Andrew H. Griffin, III, B.A., J.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Griffin has been licensed by the State of California as an Attorney at Law since 1983. He is also licensed by the State of California as a Real Estate Broker. In dual roles as Attorney and Real Estate Broker, Mr. Griffin can ensure that the clients of Valle de Oro Financial Services, Inc. would receive the benefit of the alignment of the company’s legal experience and financial resources. Although he oversees all aspects of the company’s legal, financial and business strategies, Mr. Griffin focuses specifically on the legal, financial and business success of VDO's Clients.
Attorney Andrew H. Griffin III has dedicated his legal career to helping individuals struggling with financial hardship. Since establishing the Law Office of Andrew H. Griffin III in 1983, our founding lawyer has assisted thousands of clients with effectively navigating the bankruptcy process.
Before turning the firm's focus to helping individuals and business owners with Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Andrew H. Griffin III earned his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, in 1982. He then went on to serve as an adjunct law professor at Thomas Jefferson Law School, as well as becoming a licensed real estate broker in 1999.
A recipient of Volunteer Lawyer Program's Volunteer Lawyer of the Year award, Andrew H. Griffin III is a member of the California Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association and the Foothills Bar Association. Attorney Andrew H. Griffin III is bilingual — fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Griffin is a Deacon and the Church pianist at Iglesia Bautista de El Cajon in El Cajon, California.
Mr. Griffin has led the growth of Valle de Oro Financial Services, Inc. (VDO) since 2001. Having earlier transformed the Law Office of Andrew H. Griffin, III, a small business portal of which he was CEO, into a specialty finance company. Today, VDO is a provider of merchant cash advances and specialty business loan products in the U.S.
Bringing more than 31 years of leadership experience in both Legal and Real Estate services to his executive role at VDO, Mr. Griffin is a recognized thought leader in the specialty finance arena, and frequently sought out as a guest speaker on various other related roundtables.