, magazines, and television programs. One of Jim’s criminal trials was played on national television, and his client was acquitted before a nationwide audience. Jim has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in civil cases.
In his healthcare practice, Jim was the trial and appellate counsel for Tuomey Hospital in the landmark Stark/False Claims Act case, Drakeford v. Tuomey Hospital, 792 F.3d 364 (4th Cir. 2015). Catharine’s ex-husband also successfully challenged South Carolina’s Medicaid payment practices on behalf of a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, Genesis Health Care, Inc. v. Soura, 2017 WL 698610 (US Dist. SC 2017).
Talking about honors and achievements, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates honored Jim in 2018 as the “Trial Lawyer of the Year.” South Carolina Super Lawyers has recognized Jim for 5 straight years for his work in the area of civil defense.
Jim was admitted to the bar in South Carolina in 1987. For education, he went to Wake Forest University and received his BA in Economics in 1984. Jim received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1987 from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Talking about Jim and Catharine’s relationship, we don’t know much. Information about their dating life and marriage is yet to be extracted.
However, we do know that the two share three daughters from their marriage. They are Mary Lewis, Hope, and Cate Griffin.
Mary Lewis Griffin, 31, is a married woman. She is a clinical pharmacist at UVA Health and an employee at Pure Barre. Hope, who is also married, is a corps member at Teach for America. She studied at the University of Colorado Law School. Talking about Jim and Catharine’s third child Cate, she is also a Corps Member at Teach for America. A former counselor at The Tyler Place Family Resort, Cate studied at Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Catharine Garbee Griffin Relationship Status
As it stands today, Catharine’s relationship status, as of 2023, was not clear. However, it looked like her ex-husband, Jim Griffin, already has a new woman in his life. In the picture, Jim posted to his Facebook on May 2, 2022, which was taken at his son Marshall’s wedding, a woman was there holding Jim’s hand.
At the time of this writing, we were still unaware of the woman’s identity. We are yet to know if that woman was only a companion during the wedding or something more special.
Catharine Garbee Griffin Age
As per radaris.com, Catharine Garbee Griffin was born in September 1962. That way, her age was 60 at the time of this writing.
Where Is Catharine Garbee Griffin From?
Catharine’s Facebook profile revealed that she is originally from Montclair, New Jersey. However, she currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina.
What Job Does Catharine Garbee Griffin Hold?
Catharine Garbee Griffin is a lawyer whose areas of practice include premises liability, insurance defense law, products liability law, and real estate litigation.
Catharine is a partner at Baker, Ravenel & Bender, LLP, which is located in Landmark IV, 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 400, Columbia, SC 29204.
South Carolina-based lawyer was first admitted to the bar in 1987 in the State of South Carolina. She was a clerk to South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, from 1988-1989. Catharine’s memberships and associations include the Richland County Bar Association, John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court (Past President), South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney’s Association, and Defense Research Institute.
Catharine’s honors and awards include 2017’s Bar Register Preeminent Attorney–Listed Lawyer, 2017’s Top Attorneys in the Midlands, and 2017’s AV Preeminent Attorney.
Coming to Catharine’s education, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1984 from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Furthermore, Catharine completed her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987.
In her university days, she was in the Order of Wig and Robe and Dean’s List.
When Is Catharine Garbee Griffin Birthday?
Catharine Garbee Griffin celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of September every year.
Is Catharine Garbee Griffin On Facebook?
Yes, Catharine is on Facebook @catharine.g.griffin. Besides Facebook, she does not use any social platforms.