The law firm’s current partners are: (1) Harry Griff, a founding partner whose practice emphasizes divorce/family, personal injury and wrongful termination/discrimination law; (2) Doug Larson, another founding partner, whose practice emphasizes bankruptcy law, representing individuals and also serving as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for western Colorado; (3) Steve Laiche, whose practice emphasizes criminal law; and (4) Brad Wright, whose practice emphasizes business organization and commercial transactions. The law firm's associates are: (1) Erin Christie, who focuses primarily on representing consumer clients who are seeking bankruptcy relief and favorable settlement of IRS debts; and (2) Rob Zentner, who litigates business disputes and transactions.
One of the law firm’s historical philosophies has been to have partners whose practice areas complement, rather than compete with, one another, and that philosophy is reflected by the complementary areas of our current partners, making the law firm as diversified as possible for a moderately-sized six attorney firm.
The law firm is proud of its history serving the Grand Valley. Originally established in 1984 as Williams, Larson, Foster & Griff, two of the firm’s founding members, Tim Foster and John Williams, have moved on to careers outside the practice of law serving our community. After serving as the Grand Valley’s state legislative representative for several years, Tim served as the Executive Director for the State’s Department of Higher Education, and is currently President of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. John Williams served as the local counsel for John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel, and is now President of Gateway Corporation. Mr. Hendricks’ company is responsible for the development of the educational, cultural and recreational resort in Gateway, Colorado.
The law firm has always prided itself in attempting to provide the best faith legal guidance to our clients, to enable our clients to resolve their legal issues as efficiently and as cost effectively as possible, under the circumstances of each case. We recognize that there is an inherent conflict of interest between the client and the client’s own attorney, as a course of action that may be in the client’s best interests might not be in the attorney’s own self-interests. We take pride in making sure that our clients understand the different options available to them, and that we always recommend those alternatives which are in our clients’ best interests, not our own. We believe that the two things a client is most looking for in choosing an attorney are quality service in the attorney’s practice area, and good faith legal advice as to how to resolve the client’s legal issues as efficiently as possible.
Each partner has chosen to reside in Grand Junction, to practice law and raise our families in the Grand Valley, because we love the quality of life provided by the western slope of Colorado and eastern Utah. We passionately believe that we owe an obligation to contribute back to the area that has provided such a wonderful quality of life to our families. As a group, the law firm currently supports KAFM Community Radio, the Avalon Theatre renovation capital campaign, Mesa County Partners, and the United Way of Mesa County. As can be seen from each partner’s individual bio, we have each contributed back to the community in our own individual ways, as well.
We thank you for considering the law firm of Griff, Larson, Laiche & Wright for your legal needs, and we look forward to serving you in the future.