CO-COUNSEL

Having the right co-counsel can make the difference in high-stakes litigation.  The local rules for U.S. District Court vary widely around the U.S. and many courts and judges have their own standing orders, courtroom procedures, and even specialized orders for the processing of immigration and Administrative Procedure Act (APA) lawsuits.  If you want the Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) or Trial Attorney from the DOJ’s Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) to take you and your case seriously, the place to start is by understanding the rules and requirements for your case. 

 

Brian Green has been involved in complex litigation since 2003 and has appeared in state and federal courtrooms since 2001.  Brian brings his experience as a former Judicial Law Clerk, Assistant Public Defender, and Senior Associate to bear when working with co-counsel on federal lawsuits.  Brian previously worked as regional/local counsel to General Electric Company and General Motors Corporation in toxic tort and product liability cases brought in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.  Brian learned complex/mass tort practice, motion and discovery practice, and commercial litigation under the tutelage of now Senior U.S. District Court Judge Nora Barry Fischer, when she was a partner at the law firm of Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Brian responded to discovery requests and motions for summary judgment, appeared at pre-trial hearings, and participated in negotiations and mediation.  Brian enjoyed working with national counsel for these clients and also with local counsel that were retained in the individual counties where lawsuits were brought.  These experiences taught him that “It is always good to know your audience and your court.”

 

Rather than compete with other attorneys in the immigration litigation realm, Brian prefers to co-counsel and share his experience, his strategies, and his federal practice materials.  When working with less experienced litigators, Brian customizes and shares checklists that include filing deadlines, ECF filing tips, and best practices.  Brian is very responsive to questions from co-counsel and takes ownership of cases where he serves as co-counsel.  Your success is our success. 

 

Brian is admitted to practice before the following federal courts and offers co-counsel services for:

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 Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court for Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts 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
Supreme Court of the United States

 

A final word to my prospective co-counsel – I do not want your clients.  I am a true solo attorney, with no staff.  I operate a low-volume practice and I enjoy it when you work with me and you handle client communications and expectations.  Even if you have never filed a federal lawsuit before, there is likely an effective way to split the work in a case, so that you learn from the process and your client’s rights are vindicated.  If you have questions about a possible lawsuit, please reach out to me.