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Richard A. Gaffin - Grand Rapids, MI

940 Monroe Ave NWSuite 250 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Updated: 05/27/2021

Grand Rapids Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer

About Richard A. Gaffin

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Counseling


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inns of Court (Master)
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inns of Court (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Arbitration Association, Intellectual Property Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kentwood Economic Development Corporation, President
  • Kentwood Educational Foundation, Trustee
  • Kentwood Hockey and Skating Association, Former Board Member
  • Cherry Health Foundation, Board Member
  • Kentwood Educational Foundation, President


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1979
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1976
    Bachelor of Science
    Major: Mechanical Engineering


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Nuclear Plant Construction Litigation, Federal Publications, 1984
  • Computerized Litigation Support: An In-house Ally to the Medium-sized Law Firm, Computer Law Reporter, March, 1983
  • Author, Michigan Chapter of Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide, Wolters Kluwer

Office Information


940 Monroe Ave NWSuite 250 Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • 616-458-7997


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Included on the 2023 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Richard A. Gaffin on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property, 2005 - 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2006 - 2008
  • Michigan Best Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2015

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