Theodore Green



IMG_2166A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, Theodore Green represents clients in both criminal and civil appeals.  He also represents clients at the trial level in criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors in local criminal courts to serious felony matters in New York state courts and Federal trial courts.

Among his many criminal appeals, Mr. Green argued the case of a client who was wrongly accused and sentenced to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison. Through painstaking review of the trial transcript and the medical evidence, Mr. Green convinced a New York appellate court to reverse the conviction, leading to the client’s release from prison.  The client was eventually completely exonerated.  In another case, Mr. Green convinced an appellate court to dismiss murder charges against a client for insufficient evidence, leading to the client’s release from a 25 year to life prison sentence. 

Mr. Green successfully argued a search and seizure case before the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. On the Federal side, he won dismissal of several charges against a physician charged with visa fraud, which set important precedent on issues of Federal venue.

Mr. Green has also represented clients in a wide range of civil appeals including civil practice, matrimonial matters, family court, personal injury, commercial disputes and property forfeiture.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • White Collar Crimes

Representative Cases

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1980, Juris Doctor
  • Columbia, New York, NY, USA, 1977, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


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