Bio

Judge Greene joined the firm on January 1, 2003. He was a trial judge in District Court in North Carolina in Harnett, Johnston and Lee Counties for eight years, and served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals for 16 years. He retired as that Court’s Senior Associate Judge on December 31, 2002.

Judge Greene is a regular presenter at legal seminars in the areas of family law and appellate practice.

Within the firm Judge Greene focuses primarily on appellate advocacy, mediation, arbitration, equitable distribution, child custody, and government relations. Judge Greene regularly appears in cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of North Carolina. He is a certified arbitrator and mediator and member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Panel of Neutrals.

Judge Greene received his B.A. from East Carolina University, his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Master of Laws from the University of Virginia.

Judge Greene is admitted to practice in all state courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

  • The Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2016)
  • James Iredell Award Recipient, Campbell University School of Law (1994)
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Campbell University School of Law (1993)
  • North Carolina State Bar – John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award (2014)
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America: Appellate Practice (2009-2020)
  • Listed among Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite: Appellate Law (2018-2020)
  • Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers for Appellate (2006-2019)
  • Named one of Top 100 Super Lawyers in North Carolina (2013-2017)
  • Named one of Top 25 Super Lawyers in Raleigh (2014)
  • Outstanding Appellate Judge Award, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (1996, 2002)
  • Member, North Carolina Courts Commission (2008-2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Judicial District 15-B Bar (Orange and Chatham counties)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Advisory member of the Authorized Practice and Ethics Committees of the North Carolina State Bar Council (2015-2016)
  • Porter v. Porter, Court of Appeals of North Carolina. 798 S.E.2d 400 (March 2017)
  • Justus v. Rosner, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 802 S.E.2d 142 (June 2017)
  • Rowe v. Rowe, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 798 S.E.2d 816 (May 2017)
  • McKinney v. McKinney, Court of Appeals of North Carolina. 799 S.E.2d 280 (May 2017)
  • Matter of Old North State Acquisition LLC, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 792 S.E.2d 525 (April 2016)
  • Stokes v. Crumpton, Supreme Court of North Carolina. 793 S.E.2d 220 (Sept. 2016)
  • In re Cranor, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 789 S.E.2d 568 (June 2016)
  • Stokes v. Drug Safety Alliance, Inc., Court of Appeals of North Carolina. 792 S.E.2d 187 2016 WL 6440496 COA15-382 (Nov. 2016)
  • Uhlig v. Civitarese, Court of Appeals of North Carolina. 791 S.E.2d 674 (Sept. 2016).
  • Union County Bd. of Educ. v. Union County Bd. of Com’rs, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 240 N.C.App. 274 (April 2015)
  • In re Estate of Pickelsimer, Supreme Court of North Carolina. 368 N.C. 602; 781 S.E.2d 290 328P15 (Dec. 2015)
  • Bertrand v. Cabello, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 240 N.C.App. 293; 772 S.E.2d 264 COA14-265 (April 2015)
  • Wilner v. Cedars of Chapel Hill, LLC, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 241 N.C.App. (June 2015)
  • Collins v. Collins, Court of Appeals of North Carolina 778 S.E.2d 854 2015 (Nov. 2015)
  • Fisher v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corp., Supreme Court of North Carolina. 367 N.C. 801; 766 S.E.2d 682 374A14 (Dec. 2014)
  • Shope v. Pennington, 753 S.E.2d 688 (N.C. App. 2014)
  • Mancuso v. Burton Farm Development Co. LLC, 748 S.E.2d 738 (N.C.App. 2013)
  • McKinney v. McKinney, 745 S.E.2d 356 (N.C. App. 2013)
  • Stark v. Ford Motor Co., 739 S.E.2d 172 (N.C. App. 2013)
  • Gould v. Gould, 736 S.E.2d 649 (Table), 2013 WL 151130 (N.C.App.)
  • Peltzer v. Peltzer, 732 S.E.2d 357 (N.C. App. 2012)
  • Russell v. Donaldson, 731 S.E.2d 535 (N.C. App. 2012)
  • MCC Outdoor, LLC v. Town of Wake Forest, 729 S.E.2d 694 (N.C. App. 2012)
  • Waste Industries USA, Inc. v. State of North Carolina, et al., 725 S.E.2d 875 (N.C. App. 2012)
  • Kight’s Medical Corp. v. Pickett, 722 S.E.2d 212 (Table), 2012 WL 707479 (N.C.App.)
  • Liebes v. Guilford County Dept. of Public Health, 724 S.E.2d 70 (N.C.App. 2011) (Amicus)
  • Romulus v. Romulus, 216 N.C.App. 28, 715 S.E.2d 889 (2011)
  • Romulus v. Romulus, 215 N.C.App. 495, 715 S.E.2d 308 (2011)
  • Sutton v. Driver, 211 N.C.App. 92, 712 S.E.2d 318 (2011)
  • Cheek v. Cheek, 211 N.C.App. 183, 712 S.E.2d 301 (2011)
  • Wake Forest Golf & Country Club, Inc. v. Town of Wake Forest, 212 N.C.App. 632, 711 S.E.2d 816 (2011)
  • Haugh v. County of Durham, 208 N.C.App. 304, 702 S.E.2d 814 (2010)
  • Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC v. N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Servs., 206 N.C.App. 674, 698 S.E.2d 446 (2010)
  • Stark ex rel. Jacobsen v. Ford Motor Co., 204 N.C.App. 1, 693 S.E.2d 253 (2010)
  • Clark ex rel. Zawacki v. Tyco Int’l (US) Inc., 202 N.C.App. 372, 690 S.E.2d 768 (Table), 2010 WL 346460
  • Dillingham v. Dillingham, 202 N.C.App. 196, 688 S.E.2d 499 (2010)
  • In re Clark, 202 N.C.App. 151, 688 S.E.2d 484 (2010)
  • Telerent Leasing Corp. v. Boaziz, 200 N.C.App. 761, 686 S.E.2d 520 (2009)
  • Hensey v. Hennessy, 201 N.C.App. 56, 685 S.E.2d 541 (2009)
  • Casella v. Alden, 200 N.C.App. 24, 682 S.E.2d 455 (2009)
  • Brown v. Ellis, 363 N.C. 360, 678 S.E.2d 222 (2009)
  • In re H.D.F., 197 N.C.App. 480, 677 S.E.2d 877 (2009)
  • N.C. Dep’t of Revenue v. Hudson, 196 N.C.App. 765, 675 S.E.2d 709 (2009)
  • Brind’Amour v. Brind’Amour, 196 N.C.App. 322, 674 S.E.2d 448 (2009)
  • Crocker v. Crocker, 190 N.C.App. 165, 660 S.E.2d 212 (2008)
  • Hartsell v. Hartsell, 189 N.C.App. 65, 657 S.E.2d 724 (2008)
  • Honeycutt v. Honeycutt, 188 N.C.App. 164, 654 S.E.2d 834 (Table), 2008 WL 132066
  • Watson v. Watson, 187 N.C.App. 55, 652 S.E.2d 310 (2007)
  • Cooke v. Cooke, 185 N.C.App. 101, 647 S.E.2d 662 (2007)
  • Hospice At Greensboro, Inc. v. N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Servs., 185 N.C.App. 1, 647 S.E.2d 651 (2007)
  • Sleath v. Adams, 183 N.C.App. 156, 643 S.E.2d 678 (Table), 2007 WL 1248028
  • Rocco v. Rocco, 183 N.C.App. 155, 643 S.E.2d 676 (2007)
  • Estate of Nelson ex rel. Brewer v. Nelson, 361 N.C. 346, 643 S.E.2d 587 (2007)
  • Bio-Medical Applications of N.C., Inc. v. N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Servs., 361 N.C. 229, 641 S.E.2d 303 (2007)
  • Wake Forest Univ. Health Sciences v. N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Servs., 180 N.C.App. 327, 638 S.E.2d 219 (2006)
  • Sea Ranch II Owners Ass’n, Inc. v. Sea Ranch II, Inc, 180 N.C.App. 235, 636 S.E.2d 335 (2006)
  • Rhew v. Felton, 178 N.C.App. 475, 631 S.E.2d 859 (2006)
  • Roberts v. McAllister, 174 N.C.App. 369, 621 S.E.2d 191 (2005)
  • Baker v. Speedway Motorsports, Inc., 173 N.C.App. 254, 618 S.E.2d 796 (2005)
  • In re L.L., 172 N.C.App. 689, 616 S.E.2d 392 (2005)
  • Payne v. Charlotte Heating & Air Conditioning, 172 N.C.App. 496, 616 S.E.2d 356 (2005)
  • Cunningham v. Cunningham, 171 N.C.App. 550, 615 S.E.2d 675 (2005)
  • Holland v. Holland, 169 N.C.App. 564, 610 S.E.2d 231 (2005)
  • VisionAIR, Inc. v. James, 167 N.C.App. 504, 606 S.E.2d 359 (2004)
  • Stephenson v. Bartlett, 358 N.C. 219, 595 S.E.2d 112 (2004)
  • Hobbs Realty & Constr. Co. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 163 N.C.App. 285, 593 S.E.2d 103 (2004)
  • Eluhu v. Rosenhaus, 159 N.C.App. 355, 583 S.E.2d 707 (2003) (Martin, J.; Tyson, J., dissenting), affd, 358 N.C. 372 (2004) (Per Curiam)
  • Judge Greene, during his tenure on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, authored some 1,000 published opinions. The subject matter of these opinions include, but are not limited to the following topics: equitable distribution; alimony; corporations; employer-employee; agency; contracts; workers compensation; torts; real and personal property; county and city government; state government; adoption; taxation; criminal; trials; negligence; products liability; landlord-tenant; environment; zoning; and administrative agencies.
  • “Family Law Update,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice Annual Convention, 2004-2016
  • Perspectives on Appellate Mediation, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary, NC, October 2015
  • “Appealing with Integrity” “A Rules Based Approach to Ethical Issues on Appeal”, North Carolina Bar Association Seminar, Cary, NC, October 2014
  • The Annual Festival of Legal Learning, “Recent Developments in Family Law,” presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 2008-2016
  • “Domestic Real Estate Litigation,” presented by the North Carolina Bar Association, February 2006
  • Trial Briefs, “Oral Advocacy in the Appellate Courts,” April 2004
  • “Appellate Practice in North Carolina,” North Carolina Practical Skills CLE, September 2003
  • Trial Briefs, “Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Equitable Distribution,” October 2003