Monday Profile- Beverly Griffor

Beverly M. Griffor, an attorney with Griffor Legal, PC in Ypsilanti, is involved in litigation and research nationwide. The former Jackson County assistant prosecuting attorney focuses much of her work on the application of scientific research in the courtroom. She represents clients in criminal and civil trials, negotiates business transactions and helps clients handle business formation, non-profit status applications, planning, purchases, and legal compliance.

Griffor graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major in psychology and sociology. In addition to her Juris Doctor, she has an MBA in marketing and legal compliance and is pursuing a Ph.D. in forensic neuropsychology.

By Jo Mathis

Legal News

Residence: Ann Arbor.

Currently reading ... "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain" by António R. Damásio.

My mother always told me ... Treat everyone the way that you would want to be treated.

What is your most treasured material possession? My wedding ring.

If you weren't a lawyer, what would you be? I would be a psychologist. I have always been fascinated by the human mind.

Favorite local hangouts: The Village Pub, Fun 4 All, and the arboretum--my boys love the arboretum!

What's your greatest achievement? My family is my greatest achievement. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and we have been married now for almost 10 years. We have two wonderful and happy little boys--we couldn't ask for more.

What is something most people don't know about you? I am a huge fan of Anime, and an avid gamer.

If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be? Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gordon Ramsay and Hayao Miyazaki. I imagine the conversation would be very interesting!

Who is your favorite character of fiction? The Doctor (The Tenth Doctor, to be more specific), followed closely by River Tam and Kara Thrace.

Favorite movie: "Lord of the Rings" (all of them) and "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind."

Favorite law-related movie: How do you go wrong with "My Cousin Vinny?"

How and why did you become such a Japnophile? It started with Nausicaa and Mononoke as a little girl, I rediscovered my love for the style in college.

What is your motto? Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like nobody's watching!

Where would you like to be when you're 90? As long as I am with family and friends, it doesn't matter where I am.

Published: Mon, Aug 5, 2013

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