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Michelle M. Greene - The Lanier Law Firm OTW

Personal Background

Michelle Greene is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm. She represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including toxic torts and products liability. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Greene worked passionately in representing individuals, communities, and municipalities across the country injured as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals. She also represented individuals injured by Aqueous Film-Form Foam (AFFF) and Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the multi-district litigation.

Ms. Greene lives in Manhattan and is an active volunteer for local animal shelters and wildlife conservation programs. As an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, visiting national parks, traveling, and playing sports.

She is a graduate of Pace University School of Law, a program that is ranked as number one in the country for environmental law according to U.S. News & World Report. There, she represented the Department of Environmental Protection at the Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings on asbestos issues and served as a legal intern at the United Nations where she was part of the negotiation process for various treaties. Michelle also served as the Senior Associate of Pace Environmental Law Review and was President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Admissions and Certification

  • Licensed to practice in New York State


  • Undergraduate – Florida State University – Environmental Science
  • JD – Cum Laude, Pace University School of Law


  • Lawdragon’s List of X – The Next Generation of 500 Leading Lawyers in America – Plaintiff Litigation, inc. Toxic Torts, Product Liability
  • Best Lawyers “Ones To Watch” – 2024 – Environmental Law
  • Best Lawyers “Ones To Watch” – 2024 – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Community and Professional Activities

Ms. Greene has been a panelist and speaker at several Water Contamination Conferences, including those hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Also a published author on various topics including toxic tort statute of limitation issues, Ms. Greene’s articles can be found in the New York Law Journal and Lawyer Monthly.