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Robert H. Griffin - Raleigh, NC

5420 Wade Park Boulevard#300 Raleigh, NC 27607

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Updated: 01/23/2023

Raleigh Insurance Law & Coverage Lawyer

Overview

Rob Griffin is the Chair of the firm's Trucking and Commercial Transportation Section, and also co-Chair of the General Liability Litigation Section. Rob has defended a wide variety of civil cases since 1986, and has been a member of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog since 1990. Rob now concentrates his practice in the defense of trucking and commercial transportation claims and lawsuits, including the investigation and coordination of investigations of such accidents prior to suit being filed...

Rob Griffin is the Chair of the firm's Trucking and Commercial Transportation Section, and also co-Chair of the General Liability Litigation Section. Rob has defended a wide variety of civil cases since 1986, and has been a member of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog since 1990. Rob now concentrates his practice in the defense of trucking and commercial transportation claims and lawsuits, including the investigation and coordination of investigations of such accidents prior to suit being filed. He also defends a variety of other types of cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.

Rob also has indepth experience and expertise in handling lawsuits, disputes and inquiries regarding insurance coverage, both commercial and personal. He is recognized as one of the leading authorities in North Carolina in the area of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Rob has litigated hundreds of these cases in his career, and has, on numerous occasions, spoken and written on these issues.

In his career, Rob has tried dozens of jury trials, and has also defended many bench trials and arbitrations. His clients in these trials have included major corporations, trucking companies, bus companies, municipalities/governmental entities, insurance carriers, and individuals.

The firm's General Liability Litigation Section and the Trucking & Commercial Transportation Section (both of which are chaired by Rob) are active in providing continuing education for our clients and prospective clients. Rob has led and participated in many programs and seminars given on location and tailored specifically to the clients' needs, including substantive legal issues, claims handling, prevention of accidents and litigation, document retention, etc.

Rob also maintains an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, the most prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Rob and his wife, Charlotte, are long-time residents of Raleigh, and have three sons, Zack & Davis (twins born in 1992) and Sam (1995). They are very involved members of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, where Rob has served as an elected member of the Vestry and as chair/member of numerous committees and programs. Between work, Church, and coaching/cheering his sons in soccer, basketball, and baseball, Rob also finds (some) time for running, reading, and the occasional round of golf.

About Robert H. Griffin

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law & Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking & Commercial Transportation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

Other Affiliations

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Trucking Law Committee (Member)
  • Harmonie Group Transportation Committee (Member)
  • N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, 2003 - 2006 (Board of Directors)
  • N.C. Bar Association Litigation Section, 2001 - 2004 (Executive Council)
  • N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys Marketing and Development Committee, 2005 - 2006 (Chair)
  • N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys Marketing and Development Committee, 2001 - 2002 (Member)
  • Durham County Young Lawyers Division, 1989 - 1990 (President)
  • Durham County Young Lawyers Division, 1988 - 1989 (Vice-President)
  • Durham County Young Lawyers Division, 1987 - 1988 (Secretary)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • The Harmonie Group, Board of Directors, 2018 - 2022

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1986
    J.D.
    Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Wake Forest University, 1983
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Vestry, 1998 - 2000
  • Stewardship Chair, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2001
  • Youth Committee Chair, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2005 - 2006
  • Newcomers Committee; Parish Retreat Committee; Technology Committee; Youth Christian Education Committee; Parish Discernment Committee, St. Michael's Episcopal Church
  • St. Michael's Parish Day School Board of Directors, 1998 - 2000
  • Duke University Medical Center Melanoma Support Group, 1996 - 1997

Classes and Seminars

  • "Recent Case Law and Developments in General Liability Litigation", CSH Seminar, 2003 - 2005
  • "A Walk Through a Defense Case", N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Advocacy Skills Seminar, 2003
  • "Nuts and Bolts of a Defense Case", N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys Rookie Seminar, 2002
  • "The Interplay Between Workers Compensation Liens and UM/UIM Coverage", CSH Seminar, 2002
  • Case Presentation, Southeastern Freight Lines Claims Litigation Partnership Conference, 2000
  • "Insurance Coverage and Policy Issues", CSH Seminar, 1997
  • “Trucking Law and Cases in North Carolina,” Ryder Trucks, 2005
  • “Motions in Limine/Jury Selection,” N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, 2005
  • Presenter – “High-Low Arbitration,” The Harmonie Group Trucking and Transportation Industry Seminar, 2006 & 2008
  • “Preparing and Presenting Your Damages Case,” Wake Forest University School of Law – Civil Trial Practice Seminar, 2008
  • Presenter – “Preparing the Truck Driver for Deposition,” The Harmonie Group Transportation Seminar in Phoenix, AZ and in Dallas, TX, 2009
  • Presenter – “In Search of a Fair Shake: Bifurcation of Civil Trials in Trucking Cases,” The Harmonie Group Transportation Seminar in Nashville, TN and in Atlanta, GA, 2010
  • “Common Evidentiary Issues,” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, 2011
  • “Working Together: Cost-Efficiency in Managing Litigation and Moving Cases Forward,” The Harmonie Transportation Seminar, 2011 & 2012
  • “Claims Evaluation,” Accident Evidence Evaluation Session, The Harmonie Group Spring Transportation Conference, 2012
  • The Harmonie Group 2012 Spring Transportation Conference, Event Organizer
  • “What’s Compliance Got To Do With It?” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, 2020

Achievements

Honors

  • Maintains an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Selected, 2016 - 2023

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Office Information

Address

5420 Wade Park Boulevard#300 Raleigh, NC 27607

Fax

  • (919) 863-3521

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • "Motions in Limine/Jury Selection", N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, 2005
  • "Trucking Law and Cases in North Carolina", Ryder Trucks, 2005
  • "Jury Selection", N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, 2003
  • "Damages: Personal Injury, Economic Loss, and Property Damage", Wake Forest University, 2002
  • "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in North Carolina", National Business Institute, 2002
  • "Anatomy of a Closed Head Injury Case: Defense Perspective", N.C. Bar Association, 1994

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