Law School: California Western School of Law
College: Trinity College
Dan Greene handles major felony cases, ranging from murder to sex crimes, robberies, domestic violence, gang, theft and drug offenses, and white collar fraud. He has received not-guilty verdicts in every courthouse in San Diego County, earning acquittals in multiple “life” cases for clients charged with child molestation, as well as in domestic violence, assaults/batteries, pre-meditated attempted murder, lewd conduct, theft and other cases. He has also earned dismissals before, during or after trial where clients had been facing up to 200 years to life in prison. He has had "3-strikes” cases (25 years to life in prison) dismissed by the court at the preliminary hearings. In 2013, Greene earned not-guilty verdicts on all 22 counts of a case where his client faced 230 years to life and had spent a year and a half in jail awaiting trial. A successful defense, however, does not necessarily mean going to trial. Greene recently negotiated a grant of probation and house arrest for a client arrested initially for torture (which is punishable by “life”) and ultimately charged with kidnapping and several other felony “strike” offenses.
After college, Greene worked as a regional director for a test preparation and tutoring company owned by a Washington Post subsidiary company, leaving that position to attend law school. While in school, he clerked for the Federal Defenders of San Diego and the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. Post-bar, Greene interned with the Office of the Public Defender. Following his admission, he was hired as an associate attorney for Steigerwalt and Associates, APLC. For the past five and a half years, he has held the position of Senior Associate for Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, a highly regarded criminal defense firm in San Diego County.
Greene is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association; San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association; California Public Defenders Association; and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
I am a native San Diegan. Other than politics and acting, being a lawyer is the only career I ever wanted. One day, I hope to teach trial practice at California Western School of Law. Without question, the lawyer I most admire is my wife, Samantha. My favorite hobby is recreational softball; my most agonizing hobby is being a devoted Padres and Chargers fan. My most favorite way to spend my free time is with my wife, my two beautiful children, and my English bulldog, the Fat-Mann (a name that pays homage to the ‘80s TV version of “Law & Order” entitled “Jake and The Fatman” and my wife’s side of the family, the Manns).