Richard E. Griffin
Richard E. Griffin joined Jackson Walker in 1995 as a partner in the Litigation section when he and the attorneys of his former firm joined forces with Jackson Walker. As a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has had the privilege of being lead counsel in major litigation in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. His trial experience includes commercial litigation, products, professional and environmental liability, industrial accidents, insurance bad faith, surety, aviation, premises, truck and auto liability, and major energy related litigation.
Mr. Griffin's memberships and professional organizations include the American, Arkansas, Texas, and Houston Bar Associations. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation, and Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He was appointed to the Federal Rules of Evidence Committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Griffin is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, The American Board of Trial Advocates, and is a Stalwart member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
While a resident in Arkansas, Mr. Griffin was elected to the Arkansas senate in 1967 where he served until 1971. In 1972, he was appointed to the Arkansas Department of Corrections by Governor Dale Bumpers and served in that capacity through 1984, serving as Chairman from 1978 until 1984. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the First State Bank of Crossett, Arkansas since 1974. Some of his civic and community endeavors include serving as president of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Crossett Airport Commission. He has been a speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars in Arkansas and Texas and remains active in the legal community of both states. Mr. Griffin currently serves on the Lone Star Flight Museum’s financial committee, which helped raise funds to move the museum from Galveston to Houston’s Ellington Field Airport. He also serves on the public affairs committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Houston Texas South Stake.
Mr. Griffin has been listed in Who's Who in American Law and Outstanding Young Men in America, and he is listed as a member of the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Business Litigation (2005-2006) and under Commercial Litigation (2006-2015). Mr. Griffin was named one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" by H Texas magazine and a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters. He was also honored by Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition as a "Super Lawyer in Business Litigation.
B.S. Public Administration, University of Arkansas
J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law