Marisa K. Beuoy

Originally from the Los Angeles area, where she grew up riding horses, Marisa likes to spend time outdoors and achieved a personal goal by completing her first Sprint Triathalon in 2012. An avid photographer, Marisa enjoys taking pictures of her favorite subjects –her two young children. Marisa participates in fundraising for the Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital and has served as a guest speaker at UCSB’s Global and International Studies Program. Marisa enjoys working with people to solve often complicated family law issues. She also represents clients on many different types of school law, business and civil litigation matters.


  • Partner, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP: 2009 – Present
    • Associate, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP: 2004 – 2008
    • Law Clerk, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP: Summer 2002

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Appellate Practice


  • California State Bar Association, admitted 2003
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association 2004


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, May 2003
    • Deans List, 2000-03
    • Emery Scholarship 2000-03
    • Comments Editor, SANTA CLARA LAW REVIEW
    • Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence, Dispute Resolution
    • Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence, Family Law
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • B.A. in Communications, High Honors, June 1999
    • Deans List 1996-99
    • Member, UCSB Honors Program