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Mr. Griffin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 17, 1945. He attended Tulane University of Louisiana, graduated in 1967. He is a 1970 graduate of the Wayne State University School of Law. Mr. Griffin was 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force between 1970 and 1972.


  • Genesee County Bar Association (past president)

  • State Bar of Michigan (past chairperson of the Negligence Section)

  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (past president)

  • American Bar Association

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers


  • Recipient of the 2001 Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Respected Advocate Award for Defense Counsel

  • 2007 Distinguished Case Evaluator of the Year from the Genesee County Bar Association

  • Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Defense Award from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.

  • Super Lawyers® 2007-2019

Mr. Griffin maintains a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Griffin maintains a general civil law practice, including personal injury law, mediation, business law, dispute resolution, and general litigation.

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