Member Profile: Richard F. Griffin

Richard F. Griffin
Kavinocky Cook
726 Exchange Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14210
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Tel: (716) 845-6000
Fax: (716) -845-6474

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ADR Services Include:

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


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

Civil Rights
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Family Businesses
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



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


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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