Recent News

November 2014
An official of the Federal Housing Finance Agency was found not guilty of two counts of threats to do harm to the agency's former Director.  The case was tried by Marlon Griffith in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Read article in the Wall Street Journal. Read article here.

Judith Wheat convinces a federal agency to mitigate federal employee's penalty from removal to 2 weeks of suspension without pay stemming from unauthorized use of a government computer misconduct.

June 2014
Domestic assault charges dismissed after presentation of the prosecution's case in District of Columbia Superior Court.  The case was tried by Marlon Griffith.

April 2014
Judith Wheat and Marlon Griffith selected as 2014 Washington D.C. Super Lawyer for Criminal Defense

Judith Wheat and Marlon Griffith receives top AV Peer Review Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbbell®

Ferbruary 2014
Martha Jo Wagner will be a speaker on a panel entitled, "What's Next After Windsor?" at the Midwinter Meeting of the Employee Benefits Commiteee of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment in New Orleans.

December 2013
Pediatrician sentenced to 18 months for possession of Child Pornography in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Client was facing a possible sentence of 57-71 months.  The case was litigated by Marlon Griffith. 

The law firm of Griffith & Wheat is one of the metropolitan area's premier litigation boutiques located in downtown Washington, DC.

PROVEN track record of delivering significant results inside and outside the courtroom for individuals and businesses throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia;

TRUSTED  by businesses, individuals, plan sponsors, and plan fiduciaries to provide knowledgeable counseling and tailor-made legal representation that meets each client's personal and business objectives; and

RESPECTED both locally and nationally by peers, judges, and clients for its effectiveness, professionalism, and ethical practices.

About the firm:

Griffith & Wheat, PLLC combines extensive litigation and trial experience to skillfully represent individuals and businesses in complex civil and criminal matters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our principals have over 35 years of high-stakes trial experience and have a proven track record of obtaining victories at trial in local and federal courts throughout the country. Our principals are Fellows in the highly selective national trial lawyer honorary society, Litigation Counsel of America™, and are listed as Washington, DC Super Lawyers. They are also recognized Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5 out of 5 and Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Rated Preeminent 5 out of 5 attorneys.

Our practice areas include:

            White-collar and General Crimes Defense   

            Civil Defense Litigation

            Federal Employee representation

            Employee Benefits

            Business Counseling 

Our attorneys routinely appear before:

  • District of Columbia Superior Court and United States District Court for the District of Columbia;
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virgina and states courts in Northern Virginia;
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland and state courts in Maryland; and
  • Arbitrations, mediations and other proceeding; and
  • Administrative agencies throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.





Office Location:

1050 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 496-4963