Greene & Greene was voted by our peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Specifically, Raleigh “Lee” Greene was recently selected, again, by his peers in the fields of Family Law and Family Law Mediation. He continues to be AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
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Attorneys Lee Greene and Billy Greene were both selected by the Boy Scouts of America as recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Citizens Award
Attorney Billy Greene installed as a member of the Executive Committee for the St. Petersburg Bar Association
On May 5, 2017, Attorney Billy Greene was installed as one of the newest members of the Executive Committee for the St. Petersburg Bar Association at the Bar’s annual Law Day event. He will serve with six other Executive Committee members to support the Officers of the St. Pete Bar.
Greene & Greene Congratulates Attorney Billy Greene for Receiving the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court Young Lawyer of the Year Award
On February 17, 2017, Attorney Billy Greene, chair of the St. Pete Bar’s Collaborative Law Section, hosted Collaborative Law: Expanding Horizons, a seminar regarding an alternative approach to litigated cases. Tina Tenret, co-chair of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, attended the seminar and had the following remarks:
Report on Presentation at St. Petersburg Bar Association Collaborative Law Section MeetingThe visibility and success of Collaborative law are turning heads outside family law. About 50 attorneys and financial experts met at the St. Pete Yacht Club to discuss opportunities for Collaborative law in medical malpractice, probate, and even splits between business partners.
Collaborative Law: Expanding Horizons was hosted by Billy Greene as chair of the St. Pete Bar Association's new Collaborative Law section. Lee Greene, Nancy Harris, Dr. Kim Costello, Mike Lewis, Cole Jeffries and Peter Meros did an outstanding job presenting the advantages of Collaborative law.
"You keep showing us how this process works, and we're slowly picking up on it, and we appreciate it," said probate attorney Tim Miller, who first heard talking about Collaborative law three years ago. "Families with long-term relationships and a massive event like death are full of emotion, just like family law. If we could adopt the array of Collaborative steps you have -- when we do, not if we do, because I know we will -- it will really improve the estate and probate process, making it shorter, more controlled, and you get to choose the outcome." Civil litigation attorney Wally Pope expressed similar enthusiasm.
"It's highly likely that we will see Collaborative law emerge as mediation has, where now you can't do anything without mediation," Lee Greene predicted. "Why wouldn't those of us who are solution-oriented start the process committed to settlement, and aren't we doing better for the clients if we do?"
After launching a video in which a medical malpractice victim wished she could simply talk to her doctor collaboratively about what went wrong and gain emotional closure, Nancy Harris urged the audience: "You are all interested in change. Not often can you be part of permanent change, and in this, you can."
Submitted by Tina Tenret, CFP, CDFA, Co-Chair, TBACP