Greene Espel PLLP
Cliff Greene is "a venerated member of the Bar and a respected source of advice to the firm's business clients." (Chambers and Partners, 2019)
As one of Minnesota's preeminent trial attorneys, Cliff represents clients in complex business, employment, and product liability actions. He also regularly counsels and defends government agencies and officials in disputes involving high-profile claims and significant precedent.
Drawing on his litigation experience, Cliff is regularly retained to arbitrate or mediate disputes and serves federal and state courts as Special Master.
Cliff's advocacy on behalf of clients consistently earns recognition from leading legal publications—including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Benchmark Litigation. In 2018, Best Lawyers elected Cliff as the"2018 Minneapolis Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year." Minnesota Super Lawyers also profiled his achievements in the 2014 cover story, “There’s no I in Greene.”
As a thought leader, Cliff maintains a special focus on federal practice and procedure. He has been appointed by three different chief judges of the District of Minnesota to chair the Local Rules Advisory Committee. In 2016, the Chief Judge appointed Cliff to co-chair the federal magistrate Merit Selection Panel. Cliff has also taught federal jurisdiction to law students as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Active in civic affairs as well as the legal community, Cliff received the 2013 Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award from the Minnesota Cardozo Society, given annually to an attorney or judge who exemplifies excellence in his/her practice, community service, and lifelong learning.
Cliff's complete bio can be found here.