Deborah Griffin

Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Alabama

Deborah Griffin is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. In September of 2015, Assistant United States Attorney Griffin began her 35th year as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice (DOJ).  She served as an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) attorney since its inception and for approximately 22 years thereafter.  She now handles what she calls “white-collar drug cases” and major fraud cases.  Griffin has served as the Deputy Criminal Chief, the Senior Litigation Counsel and the Office Mentor during her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.  She is a veteran trial attorney.


Griffin taught Trial Advocacy and Narcotics seminars for the Department of Justice for a number of years.  She also served as an Evaluator for the Department.  In 2013 and 2015, Griffin received Exceptional Service Awards from the National Association of Former United States Attorney’s.  She has received awards from the DOJ Environmental Section, the US Secret Service, the DEA, the FBI, and the Office of Homeland Security Investigations. Griffin has served as an Officer of the Mobile, Alabama Bar Association, Chair of the Criminal Practice Committee, and as a member of the Alabama Bar Grievance Committee.  Most recently, Griffin assisted in planning the DOJ’s first Synthetic Drugs Seminar for federal prosecutors, which was held in February of 2015.  She also taught at that seminar.  She spoke in March 2016 at a DEA “pill mill” training in Houston, Texas and will be speaking at the DEA’s Distributor Conference to be held in May of this year in Indiana.

In 2014, Griffin prosecuted the first RICO case that had been prosecuted in the Southern District of Alabama in 18 years, a major fraud case involving internet fraud, theft and the defrauding of numerous national companies.  That case resulted in the conviction of 20 defendants and in large forfeiture seizures and judgments.