New York Court of Appeals (2012)
Supreme Court of Ohio (2014)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2014)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2017)
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016)
Case Western Reserve University, J.D. cum laude (2011)
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. (2007)
Case Western Reserve University - College of Arts and
Sciences 2017 Distinguished Young Alumna
Jacqueline Greene joined Friedman & Gilbert in February 2014. Jacqueline’s civil rights practice focuses primarily on police and prison misconduct, wrongful convictions and wrongful imprisonment, and other government misconduct.
Jacqueline also provides criminal defense representation in federal, state, and municipal criminal cases.
In addition, Jacqueline serves as Co-Coordinator for the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. In this capacity, Jacqueline recruits and organizes pro bono criminal defense attorneys for political criminal cases in the Greater Cleveland area, defends protesters herself, and represents the NLG in civil litigation. Jacqueline also trains and organizes NLG Legal Observers (who observe law enforcement conduct at protests and demonstrations) in Northeast Ohio.
Jacqueline also serves as Secretary for the Ohio Innocence Project’s Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates, a group of practitioners and advocates who litigate, support, and educate the community about innocence and wrongful conviction cases in the state of Ohio.
Jacqueline is also a member of the National Police Accountability Project, a non-profit membership organization of plaintiff's lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending police abuse of authority through coordinated legal action, public education, and support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating police misconduct.
Prior to joining Friedman & Gilbert, Jacqueline worked internationally in the fields of criminal law, human rights law, and humanitarian law. She was a Human Rights Fellow at the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in 2013 and a Researcher for the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute in 2011 and 2012.
Jacqueline has worked on international criminal trials, as a member of the Nuon Chea defense team in the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia, and as part of the prosecution team in the trial of warlord and Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Jacqueline has also worked in public health law and advocacy in South Africa.
Jacqueline has been engaged for many years in social justice activism and advocacy, including civil rights and criminal justice issues.