Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Legal Elite – Criminal Law 2014


Michael J. Greene
Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PA, Charlotte

My first job was with a cleaning and lawn-care business called Youth Enterprises, which my cousins and I began in our church youth group when I was 12. We cleaned our church, raked leaves and cut lawns.

Vita: Born Aug. 10,1973, in Springfield, Ohio; bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and law degree from Wake Forest University; wife.

Why he chose to specialize in this field:
I believe in each citizen’s constitutional right to be represented no matter how egregious the facts or case may be. In criminal defense, the commodity is human life and liberty. As such, I am passionate about making sure that my clients get the best representation possible. Plus, you never know what is going to happen from day to day at the courthouse.   

Passions: Sports, travel, cooking and music.

Where he’d live if he had to practice somewhere else: Hanover, N.H.

What he’d be if not a lawyer: Teacher of American history or fiction.

Favorite place: Venice, Italy.

Heroes: My parents.

Favorite books: Native Son by Richard Wright and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Favorite play is Fences.

Don’t ask him to: Eat outside or do any activity that involves heights such as bungee jumping or ziplining.

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WINNER – Michael J. Greene, Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PA, Charlotte
F. Hill Allen IV, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Brad Bannon,
Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh
H. Gerald Beaver,
Beaver Holt Sternlicht & Courie PA, Fayetteville
Jones P. Byrd Jr.,
Crumpler, Freedman, Parker & Witt, Winston-Salem
Wes J. Camden,
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
Ames C. Chamberlin,
The Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin PLLC, Greensboro
Andrew C. Clifford,
Clifford, Clendenin & O’Hale LLP, Greensboro
Christopher R. Clifton,
Grace Tisdale & Clifton PA, Winston-Salem
Kearns Davis, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
Russell W. DeMent Jr., DeMent Askew LLP, Raleigh
Sean Patrick Devereux,
Devereux & Banzoff PLLC, Asheville
Christopher C. Fialko,
Rudolph, Widenhouse, & Fialko, Charlotte
William F. Finn Jr.,
Sandman Finn Fitzhugh, Raleigh
W. Rob Heroy,
Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PA, Charlotte
Joshua B. Howard,
Gammon, Howard and Zeszotarski PLLC, Raleigh
Douglas E. Kingsbery,
Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Jonathan G. Kreider,
Dummit Fradin, Greensboro
George V. Laughrun II,
Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene PA, Charlotte
David W. Long,
Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
Thomas Manning,
Manning Law Firm, Raleigh
Mark T. McCullough,
Law Offices of Mark T. McCullough, Raleigh
Reggie E. McKnight,
Duncan A. McMillan,
McMillan, Smith & Plyler, Raleigh
Hart Miles, Hart Miles,
Attorney at Law PA, Raleigh
John P. O’Hale,
Narron, O’Hale & Whittington PA, Smithfield
C. Melissa Owen,
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte
Michael R. Paduchowski,
Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC, Chapel Hill
Stephen W. Petersen,
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Raleigh
William F. Powers,
Powers McCartan PLLC, Charlotte
Jan E. Pritchett,
Schlosser & Pritchett, Greensboro
Claire J. Rauscher,
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Charlotte
Eben T. Rawls III,
Rawls, Scheer, Foster, Mingo & Culp PLLC, Charlotte
Edd K. Roberts III,
Roberts Law Office PA, Raleigh
Leslie S. Robinson,
The Robinson Law Firm PA, Greenville
Roger W. Smith Jr.,
Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
William R. Terpening,
Nexsen Pruet LLC, Charlotte
Noell P. Tin,
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, Charlotte
Amos G. Tyndall,
Tyndall & Dexter, Chapel Hill
Marc R. Tyrey,
Tyrey Law Offices, High Point
David W. Venable,
David W. Venable Attorney at Law, Raleigh
Casey Viser,
26th Judicial District, Charlotte
M. Gordon Widenhouse Jr.,
M. Gordon Widenhouse Jr. PA, Chapel Hill
Keith A. Williams,
Law Offices of Keith A. Williams PA, Greenville
William D. Young IV,
Hatch, Little & Bunn LLP, Raleigh
Joseph E. Zeszotarski Jr.,
Gammon, Howard and Zeszotarski PLLC, Raleigh

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