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Richard F. Griffin, Mediator & Arbitrator, Buffalo, New York.

Richard F. Griffin

Kavinocky Cook
726 Exchange Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, NY, 14210
Tel: (716) 845-6000
Fax: (716) -845-6474
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master


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.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • 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

Rates Information

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

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