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Tim is licensed to practice law in Texas and California.  He speaks Chinese Mandarin fluently and is a military veteran. Clients find him down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and tenacious.  Click on the "Attorney Bio" link above for more information.  


Griswold Law Firm provides legal services in the areas of divorce and selective civil litigation cases.  Learn more by clicking on the "Practice Area" tab above.  


Read below regarding his firm philosophy:


Firm Philosophy 




The Taijiquan (太极拳)classics say that a person possessing the proper technique and energy can move one thousand pounds with only four ounces of force.  As a daily practitioner of Taijiquan, Tim has internalized these underlying principles and applies them to the practice of law.


As long as one possesses the right mindfulness, uses the right effort, and applies the right techniques, the soft can overcome the hard, the relaxed can overcome the tense, and the enlightened can overcome the benighted. 


This approach makes a big difference for clients because it saves them money while maximizing their chances of successfully resolving disputes.  




Although no attorney can truthfully guarantee a certain outcome, as sometimes the facts or the law, or both, may not fully support a client's position, Griswold Law Firm can guarantee that although we will always zealously advocate on your behalf, we will never use one thousand pounds of force at the client's expense to resolve an issue than can be handled with only four ounces of force.  


In other words, you can trust us not to unnecessarily increase friction and chaos at the expense of our clients and their pocketbooks!  While Griswold Law Firm intently focuses on clients' needs, we always maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty.




The law comprises a vast sea of information that is in a constant state of flux.  Success in resolving legal conflicts hinges on the mastery of details, both factual and legal, which an average lawyer might miss.  You can expect us to carefully listen to your needs and pay particular attention to the details of your case so we won't miss any important details. 




The law is by far not a perfect tool to resolve conflicts, but it is often the only tool available, and can be very effective if applied correctly.  The practice of law can be a noble calling when undertaken by those with noble mindsets.  While the goal of Griswold Law Firm is to use the law to promote harmony in society by helping clients overcome their legal hurdles, we measure success primarily by the long-term relationships we build with clients.



Chinese Speaking Lawyer and Military Veteran, San Jose and Milpitas
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