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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, estate planning, 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.  I know this to be true first hand, as I have studied internal martial arts since I was 14.  I have also internalized the principles underlying Taijiquan and apply 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 I can't guarantee a certain outcome, as sometimes the facts or the law, or both, may not fully support a client's position, I can guarantee that although I will always zealously advocate on your behalf, I 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 me to not unnecessarily increase friction and chaos at the expense of my clients and their pocketbooks!  While my 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 the average lawyer might miss.  I carefully listens to my clients' needs, and pays particular attention to the details of their cases so I don'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 my goal is to use the law to promote harmony in society by helping clients overcome their legal hurdles, I measure success primarily by the long-term relationships I build with clients.



Chinese Speaking Lawyer and Military Veteran, San Jose and Milpitas
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