C. Griffith Towle
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. with honors, 1986
- Business Litigation
- Financial Institution
- Franchise & Distribution
- Real Estate Litigation
- Class Actions
- Shareholder & Parternship Disputes
- Intellectual Property
Griff Towle is a principal in the firm and an experienced trial attorney. He represents clients in a variety of commercial cases, including class actions, franchise and related regulatory litigation, business and partnership disputes, real estate litigation, employment law matters, and intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Towle has successfully tried and arbitrated many cases involving franchise, partnership, contract and tort claims. In addition, he has substantial experience in mediation and other types of ADR.
Most recently, Mr. Towle has represented a Fortune 1000 energy holding company in a dispute with a municipality, an international staffing firm in a dispute with several of its franchisees, and the investors in a Ponzi scheme.
Mr. Towle is the former Co-Chair of the Franchise Law Committee for the State Bar of California and served on the Steering Committee of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division of the Forum on Franchising for the American Bar Association. He is the co-editor of the Franchise Litigation Handbook published by the ABA. Mr. Towle has also authored numerous articles and spoken on a variety of topics related to commercial litigation and issues involving franchising.
- State Bar of California
- American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
- State Bar of California, Franchise Law Committee (former Co-Chair)
- University of California, Hastings College of Law, Alumni Board of Governors (2007-2010)
- Certified Specialist, Franchise and Distribution Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization