A 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
- People v. Molina, 2012 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8737, 2012 NY Slip Op 8808 (1st Dept. 2012)Link
- People v. Gomcin, 2007 N.Y. LEXIS 323, 2007 NY Slip Op 2590 ( 2007)PDFLink
Affirming suppression of contraband based on an unreasonable search of the defendant
- United States v. Ramirez, 420 F.3d 139 (2d Cir. 2005)PDFLink
Dismissing visa fraud counts for lack of venue.
- Annuziato v. Kar Grabber Mfg. Co., 298 A.D2d 476 (2d Dept. 2002)
Reversing summary judgment motion against plaintiff.
- In re Tamara G., 295 A.D.2d (1st Dept. 2002)PDF
In a custody proceeding, the trial court erred in divesting a father of all visitation rights based on an allegation of sexual abuse when the testimony from experts at the hearing was conflicting; the court did not utilize an independent expert.
- Keenan v. Mitsubishi Estate, New York, 228 A.D.2d 330 (1st Dept. 1997)PDF
Reversing order and reinstating action; trial court erred by granting defendant’s motion to declare the filing of the summons and complaint a nullity and denying plaintiff’s cross motion to amend the summons.
- United States v. Garrison, 95-5252, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 5827 (4th Cir. March 29, 1996)
Vacating sentence and remanding for new sentence; client sentenced to substantially reduced term on remand.
- People v. Baba-Ali, 178 A.D.2d 725 (2d Dept. 1992)PDF
Trial counsel’s incompetence and prosecutorial misconduct required reversal; charges were eventually dismissed and client ruled innocent.
- Property Clerk, NYPD v. Pagano, 170 A.D.2d 30 (1st Dept. 1991)PDF
Reversing forfeiture of parents’ BMW despite finding that their son used the vehicle illegally.
- 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