ACCL Membership Directory

Harry L. Griffin

  • mediator and arbitrator, Griffin Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • 999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
    Suite 2716
  • Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Education

  • Undergraduate: A.B. Harvard College, 1957
  • Law School: Duke University Law School, 1963

Biography

Undergraduate: Harvard College, 1957  A.B.
Graduate:
Law School: Duke University Law School, 1963
Ll.B
After an active trial practice career of over 30 years, Mr. Griffin retired in 1999 from the law firm of Griffin, Cochrane, and Marshall, which he co-founded with Luther Cochrane and Bob Marshall in 1980.  Since retiring from an active law practice, Mr. Griffin has engaged exclusively in mediations and arbitrations.  While primarily mediating and arbitrating commercial and construction disputes, he has also been involved in securities, insurance coverage, wrongful death and other diverse disputes.  Mr. Griffin’s success in his “second career,” an ADR practice, is attested by selection by his peers for inclusion in US News and World Report ,”the Best Lawyers in America” and Chambers USA, “Georgia’s Best Lawyers.”

Professional Activities

  • American, North Carolina, Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations
  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Founding Fellow)
  • Board of Directors Emeritus, Construction Law Section-Atlanta and State Bar Associations
  • American Arbitration Association Advisory Committee for Large, Complex Commercial Cases Program
  • Approved Mediator and Arbitrator, Construction and Commercial Dispute Panels, American Arbitration Association
  • Panel Member, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (New York City)
  • Panel and Advisory Board Member-Construction Dispute Committee: Duke University Private Adjunction Center (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Panel Member, Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Master Emeritus, Beckley Inn of Court

American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association’s Construction Arbitrator Master Panel, American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Practical Construction Law, Federal Publications
  • Construction Briefing, Subcontract Risk Allocation: The Prime Contractor’s Approach, Federal Publications
  • “Book Review: Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process,” 1971 Duke Law Journal 1025.
  • What Can Go Wrong with Subcontractor Bonds,” Co-Author, Constructor, February 1993, at 40-42

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:

  • Over a hundred speeches to various educational, trade, and legal groups
  • Instructor, Construction Law, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1970-1980
  • Instructor, Construction Law, Colorado State University, 1974, 1976 and 1979
  • Lecturer, Construction Litigation Superconference
  • Lecturer, Practical Construction Law Seminar, Federal Publications
  • Lecturer, Masters Institute in Construction Contracting,Federal Publications

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:

  • Over a hundred speeches to various educational, trade, and legal groups
  • Instructor, Construction Law, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1970-1980
  • Instructor, Construction Law, Colorado State University, 1974, 1976 and 1979
  • Lecturer, Construction Litigation Superconference
  • Lecturer, Practical Construction Law Seminar, Federal Publications
  • Lecturer, Masters Institute in Construction Contracting,Federal Publications

Court Admissions

  • Trial and Appellate Courts, Georgia and North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court (Georgia and North Carolina)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th, 5th 6th, 11th & Federal Circuit)
  • U.S. Claims Court

Community Activities

  • Counsel and Co-Author (“Opportunity for Urban Excellence,” 1966) Crime and Health Committee,Atlanta Commission on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Board of Directors, emeritus, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Good Government Atlanta, Council on Battered Women
  • Member, Human Relations Commission of the City of Atlanta


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