About Robert H. Griffin
Rob also has in-depth experience in handling lawsuits, disputes and inq...
Rob also has in-depth experience 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. Rob has successfully defended numerous cases on appeal before the N.C. Supreme Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals. He has also obtained defense verdicts in numerous jury trials in motor vehicle, trucking and commercial transportation suits.
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, a prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached high 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.
*Cases or matters referenced do not represent the attorney's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results.
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
•The Harmonie Group 2012 Spring Transportation Conference, Event Organizer
•“Claims Evaluation, ” Accident Evidence Evaluation Session, The Harmonie Group Spring Transportation Conference, 2012
•“Working Together: Cost-Efficiency in Managing Litigation and Moving Cases Forward, ” The Harmonie Transportation Seminar, 2011 & 2012
•“Common Evidentiary Issues, ” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, 2011
•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
•Presenter - “Preparing the Truck Driver for Deposition, ” The Harmonie Group Transportation Seminar in Phoenix, AZ and in Dallas, TX, 2009
•“Preparing and Presenting Your Damages Case, ” Wake Forest University School of Law - Civil Trial Practice Seminar, 2008
•Presenter - “High-Low Arbitration, ” The Harmonie Group Trucking and Transportation Industry Seminar, 2006 & 2008
•“Motions in Limine/Jury Selection, ” N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, 2005
•“Trucking Law and Cases in North Carolina, ” Ryder Trucks, 2005
•“Recent Case Law and Developments in General Liability Litigation, ” CSH Seminar 2003, 2005
•“Jury Selection, ” N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys, 2003
•“A Walk Through a Defense Case, ” N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Advocacy Skills Seminar, 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
•“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
•“Anatomy of a Closed Head Injury Case: Defense Perspective, ” N.C. Bar Association, 1994
•Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation - Insurance (2016, 2017)
•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
Most Recent Posts
26 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
Twenty-six attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)....
28 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016
Twenty-eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016....
Fatal trucking accident involving alleged broker and shipper liability, summary judgment obtained
Fatal trucking accident involving alleged broker and shipper liability, summary judgment obtained...
Robert Griffin to Address Arkansas Trucking Seminar
Robert Griffin, Chair of the Trucking and Transportation Litigation Practice Group at CSH Law, speaks at the 2014 Arkansas Trucking Seminar....
Robert Griffin to Speak at Trucking and Transportation Seminar
Robert Griffin, the Chair of CSH Law's Trucking & Commercial Transportation and Motor Vehicle Litigation practice groups, will be a speaker in Nashville....
National Shipper Avoids Trial Involving Millions in Damages
Highlight: By persistent work to steadfastly guard the rights of the client, CSH attorneys were able to help a national...
Obtained a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of a punitive damages claim in a wrongful death suit in Alamance County
Rob Griffin (Raleigh) and Chip Campbell (Raleigh) obtained a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of a punitive damages claim in a wrongful death suit in Alamance County...