John R. Griffiths essentially founded the Special Master system for managing and resolving complex cases in the 1980s. John was a highly respected Special Master whose skills were sought throughout California and the western United States. He loved the challenge of law and the complexity of the cases referred to him. John handled hundreds of complex construction cases.
John was a positive force in the lives and careers of numerous lawyers, plaintiff and defense, earning him the respect of both sides. All those who knew John personally or had the privilege of working with him professionally, knew a man of wit, a man of humor, a man of integrity and a man of honor.
John passed away in July 2002. His work remains relevant. The processes and orders that John created continue to provide the framework for resolution of thousands of complex claims throughout California.