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John R. Griffin

Attorney At Law



John Randolph Griffin, III, affectionately known as Randy, is one of the founding partners of Frasier & Griffin, PLLC. Randy is a former Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland County (Fayetteville, NC) and Orange County (Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC). Randy was born in Fayetteville, NC, the son of John R. Griffin, Jr. and Gwendolyn Spaulding Griffin. His father was the former Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools and Principal of the high school Randy graduated from, E.E. Smith Sr. High.

Randy attended undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration from the prestigious Kennan-Flagler School of Business. In 1998 he received his J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Prior to entering law school, Randy worked as a case worker and Field Representative for U.S. Congresswoman Eva M. Clayton, traveling the eastern part of the state from Fayetteville to Wilmington, representing her. In 1994, Randy pledged the Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg, Pope AFB chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. His first criminal defense job was with the law office of James D. “Butch” Williams, Jr. where he worked for 5 years.

Randy is married to Myra Griffin, Vice-Chair of the NC Industrial Commission, and has one son, Connor Griffin. Attorney Griffin has a strong desire to serve those in North Carolina by always “Aggressively Fighting for their Rights”. He is a passionate attorney who makes sure that his clients understand their rights as demonstrated by his favorite quote: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”—- Joshua J. Marine

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of North Carolina, Kennan-Flagler School of Business, Chapel Hill
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Major: Business Administration
  • E.E. Smith Sr. High

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1998 to Present
  • George H. White Bar
  • 14th Judicial District Bar
  • Durham County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • NAMI Durham
  • NCCU Eagle Club

Employment History

  • U.S. Congresswoman Eva M. Clayton, Field Representative
  • James D. “Butch” Williams, Jr.
  • Cumberland County, Assistant District Attorney
  • Orange County, Assistant District Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • NCCU Eagle Club Board
  • New Creation United Methodist Church Staff
  • Parrish Relations Committee

Fraternities & Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Psi