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Member Profile: Richard F. Griffin

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Kavinocky Cook
726 Exchange Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14210
Email: Click for email

Tel: (716) 845-6000
Fax: (716) -845-6474

NY Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Richard F. Griffin has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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With over 40 years experience in litigating personal injury and business cases, both for Plaintiffs and Defendants, Mr. Griffin understands all sides and aspects of the cases he mediates or arbitrates. He is known for his preparation, patience and persistence, and has a high rate of success.


  • Canisius College, BA 1954 (President, Student Council);
  • University of Buffalo, JD 1957 (Note Editor, Buffalo Law Review).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Panels for Mediation and Arbitration at American Arbitration Association
  • Mediator for Federal Court ADR Program
  • Mediator for New York Supreme Court ADR Program
  • Arbitrator for Dispute Resolution, Inc.
  • Active member ADR Committee Erie County Bar and New York State Bar
  • Adjunct professor, lecturer and seminar speaker on ADR at University at Buffalo Law School
  • Business First "Who's Who in Law" for ADR
  • Best Lawyers in America for ADR
  • New York Super Lawyers for ADR


$300 - $350 depending upon number of parties and locale


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Richard F. Griffin is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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