Jim Griffin Quoted on Implications of the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage


The article, titled “Companies in Texas, Nationwide Have no Choice But to Add Gay Marriage Benefits Without a Fight,” focused on how employers should proceed in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Employer concerns include health insurance, family and medical leave options, and retirement benefits for same-sex partners.

The article, citing Jim Griffin as “[highly experienced] on employment benefits and federal tax law,” noted that his advice to employers was simple: “Don’t waste your time looking for ways to defeat this. The Supreme Court decision is very broad. This issue is done. Make the changes and move on.”

Jim advises clients on legal issues involving employee benefit plans. He works closely with the ever-changing Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. In that work, he sees his role with clients as bringing simplicity to a complicated field so that the client’s employee benefit plan objectives may be satisfied. Jim has more than 28 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of employee benefit plan matters involving 401(k) plans, group benefits and incentive arrangements. He received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University and his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.