Clifford M. Greene
Greene – Espel PLLP
Cliff Greene’s CLE programs, presented throughout the United States, are consistently and enthusiastically praised as practical, creative and inspirational. He is recognized as one of Minnesota’s most respected trial advocates, and in 2005, his peers voted him one of Minnesota’s top 10 “Super Lawyers.”
Greene maintains an active trial practice at the litigation boutique he founded, Greene-Espel, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He represents business clients in commercial litigation and manufacturers in national product liability and consumer fraud actions. He regularly defends government agencies and officials in constitutional litigation involving high-profile claims with significant precedent at stake. He mediates and arbitrates commercial disputes. He has been appointed by three different chief judges of the federal court to chair the Local Rules Advisory Committee.
Greene also served as the 1998 distinguished practitioner in residence at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching Federal Jurisdiction and Advanced Evidence.
A graduate of Harvard College and Cornell Law School, Greene has chaired the U.S. District Court Local Rules Committee (MN) since 1989 and has served on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission, the Board of Trustees of William Mitchell and the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Racial Bias in the Judicial System.
He has authored a variety of articles on trial related topics and is co-author of the popular text The Process of Legal Research, now in its fourth printing.