Robert H. Griffin (Rob) is the Chair of the firm’s Trucking and Commercial Transportation Practice Group, and also co-Chair of the Civil Litigation Section. Rob has defended a wide variety of civil cases since 1986 and has been a member of Cranfill Sumner since the firm was founded. Rob now concentrates his practice in the defense of trucking and commercial transportation claims and lawsuits, including the investigation and coordination of investigations of such accidents prior to the suit being filed. He also defends a variety of other types of cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. 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. 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 N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals. He has also obtained defense verdicts in numerous jury trials in the motor vehicle, trucking, and commercial transportation suits. Rob has also been selected for several consecutive years for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®.
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