Ms. Margaret M. Grignon
Grignon Law Firm LLP
6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Type of Case: Civil and Criminal
Admitted to practice:
5th Circuit, 8th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 10th Circuit, 11th Circuit, Federal
Justice Margaret M. Grignon (Ret.) is a partner in the firm. She is retired from the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Five, where she spent 14 years and authored in excess of 2,230 opinions, more than 160 of which have been published. Her work as an appellate practitioner has produced multiple precedential opinions from the state and federal courts, and resulted in her being named one of the Top Women Lawyers in California for 2010, 2013 and 2015 and rated in Band 1 by Chambers for Appellate Litigation in California. Margaret has considerable expertise in arbitration and mediation, business, employment, financial institutions, government/municipal, health care, insurance, intellectual property, product liability and pharmaceutical, professional responsibility, real estate, tax and tort law.
Margaret is the Immediate Past President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a Board Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a member of the California Women Lawyers Association and the National Association of Women Judges, and a member and former Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. She has authored numerous articles on tax, business and appellate law, and is a frequent lecturer at education programs for judges and attorneys. Margaret continues to be active in the administration of the judicial system, and regularly serves as a judge of various law school moot court competitions; and is a consultant for continuing legal education publications.
Recognized as an excellent settlement judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court, Margaret continued to settle many cases on the Court of Appeal. After 20 years on the bench, Margaret returned to private practice where in addition to appellate law, she continued to employ her judicial skills as a well-respected mediator and arbitrator in a wide variety of practice areas, including business/commercial, complex litigation, employment, insurance, health care, legal and medical malpractice, and personal injury. As an appellate expert, she has worked to settle cases pending on appeal, acted as an appellate arbitrator, and sat frequently as a mock appellate justice for appellate moot courts.
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