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Raleigh Lee Greene

Raleigh “Lee” Greene

Experience:

Over the last two decades, Raleigh “Lee” Greene’s practice has been significantly concentrated in the area of Family law, both as a trial attorney and as a mediator. Most of his cases involve complex financial issues.

Mr. Greene has mediated in excess of 3,500 cases and has substantial experience as an arbitrator in civil disputes. Mr. Greene’s background is sufficiently varied to have given him significant exposure and experience in finance, insurance, real estate, and general corporate matters. Mr. Greene has represented several major corporations in transactions, business formation, real estate acquisitions, and multiple litigation matters.

He has served as the CEO, COO, financial consultant, and/or general counsel to multiple business interests over his career within the fields referenced above. Highlights include having served as President of Florida Federal Savings and Loan, President of S.A. Insurance Ltd., partner in the law firm of Greene and Mastry, and general counsel to: Florida Federal, the Allegheny Health System, S.A. Insurance, and St. Anthony’s Hospital, among others. Additionally, Mr. Greene was an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (JAG) from 1972-1980.

Mr. Greene’s current practice, in addition to the concentration within complex family law cases, includes probate and trust litigation.

He is a Federal Court certified mediator for the Middle District of Florida and is court certified as both a family and circuit civil mediator in the State of Florida. He is also certified as an arbitrator for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Mr. Greene is a frequent lecturer for continuing education courses as well as a periodic guest lecturer at Stetson University’s Law School on mediation, trial practice, negotiation, and family law. In 2016, he presented to the 17th Annual International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, of which he is a member, in Amsterdam.

Among other areas of recognition, Mr. Greene was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in both the areas of family law (representation) and family law mediation.

He was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America as a distinguished citizen in 2017. He continues to be selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Legal Elite. This includes being selected as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law, by Best Lawyers in America for St. Petersburg, Florida.

Additionally, Mr. Greene has been recognized as possessing the highest professional standards, as an AV lawyer for many years, in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (published by Martindale/Hubbell) and by his inclusion within Law and Leading Attorneys of Florida.

Mr. Greene has had significant charitable and community involvement, highlights of which include: past President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association; co-founder of the Canakaris Family Inn of Court; co-founder of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals; member of Governor Chiles’ transition committee (social services task force); appointed by Governor Graham to the high speed rail committee; past chairman of the Pinellas Sports Authority, Florida Sports Hall of Fame, and St. Petersburg Downtown Improvement Corporation.

Mr. Greene and his wife, Beverly, who is a CPA, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and Certified Family Mediator, have three children and seven grandchildren.

Should you desire a more detailed CV, please feel free to contact the office.

Education:

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

Areas of Practice:

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

Awards/Distinctions:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers designation for Family Law and Family Law Mediation, 2007 – present
  • Best Lawyers, Firm Designation, 2015 – present
  • AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell, the highest designation bestowed for practicing attorneys, 2015 – present
  • Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award 2017
  • Best of Tampa Bay 2017

Professional Membership:

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, past President
  • Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court, Co-Founder
  • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Co-Founder and current Co-Chair
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Florida, 1973
  • District of Columbia, 1986
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