Joel Griffith

Director, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force



Joel Griffith earned his juris doctor at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, with a dual emphasis in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Federal Income Taxation; he is currently a member of the State Bar of California. At Chapman, he was a charter board member and treasurer of the Investment Law Society, served as a charter member and vice-president of the Chapman chapter of the California Republican Lawyers Association, and competed on both the mock trial and mediation teams.

Following law school, Joel managed an equities trading account utilizing market neutral strategies at Avatar Securities, LLC. As an attorney, he worked with Heideman Nudelman Kalik, PC in Washington, D.C., in international litigation and corporate development opportunities.

During the 2012 presidential primary season, Joel worked for a campaign as MI state field director, OH state operations director, and WA parliamentarian/assistant delegate strategist.

Joel was a research assistant for a former member of  The Wall Street Journal editorial board and a research associate for the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation. Most recently, Joel was Deputy Research Director at the National Association of  Counties. Numerous media outlets have featured Joel’s written analysis, including The Wall Street JournalForbes online, Investor’s Business DailyThe Washington Times, the Orange County Register, and Times of Israel. He also made appearances on Fox Business News.

Task Force Memberships

  • Tax and Fiscal Policy - Director
  • Authored Articles

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    Authored Publications

    • State of the States 2017 image

      State of the States 2017

      In 2017, 50 governors across America delivered State of the State or other policy addresses. These speeches included numerous economic policy proposals that will affect the states’ economic competitiveness. This …

    • State Tax Cut Roundup: 2016 Legislative Session image

      State Tax Cut Roundup: 2016 Legislative Session

      The 2016 legislative session ended with nine states enacting changes to their tax codes sufficient to qualify for the Tax Cut Roundup. Each provided substantial tax relief for their citizens.

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