Richard Allen Griffin

Hon. Richard Allen Griffin
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Address: 540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988
Phone: (513) 564-7000
Fax: (513) 564-7097
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Current Employment Position(s):

Appointed 2005 by George W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Florida, 1978
Michigan, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1977

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1973
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Honors College

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, Peoples' Law School, Grand Traverse Bar Association, Grand Traverse Legal Secretaries Association, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Judicature Society

State Bar of Michigan

The Florida Bar Association

Grand Traverse Zoological Society
Past President

Federal Judicial Selection Committee for Western District of Michigan, 1991 - 1993

Ambassador National Cherry Festival

Grand Traverse Yellow Ribbon Committee
Past Chairman

State Bar of Michigan

American Judicature Society

Federal Bar Association

YMCA Youth-in-Government Mock Trial program
Former Chief Judge

National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
Former Ambassador

Past Employment Positions:
Michigan Court of Appeals, Fourth District, Judge, 1996 - 2005

Michigan Court of Appeals, Third District, Judge, 1989 - 1996

Read & Griffin, Traverse City, Michigan, Private Practice, 1985 - 1988

Coulter, Cunningham, Davison & Read, Traverse City, Michigan, Private Practice, 1981 - 1985

Williams, Coulter, Cunningham, Davison & Read, Traverse City, Michigan, Private Practice, 1977 - 1981

Legal Practice, Traverse City, 1977 - 1989

Hon. Ross W. Campbell, Jr., Michigan Circuit Court, Circuit Twenty-Two, Law Clerk, 1975 - 1977

Birth Information:
1952, Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America

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