After serving on the United State Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit from 2005, Judge Griffith stepped down from the bench in 2020. A member of the American Law Institute, Judge Griffith is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Currently he is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, a Fellow at the Wheatley Institute at Brigham Young University, and Special Counsel in the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth. Most recently, he was a member of President Biden's Commission on the Supreme Court.
Judge Griffith’s writings have been published by the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author, along with former federal appeals court judges Michael Luttig and Michael McConnell, of Lost, Not Stolen: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election. He also writes a column on the importance of the liberal arts in Humanities magazine.
Before his appointment to the D. C. Circuit, Judge Griffith was the General Counsel of BYU; Senate Legal Counsel, the non-partisan chief legal officer of the U. S. Senate; and a litigation partner at Wiley, Rein & Fielding. Long active in rule-of-law programs in former communist nations, Judge Griffith is a member of the international advisory board of the CEELI Institute in Prague.