Beverly M. Griffor

Beverly M. Griffor

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Ypsilanti, MI

Collis, Griffor & Hendra, PC
 | 1851 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-827-1337
Fax: 866-827-1738
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Nonprofit Organizations (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Beverly M. Griffor is a lawyer, therapist, author, professor, non-profit worker, researcher, academic, mother, wife, gamer, comic enthusiast, anime lover, and all-around general geek. ​She sees her many roles as opportunities to provide service to people in need and bring happiness to their lives.  She enjoys each and every one of these areas and feels as though each is an integral part of her.  ​

    Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a double majored Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. In each of her majors, Beverly sub-concentrated in both Criminology and Social Inequality. She also graduated as a member of honor societies in all three of her concentrations. ​

    ​Beverly received her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, focusing her studies on trial practice & appellate procedure. After law school, Beverly worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County in a grant-funded position and moved into private practice when the grant expired.

    ​As a private attorney, she is the Managing Shareholder at Collis, Griffor & Hendra, PC, and prides herself in her professional service and her ability to get her clients the best results possible in their unique situations. Beverly has successfully represented clients in family, criminal and civil trials, negotiated business transactions, real estate deals, and advised clients in a variety of other matters. Beverly also holds a Masters in Business Administration and uses her business experience to assist her corporate & business clients handle transactional matters, business formation, seeking non-profit status, planning, purchases, and legal compliance. 

    Beverly holds a PhD in Psychology, with concentrations in forensic psychology and neuropsychology. She has studied trauma, child testimony, and offender rehabilitation. Much of her work focuses on application of scientific research in the courtroom. This blending of law and science is very important in cases involving custody disputes, sentence mitigation, evaluating the veracity allegations, competence, disability, and other areas requiring expert opinion. Beverly has previously worked as a therapist with Dr. Lauren Kachorek in Ann Arbor and with Complete Neuropsychological Services in Ann Arbor. Beverly completed her internship with McCaskill Family Services and is currently providing therapy through the RIFN Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Joshua Kay. She has worked with the Research Institute for Forensic Neuropsychology since 2014 in various capacities. 

    Beverly currently teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses at Concordia University. Beverly's courses include a variety of psychology, criminal justice, law, and business classes.  She led the development of the graduate-level Family Law and Policy material and has been on Program Launch teams for the Ann Arbor and Wisconsin campuses.

    About Beverly Griffor

    Admitted: 2007, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: https://www.collisandgriffor.com/our-firm/beverly-m-griffor/

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • This study utilizes moderation analysis to evaluate an archival dataset obtained from a state-affiliated sexual offender treatment program. Using scores from the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG) and the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) in conjunction with the Offense Variable (OV) from the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines, the relationship between risk, empathy, and offense severity was explored. The purpose of this study was three-fold: (a) examine the relationship of the VRAG scores to offense severity, (b) explore the relationship between empathy scores on the IRI and offense severity as measured by OV scores, and ( c) to determine whether any correlation found between VRAG scores and OV scores could be explained by empathy scores. First, an investigation was conducted exploring the relationship between offenders' VRAG scores and the severity of their first sexual offense. Next, the correlation between the offenders' scores on the IRI and the severity of their first sexually based offense were explored. Finally, the relationship between VRAG scores and offense severity was explored using empathy as a moderating factor. It was found that. affective empathy moderates the predictive relationship between assessed risk and offense severity, while cognitive empathy mediates it., Author, Empathy Influences the Relationship Between Predicted Risk and Offense Severity for First-Time Sex Offenders, ProQuest, Forensics, Probation/Parole, Rehabilitation, 2020
    • Presenter, Telemental Health in Correctional Settings, Michigan Sheriff's Association: 2018 Summer Conference, Lansing, MI., 2018
    • Presenter, Preparing for Expert Witnesses in Cases with Mental Health Implications, Western Michigan Cooley, Mental Health: A Michigan Perspective, 2017
    • Author, Manifestations and Outcomes of Pediatric mTBI, Psychotherapy Bulletin, 2015
    • Co-Author, The Benefits of Parenting Coordination, Res Ipsa Loquitur, 2015
    • Author, The Naked License: What Business Lawyers Need to Know to Protect Their Clients Against Trademark Abandonment, Michigan Business Law Journal, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • PhD Clinical Forensic Neuropsychology, 2020
    • Masters Degree: Experimental Psychology, 2017
    • Masters Degree: Clinical Psychology, 2016
    • Masters of Business Administaration, 2013
    • Juris Doctor, 2007
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    Office Location for Beverly M. Griffor

    1851 Washtenaw
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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    Last Updated: 4/23/2021

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