Meet Michael Griffith

Lawyer BooksAlong with his firm, ILDC, he works with the United Nations Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations in New York.

He is presently or has been a member of:
  • The Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Nassau County (New York) Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Suffolk County (New York) Bar Association
  • The Inter-American Bar Association
  • The International Association of Prosecutors
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Michael Griffith, Lawyer

International Criminal Defense Attorney

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Michael Griffith received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from John Marshall Law School. He was admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts in New York in 1973.


He is a partner of the International Legal Defense Counsel with offices in Amagansett, Southampton and New York City. He is an experienced International lawyer who has counseled clients in prisons abroad in over fifty countries in international criminal matters.


Mr. Griffith testified before the United States Senate as an expert witness concerning the promulgation of prisoner transfer treaties between the United States, Mexico and Canada and as the representative for the International Bar Association on this topic at the 1995 United Nations Conference on "Crime Prevention and the Treatment of Offenders in Cairo, Egypt. " He has also testified as an expert before the House Foreign Relations Committee regarding the treatment of American prisoners abroad. He has previously lectured before the International Bar Association on "Legal Problems of Traveling Abroad" and on the representation of Americans incarcerated overseas among other topics.



He has appeared as an international television expert commentator on a regular basis for Nancy Grace, CourtTV, and CNN among other networks.