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Charles E. Griffin Appointed to the Insurance Roundtable Steering Committee for DRI

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Charles E. Griffin has been appointed to serve on the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) insurance roundtable steering committee.

The work of the insurance roundtable steering committee is vital to the continued growth of DRI, and the future success of the organization is dependent in large part on the vision, energy and focus of its volunteers to this committee.

“This is a great opportunity for Charles.” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “His selection is a testament to his leadership, experience and longstanding service to clients, the insurance industry and our profession.”

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to 29 committees that develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. A number of the committees also have specialized litigation groups that focus on specific areas of practice.

DRI has a database of more than 65,000 experts, renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts for its network of 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners.

Griffin is experienced in complex litigation and insurance defense. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, American Law Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Mississippi Bar Association, Charles Clark American Inn of Court, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Magnolia Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, Commercial Litigation and Financial Institutions Section and Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Miss.

He is admitted to practice in Mississippi, U.S. District Courts of Mississippi: northern and southern, U.S. Court of Appeals: fifth circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Griffin has received the Lifetime Achievement Selection by America’s Top 100 Attorneys® and has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating. Griffin has also been recognized by Super Lawyers® and named in the Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers. In addition, he has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers in Business Litigation and Best Lawyers in America® for commercial litigation and litigation – insurance. Griffin is a fellow of the American Bar Association and the Litigation Counsel of America.

Griffin received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.