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Charles E. Griffin is a principal in Griffin & Associates. His primary practice areas include insurance, commercial litigation, financial services litigation, predatory lending and consumer fraud litigation. He has experience handling malpractice claims, nursing home defense and predatory insurance practice claims.


Graduate of University of Mississippi, B.A. (1984), J.D., 1987 (Eastland Scholar).  Admitted to Mississippi, Mississippi's U.S. District Courts and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1988).  Subsequent admission to U.S. Supreme Court.  Former Congressional Intern - U.S. House of Representatives,  Former Special Assistant Attorney General, Former Municipal Prosecutor, Municipal Public Defender,  Municipal Judge, City Attorney.  Former General Counsel, Mississippi Department of Energy and Transportation. Former Instructor, Jackson State University. Former Board Member, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services. Former Board Member of Jackson Downtown Partners Business Improvement District.

Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers (since 2006). Named as one of the top 50 attorneys in Mid-South Super lawyers (Mississippi, 2006 and 2009). Listed in 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers among top six insurance attorneys in Mississippi.  Past registered Lobbyist. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Alpha Delta fraternities.  Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America. One of the Founders and Former Co-Chairman of the Law Student Diversity Interaction Program of the Mississippi Bar Association  Current Chairman,  Business Development Subcommittee, Minority Trial Lawyer Committee, American Bar Association Litigation Section.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
    25 years
  2. Insurance: 5%
    25 years
  3. Financial Markets and Services: 5%
    25 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • James L Warren III

    Charles Griffin is an excellent trial attorney and legal strategist.


    James Warren Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David A. Chaumette

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Charles for years and he has always been knowledgeable and thorough. He is particularly skilled at reducing complex concepts so that everyone can understand. And he is also well respected and connected across the community.


    David Chaumette Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Griffin & Associates

125 S. Congress Street, Suite 1515
P.O. Box 968
Jackson, MS, 39205


MSAuthorized to practice law198811/11/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected for inclusion in Top 50 in MississippiMid-South Super Lawyer2009
Selected for inclusion in Top 50 in MississippiMid-South Super Lawyer2006
FellowLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGriffin & Associates1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Minority Trial Lawer Committee, Business Development SubcommitteeChairmanN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Mississippi Bar AssociationFormer Chairman - Gaming Law SectionN/A
National Bar AssociationFormer Board Member - Health Law SectionN/A
Magnolia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitN/AN/A
Hinds County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of Conservatorship of Davis v. Longo, 954 So.2d 521 (Miss. App. 2007)N/A
Rankin v. American General Finance, 912 So.2d 725 (Miss. 2005)N/A
Queen v. American General Finance, 351 F.Supp. 2d 576 (S.D. Miss. 2005)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Commercial Law ConnectionPrivilege Under the New Rules: New Mines in the Litigation Minefield (Co-author)2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of MississippiPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Voir Dire in State Court Criminal CasesLitigationN/A
Trial of the Individual Insurance Market Conduct CaseInsurance LitigationN/A
Internet Gaming: Entertainment of License To StealGaming LawN/A
Handling Insurance Claim ConflictsInsurance LitigationN/A
Electronic Discovery: Legal Issues and Practical ChallengesElectronic DiscoveryN/A
Effective Use of Focus Groups, Mock Trials and Internet SamplingLitigationN/A
Can You Win Without That Special Closing ArgumentLitigationN/A
A Defense Perspective on Insurance Litigation Trends in MississippiInsurance LitigationN/A