About the Firm
Griswold Law solves problems across California
when drastic measures are required
- Appointed over 120 times in California courts within 15 different counties
- Consistently appointed as a health & safety receiver, partition referee, tenant habitability receiver, post-judgment receiver and rents/profits receiver
- Substantial experience taking control of troubled real estate assets, including houses, apartments, motels and failed developments
- Focus on hoarding, nuisance/drug activity, slum motels/apartments, illegal conversions and abandoned properties
- Appointed as receiver in business disputes to take operational control of business during litigation
Richardson “Red” Griswold
Richardson “Red” Griswold acts as a court-appointed Receiver and court-appointed Partition Referee in California. Mr. Griswold has been appointed by over 120 California courts in 15 different California counties, including appointments related to health & safety, rents & profits, post-judgment and partition matters. In addition, Mr. Griswold provides legal counsel and representation for receivers and partition referees in California, as well as acts as an expert witness in the areas of habitability standards and real estate management practices.
Mr. Griswold was the 2019 Chair/President of the California Receivers Forum and has served on its Board of Directors for several years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego chapter (San Diego Receivers Forum). He is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Courts in the Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California. Mr. Griswold earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and his law degree, magna cum laude, from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Mr. Griswold is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He currently co-owns a property management company in San Diego (Red House Property Management).
Prior to founding Griswold Law, Mr. Griswold sharpened his legal skills at several Southern California law firms focusing on real estate law, employment law and business litigation, as well as in the legal departments of the San Diego Padres and The Upper Deck Company. He also previously served as Vice President of a commercial and residential property management company.
Receivership Director/Sr. Paralegal
Jamie Eberhardt is the Receivership Director/Senior Paralegal for Griswold Law and is also a California certified paralegal. Jamie obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego Paralegal Program in 2011 with Highest Honors. Jamie has been involved with receiverships for over 9 years, combined with legal experience in civil litigation and public sector practice. She has extensive knowledge and first-hand experience with health and safety receiverships, as well as working on behalf of California cities and counties in filing receivership petitions. At Griswold Law, Jamie is responsible for communications with property owners, tenants, contractors, and City staff. She also handles most on-site property inspections, drafting of reports and legal pleadings, and the process for property sales and escrow. She is also an active member with the San Diego Hoarding Collaborative and the Orange County Hoarding Task Force. Both organizations work with various individuals involved with hoarding disorder in different capacities in order to identify and understand the difficulties with hoarding behavior, advocate for resources, and develop an effective approach.
Attorney Neil Sheaffer focuses on the representation of our receiver and partition referee clients. Further, Neil acts as a staff receiver on our portfolio of court-appointed receivership assignments, with a particular emphasis on our business dispute receiverships.
Neil is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United State District Court in the Southern District of California. Neil earned his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University and his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Prior to joining Griswold Law, Neil worked as an associate at a North San Diego County law firm where he focused on business law, real estate law and estate planning.
Katie Westendorf is a Certified Paralegal and Notary Public. Katie graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with an additional emphasis on Pre-Law studies. Katie moved to San Diego in 2012 and graduated from the University of San Diego’s Paralegal Program with her Paralegal Certificate. Katie also became a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2015. Katie has a wide variety of legal experience including but not limited to civil litigation, real estate transactions and account management.
Receivership Project Manager/Paralegal
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Griswold Law, APC
705 N. Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024
T: (858) 481-1300
F: (888) 624-9177
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