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Raleigh Billy Greene

Raleigh “Billy” Greene

Experience:

Raleigh “Billy” Greene is a third-generation attorney and native Floridian, having been born and raised in St. Petersburg. He and his wife, Megan, both attended St. Petersburg High School and the University of Florida, for undergraduate and law school. They now live in northeast St. Petersburg with their two children, Raleigh & Marlowe.

Mr. Greene is a principal within Greene & Greene, along with his law partner and father, Raleigh “Lee” Greene. Prior to joining Greene & Greene, Mr. Greene had the opportunity to work as a Clerk for the Honorable Jack Day, and then as litigation counsel for Baskin Eisel. Mr. Greene’s practice primarily focuses on family law (both litigation and collaborative divorce), trust & estate litigation and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Greene has been recognized as an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, the highest designation bestowed for practicing attorneys. In 2017, Mr. Greene was awarded the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court “Young Lawyer of the Year” award and was bestowed the Distinguished Citizen Award by Boy Scouts of America for his community and philanthropic contributions. In 2018, Mr. Greene was designated as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Mr. Greene has also served on the St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Executive Board, along with previously chairing the local Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee.

Mr. Greene also remains active within the community, wherein he maintains several civic, charitable and/or social associations with numerous community organizations. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. Other involvements include the St. Pete Bar Association, the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, the St. Pete Yacht Club and the St. Pete Dragon Club.

Education:

  • University of Florida, BA
  • University of Florida, Juris Doctorate with Honors

Areas of Practice:

  • Trust Litigation
  • Probate/Estate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Estate Planning

Awards/Distinctions:

  • AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell, the highest designation bestowed for practicing attorneys 2015 – 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018 – 2021
  • Canakaris Inn of Court “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award 2017
  • Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award 2017
  • Best of Tampa Bay 2017
  • Best Lawyers, Firm Designation 2015 – 2022

Professional Membership:

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Executive Committee 2017-2019
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Founding Chair of Collaborative Section 2016-2017
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Chair of Small Law Firm Section 2015-2016
  • Florida Bar Sixth Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee 2017-2020 (Chair 2019-2020)
  • Florida Bar Foundation
  • Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court
  • Next Generation Divorce Collaborative Law Group
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Civic Activities:

  • Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, Board Member 2015 – present (Vice Chair 2020-2021, Chair Elect 2022-2023)
  • St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee 2019 – present
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Committee

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Florida
  • United States District court, Middle District of Florida
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