About Brian Green
Brian S. Green is a solo attorney who practices mainly before federal courts, and federal agencies, around the U.S. Brian graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. A lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, Brian enjoyed the people and culture of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Maryland. Brian grew up in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and attended Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Maryland.
After graduating from law school, Brian began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Ernest J. DiSantis, Jr. (now retired) of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Brian then served as an Assistant Public Defender in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he won several felony jury trials (acquittals) and represented indigent clients in both state and federal courts. It was during this time that Brian first used state and federal writs to protect his clients’ rights to medical treatment and proper conditions of confinement.
Brian next worked in Pittsburgh for two different law firms, where he gained valuable experience appearing before state and federal judges. Brian represented large and small companies, including General Electric Company and General Motors Corporation, while working as an associate for then-attorney Nora Barry Fischer (now Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania). Brian had the opportunity to work on industrial and environmental exposure lawsuits, complex discovery issues, and commercial litigation cases. But Brian’s true passion was U.S. immigration law, so he moved back to his home state of Maryland to pursue his calling.
Brian worked for the nationally-ranked boutique immigration practice, Murthy Law Firm, near Baltimore, from 2007 through 2016. During that time, Brian represented hundreds of individuals, families, and employers in the U.S. immigration system. Brian enjoyed resolving complex cases with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Brian traveled all over the U.S. representing individuals at their I-130, adjustment of status, and naturalization interviews at local USCIS offices. Brian also resolved delayed or incorrectly denied visa applications at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in India, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. At Murthy Law Firm, Brian helped create the firm’s federal litigation practice, where he filed Writ of Mandamus and Administrative Procedure Act (APA) lawsuits against USCIS and U.S. Consulates over delayed or incorrectly denied visas and visa petitions.
Brian eventually worked for another prominent immigration firm, Taylor & Ryan, of Pikesville, Maryland, where he represented faculty and staff of the world-famous Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland System, and a number of hospitals and medical systems. Brian enjoyed writing detailed explanations of the research done at Johns Hopkins and the U of M System as part of O-1 visa applications and in support of applications for green cards for professors and researchers.
Brian is a long-time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he currently volunteers as a mentor on U.S. border and admission issues. Brian is also a volunteer litigation mentor with the ASISTA U visa project (Suffield, CT) and Al Otro Lado (Los Angeles, CA and Tijuana, Mexico).
Now that Brian has “hung out his shingle” as a solo attorney, he is focusing his practice on U.S. immigration cases that are filed and litigated at the U.S. District Court and U.S. Circuit Court levels. Brian enjoys working one-on-one with his clients and taking the time to explain legal concepts and strategies.
Brian’s speaking engagements, articles, career, and travels, have earned him a national reputation for passionate legal representation. He is admitted to practice before the following state and federal courts:
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Court of Appeals for Maryland
Supreme Court of Appeals for West Virginia
U.S. District Court for Washington, DC
U.S. District Court for Colorado
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court for Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for Nebraska
U.S. District Court for New Mexico
U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Brian's practice is limited to U.S. immigration and nationality law.