Mike Greene, Of Counsel, Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP

Mike Greene, Of Counsel

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Since graduating from Stanford Law School in 1972, Mike Greene has practiced personal injury and constitutional law in the state and federal courts of Idaho, Oregon, and, with associated local counsel, in other states across the country. Mike was on faculty at Stanford Law School in 1971-72. Mike moved to Boise in 1972 where he practiced law, and taught at Boise State University, until moving to Oregon in 1980 to form the law firm Rosenthal & Greene, P.C. Mike joined Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP in 2016.

Mike has won substantial verdicts and settlements in legal malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, sexual misconduct, and employment cases. He frequently writes friend-of-the-court briefs for the American Diabetes Association in courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a national authority on legal malpractice and diabetes discrimination matters.

Mike has been involved with the American Diabetes Association since 1982. He served as Chair of the National Board of Directors from 1994-1995, created a legal advocacy program to fight discrimination on behalf of people with diabetes and set up a foundation to fund diabetes research. As a result of those efforts, Mike has been awarded the Dr. Charles H. Best Award for Distinguished Service to the American Diabetes Association (in 1997) and the Wendell Mayes, Jr. Award for Outstanding Service in the Cause of Diabetes (in 2000). In 2013, Mike received two notable awards: Father of the Year from the Father's Day Council in Portland, Ore. and Distinguished Trial Lawyer from the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Since 2000, Mike has voluntarily served as a Circuit Judge Pro Tem in Multnomah County Circuit Court. From 1998 to 2002, he served on the Board of Directors and then as President of the Multnomah Bar Association, which honored him with its Award of Merit (2005) and its Outstanding Service Award (2006). Mike also has been a member and chair of the Oregon State Bar Client Security Fund and Legal Ethics Committees.

Mike has authored and published a variety of articles on lawyer malpractice issues, diabetes legal advocacy and trial issues. He is a frequent lecturer and appears in court as an expert witness regarding attorney malpractice, attorney fee awards, and other subjects. Mike has received the highest Peer Review Rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell (since 1985), the nation's first and most prestigious lawyer peer rating firm. Since 1995, Mike has been listed in Best Lawyers in America. Superlawyers.com consistently includes Mike in its list of Oregon's top lawyers.

Mike is married to Alice Greene. Mike and Alice have adult twins and three grandchildren. He is an experienced fly fisherman and a dedicated historian.

Professional Memberships

  • Multnomah Bar Association, Board of Directors, Member & President (1998-02)
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors (1985-87 & 2008-14)
  • Oregon State Bar
    • Legal Ethics Committee, Member & Chair (1997-00)
    • Client Security Fund, Member & Chair (1994-97)
    • Civil Uniform Jury Instructions Committee, Member (1986-87)
  • American Diabetes Association Board of Director
  • Member & Chair (1988-95)
  • ADA Community Leadership Board for Oregon
  • Member & Chair (1982-16)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon, California and Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for District of Oregon, Northern District of California and Idaho
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Fifth Circuit and D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Trial Lawyer, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (2013)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Multnomah Bar Association (2006)
  • Award of Merit, Multnomah Bar Association (2006)
  • Wendell Mayes, Jr. Award for Outstanding Service in the Cause of Diabetes (2000)
  • Best Lawyer in America (since 1995)
  • Dr. Charles H. Best Award for Distinguished Service to the American Diabetes Association (1994)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (Oregon since 1985 and Idaho 1978-80)