Venita Phillips has been working as a secretary/office manager in a criminal defense office since 1981. She worked with Steve Kelley, Attorney at Law, prior to his untimely passing in 1999. Mr. Kelley was a very prominent Criminal Defense attorney in Ellis County and North Texas.
In 1999, Venita joined the Mark D. Griffith & Associates team and has proven to be an incredible asset in every way. There is no client that walks into the office of Griffith & Associates that does to feel welcome and taken care of when they speak with Venita.
Griffith & Associates has a thriving criminal defense practice, and Venita keeps the office moving smoothly and efficiently at all times.
There have been clients, after their case is successfully concluded, who hug her and thank her for her kindness and her concern.
She is truly an asset to the Griffith & Associates Ellis County criminal defense team.
Jackie Junger is a member of our Team. She joins us with over 10 years of litigation experience with criminal and family law backgrounds obtained from working in Dallas County.
She is a graduate from University of North Texas with a BA in Psychology and became a certificated Paralegal attending Southeastern Paralegal Institute in 1991.
Away from work, Jackie is a Mom with two kids. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to fish and enjoys cooking. She assists the team in insuring that every case is ready at all times.
Katie Pettit came to us in 2017 with 2 years criminal defense experience in both Ellis and Dallas counties. She has a passion for helping people which makes her a valuable member of the team.
Outside of work, Katie is the mother of two very active children. When away from the ballfields, she enjoys boating and outdoor activities in general.
Her compassion and understanding ensures that she will always make our clients feel comfortable and cared for.
Bill Vansyckle, owner of Vansyckle Investigation Agency. My agency was started in 1981 and over 30 plus years we have handled thousands of criminal cases, which is our specialized field of Investigation, including 21 Death penalty cases. I have also successfully worked cases within the surrounding States and far away as the State of Washington and Oregon.
I look forward to my relationship with Griffith and Associates and defending the rights of their clients to the fullest extent.