Griffin focuses on litigating construction, professional liability, commercial, real estate, and business disputes. Griffin has represented engineers, architects, homeowners, lawyers, estates, trusts, homeowners’ associations, and local, national, and international businesses in court. Griffin practices in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and federal trial and appellate courts.
Before joining Crowley Fleck, Griffin worked as a law clerk to Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat, earned his law degree magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, and earned his mechanical engineering degree with highest honors from Montana State University. Raised in Bozeman, Griffin enjoys running, skiing, and whitewater kayaking when he is not in the office.
- Business Organizations
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
North Dakota, 2016
2014 – J.D., magna cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School
2011 – B.S., Mechanical Engineering with highest honors, Montana State University
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation and Construction Law (2023)
State Bar of Montana
State Bar of North Dakota
State Bar of Wyoming
Gallatin County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Reported Decisions / Cases
Zirkelbach Construction, Inc. v. DOWL, LLC, 2017 MT 238, 389 Mont. 8, 402 P.3d 1244 – Unanimous decision from the Montana Supreme Court to enforce a limitation of liability contract clause and limit the $1.2 million dollar construction defect claim against our client to $50,000 or less.
Matter of Estate of Erickson, 2017 MT 260, 389 Mont. 147, 406 P.3d 1 – Unanimous decision from the Montana Supreme Court to uphold a will and probate order and to award our client its attorney’s fees.
Lone Moose Meadows, LLC v. Boyne USA, Inc., 2017 MT 142, 387 Mont. 507, 396 P.3d 128 – Unanimous decision from the Montana Supreme Court that our client was entitled to summary judgment on its breach of contract claim.