Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Judge Thomas B. Griffithspecial counsel to the firm and former judge on the DC Circuit, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), an independent organization that works to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve US law.
Griffith is among 31 lawyers, legal scholars and judges elected to ALI in December 2022 based on professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law. He joins 13 other Hunton Andrews Kurth colleagues who are ALI members.
A retired judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Griffith has been active in efforts to preserve the rule of law in the United States and other nations. He was a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States and frequently speaks and writes about the importance of preserving civics education and defending the US Constitution. Most recently, Griffith received a Lifetime Achievement Award from TheNational LawJournal and a Defender of Democracy Award from the Center for Election Innovation & Research.
Founded in 1923, ALI works to improve and clarify US law through restatements, principles and codes to promote the better administration of justice. Through a highly selective process, ALI members nominate eligible attorneys who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their area of legal expertise.