Rashad A. Green, Esq. is the firm's founding partner. As a child, Mr. Green, developed aspirations of one day becoming a lawyer from his grandfather, Joseph Woodrow Hatchett, who served as Florida's first black Supreme Court Justice and as Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals' Eleventh Circuit. His close relationship with his grandfather also fostered the development of his passion for equal rights, fundamental fairness, and justice for all, which naturally informed his passion for criminal defense law. Mr. Green is also a currrent member of the Board of Directors for the Tampa Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, whose organizational goal is to raise awareness of legal issues affecting our community, and with the help of our its network of community leaders, provide opportunities for everyday citizens to engage in important legal and policy movements.
Previously, Mr. Green worked as an Associate Attorney at the largest civil defense firm in the state of Florida. There, his practice was focused in the areas of general civil litigation, including premises liability, vehicle negligence, professional malpractice, first-party insurance disputes, and sinkhole litigation. Prior to working as a civil defense attorney, Mr. Green served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and he served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida handling thousands of criminal cases from inception through disposition and served as lead counsel in several bench and jury trials.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Mr. Green earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Green was an active member of the Pre-law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and he served as an intern at the Executive Office of the Governor. At the conclusion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Green went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he graduated with pro-bono honors distinction. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Monte C. Richardson, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Green was awarded the Advanced Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting Certificate, which was presented for his excellence in legal research, analysis, oral advocacy, and writing.
J.D. Florida Coastal School of Law, 2013 ProBono Honors Legal Research, Writing & Drafting, Certificate B.A. Florida A&M University, 2010
Hon. Charles R. Wilson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2014 - 2015.
The Florida Bar; Hillsborough County Bar Association; George Edgecomb Bar Association; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Member, Board of Directors, Tampa Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society, 2018.
Judge Joseph Woodrow Hatchett - A Civil Rights Legend in the Fight for Equality and Justice. (See Volume XV, No. 2 - Summer 2018).