Richard A. Grimm, III is a partner at the Buffalo, New York law firm of Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP. Mr. Grimm practices in all areas of civil litigation.
Mr. Grimm handles complex commercial and personal injury litigation, including automobile negligence, products liability claims, professional liability claims, premises liability claims and mass torts, including multi-district litigation. Mr. Grimm has earned a rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell's attorney peer review rating service.
Mr. Grimm served on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for Multidistrict Litigation arising out of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 near Clarence Center, New York. Mr. Grimm is the Trustee of a trust established to pay medical expenses on behalf of the victims of the Love Canal toxic waste site. In 1996, he was appointed as a Court Examiner for Guardian Accounts and continues to hold that appointment.
Mr. Grimm serves as counsel to the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency and the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority.
Mr. Grimm has lectured on various topics, including discovery and depositions, resolution of liens against personal injury recoveries, legal ethics, and Mental Hygiene Law Article 81.
Mr. Grimm is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western District and Northern District of New York.He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Grimm is a member of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and Bar Association of Erie County.
Mr. Grimm is an active participant in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is Immediate Past President of FeedMore WNY after taking a leadership role in the merger of Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Food Bank of Western New York.He also serves as Vice Chair for Upstate New York Transplant Services, Inc., which is now known as ConnectLife.He has served on the boards at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Gateway-Longview, Inc., and the University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association.Mr. Grimm is proud to have served as a founding member of the Western New York Distance Running Hall of Fame. He has chaired fundraising events for the Leukemia Society of America and the Oshei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Mr. Grimm has served on the City of Buffalo Board of Parking and as a Commissioner for the City of Buffalo Municipal Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Grimm is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.