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David R. Greene

Criminal defense Attorney at Van Nuys, CA

5.0   13 reviews

Licensed for 10 years

About David

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  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    DUI. Drug charges. Domestic Violence. Traffic. Recently earned a celebrity client a dismissal of a misdemeanor charge.

    10 years, 200 cases

  2. Landlord or tenant
    25%
    Evictsfv.com - evictions and UD matters in the Los Angeles Courts.

    6 years, 200 cases

  3. Business
    15%
    Business disputes. Have represented a publicly-traded company in Board member litigation. Insider trading, trade secrets violations, conversion, breach of contract, unfair business practices and more.

    9 years, 5 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    15%
    Have recovered six-figures for discrimination in the workplace. Handle wage & hour, break and vacation violations, and wrongful termination. Recently recovered over one-year's pay for a client who was treated poorly by his former employer.

    10 years, 10 cases

  5. Entertainment
    5%
    Over 10 years of experience in Business and Legal Affairs for entertainment companies. Music, film, television, production. Right management and protection in addition to compensation negotiations and executive packages.

    19 years, 50 cases

A 2016 - 2022 SuperLawyer, every year (6 years running), which is a distinction only given to the top 2.5% of Attorney in Los Angeles.  David Greene is a litigator who has handled thousands of matters in the criminal and civil courts.  He is a strong advocate for clients both inside and out of the courtroom. David is no longer taking on new clients unless by professional referral. 

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Client's Choice 2016
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Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Dignity Law Group, APC
Dignity Law Group, APC
5401 Business Park S
Suite 124-128
Bakersfield, CA, 93309
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Susan | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HE ACTUALLY CARES! BUT MORE, HE GETS THE JOB DONE RIGHT!
I am SO beyond grateful I had David represent me in court. He treated me as if he was representing a family member. I was totally freaked out about my legal situation and he completely put me at ease, because I knew he actually cared about what I was going through. I have never known a lawyer who cared about much more than the money. And he's a TOTAL rockstar in court! He's just so smart and he really worked hard to make sure that I had the best possible chance of things going my way. And go my way they did! He fixed every single problem I had and basically convinced the judge to give me what I had been praying for. I hope I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, David Greene is the ONLY person I'm going to call. Thank you, David!!! I'm am beyond thankful I met you and I hope God rewards you for all the people you have helped, for how much you truly care about people and for how hard you work for them. I felt like I had a real friend by my side throughout the entire nightmare. I can't tell you what it meant to me to be able to talk to you and to be confident in feeling that you knew the hell you were doing. Because of that because and because you are such a smart thinker, you figured out a way for make it all work out for me. You are an absolutely amazing lawyer and an amazing person! Thank you again.
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Response from David Greene August 17, 2016
Hi Susan: I¹m really touched by your review and I truly appreciate you taking the time and such care to describe your experience with me. Best regards, David
Posted by T.YOUNG | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY. RECOMMENDED. …
MY. CASE. WAS. DISMISSED. DAVID. GREENE. IS. AN. EXCELLENT. ATTORNEY. DO. YOURSELF. A. FAVOR. . HIRE. HIM . T. YOUNG
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Effective, Compassionate ... Results!
As senior citizen tenants impacted by Covid-19, we retained Joseph W. Kellener & David R. Greene of The Dignity Law Group to defend and represent us in several UD property owner eviction attempts. Their professionalism and reliable expertise coupled with a compassionate pursuit of justice resulted in successful defenses and positive and productive outcomes. Reach out to them, they listen and act - Anonymous
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Posted by Kody | October 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
There are no words to describe my gratitude for David and his team. From the very beginning David was communicative and understands the needs in preparation for all stages of the legal system. He was extremely knowledgable of my case after speaking to me over the phone ONE time. At the first hearing, he informed me that there was evidence needing to be provided which I sent over to him. From there, he did his thing and went to court on my behalf. David was always responsive and attentive to my needs, reassuring me every step of the way. Tons of research went into finding the perfect attorney and I am so glad we chose David. At the end of it all, he ended up winning my case and I would HIGHLY recommend David and his team for any legal issues you or anyone you may know is experiencing.
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Response from David Greene December 10, 2021
Kody. Thank you very much for sharing your experience, and for saying that together, you and I, we were able to get everything we needed to get everyone to see the same picture. That is what leads to an ideal outcome. It is so scary to suddenly be confronting issues and scenarios that don't make sense, and wondering "how did this happen?" and that is 100% why I do what I do. So happy we were able to work together, and it was very generous of you to write this. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to reach out.
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Posted by Kieran | October 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord-Tenant Dispute
My son had an issue with a Landlord who kept harassing him and wouldn't fix anything in a substandard apartment. After receiving a barrage of 3 day notices we were referred to Joseph Kellener and David Greene at Dignity Law Group. These guys are no nonsense and easy to work with even though it was a long drawn out process (covid didn't help). Whenever we had landlord issues along the way they were there to reassure us and always responded promptly. Last but not least they got us a good settlement. Highly recommended for Tenant Landlord disputes.
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Response from David Greene December 10, 2021
Kieren, Thank you very much for your kind words and for being such a considerate and organized client. I wish everyone were as easy to work with as you were. It was very nice of you to share your experience here, thank you for doing that. Cheers to you and yours and if you ever need anything at all, just let us know.
Posted by Ken | January 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Experience
After having some terrible trouble with our landlord, a friend recommended us to The Dignity Law Group. Mr. Greene and his associates took on our case and got us a very fair settlement. They were a pleasure to work with, and genuinely seemed to care about our case.
Response from David Greene December 10, 2021
Hi Ken, Thank you so much for sharing this on here. I hope this finds you well and if you ever need anything don't hesitate to reach out.
Posted by MARK LAWRENCE MILLER | November 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This your FIRST choice for legal representation
So, you find yourself in a legal entanglement. You're being sued. You feel there's justification to sue someone who wronged you. You're actually a good person and simply found yourself on the seemingly powerless side of a tough situation. You got pulled over by an overly aggressive team of tough cops. (By the way, that last one was me.) And now, only an astute, competent, relentless but truly gifted lawyer can help you. One you can afford. One who personifies empathy. David Greene is such a man. To detail here just how brilliantly he delved into my case and turned a charged-DUI into a wet reckless case - in the toughest province to accomplish such a feat - Burbank - would not serve any of you the justice that David achieved for me. Sure, you want representation you can trust, and Mr. Greene is that, personified. But you will find this lawyer's quiet comforting, his tenacious defense methods, and above all, his straightforward compassion each elements of his kindhearted disposition - and that will come in handy during your dispute. I'm in the entertainment industry. I have lots of lawyers. David Greene is the finest, most upstanding, and most sensible one I've ever had the pleasure to represented by. Stop searching. Time is of the essence and David Greene knows it. He returns calls, promptly. He's there when you're just blue over the whole damn enterprise. Look no further and hire him. For anything. His firm is your last stop and when you get a satisfactory resolution, you'll thank me. I'll never stop thanking him. He. Is. Awesome.
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Response from David Greene December 10, 2021
Mark, you are a great soul and your words are a gift. Even when they aren't about me! Seriously, thank you! Anything you need. Any time.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A super badass ninja!!
My words can't do this man justice, honestly. There are no words to explain what a truly amazing attorney David is, however I will try here anyway ;-) David went above and beyond the call of duty for me and for my situation. He far exceeded my expectations with the way that he handled my case. David cares for others, his actions reflect this as a passion of his, oh and he is also an attorney ;) His interaction reflects the character of his heart, and in this line of work, it is extremely rare to witness such integrity and magnificent honor. It's especially rare in this city of, Los Angeles. When I originally found David on Yelp, my search did not last long as my intuition said, that is him! That's the one. Looking back, my intuition served me right. I didn't care if he didn't have many reviews because I already knew that I would be in excellent care. Which I was!!!! There is no one else like him in this field, I can assure you of that. Energy does not lie, not only is he a kind hearted soul, but he is super ninja, badass in the court room!!! He can handle anything that comes his way, for anyone, and he will execute it with class, kindness, honor, integrity, and respect. He is a rare breed. My case was so long and drawn out unnecessarily, he was so patient in its entirety and I am forever grateful and thankful for this, and for him. If you are looking for the whole package in representation, look no further, David Greene is your guy. A review can only say so much, it is the experience that speaks. Thank you so much David, forever grateful.
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Posted by AJ | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just incredible!
I had been in an accident and also some had some legal troubles a couple times and David was nothing short of amazing. I was embarrassed about some of the charges I had been facing, and he never made me feel like I was a criminal. He actually got one of my charges dropped when I thought that all was lost. He kept me informed every step of the way and gave me the breakdown of how things might play out and helped to ease my mind. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring him to represent you!
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Response from David Greene January 12, 2017
Hi AJ: I wanted to take the time to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I know how difficult things were for you and I know how bad it can feel when people are disrespectful towards you, just because you made a mistake. I'm very I was able to be there for you when you needed me and that I helped resolved things for you. Best regards, David
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Posted by Vivian | March 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
What a great experience!
I am so grateful a friend recommended me to call David! From the first phone call we had, David was already helping me to understand everything that I was going through. Not only he is a good lawyer, but he genuinely cares for people. He let me know what my options were and took care of everything for me. I didn't need to do much. He answered all my calls and any questions I had. I am very appreciative of his work and happy that I met such a good person in this town!
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Response from David Greene January 12, 2017
Hi Vivian: I'm sorry that it's taken me so long to thank you for sharing your experience with others who might be suddenly dealing with legal matters and don't know where to turn. I truly appreciate your kind words. I've seen how devastating legal issues can be, so I am very sensitive to providing support to my clients and helping them to understand how the process actually works, what the options are and what the outcomes of those options might be. I'm happy I was able to work everything out for you and that you were able to carry on knowing this is all in the past. Best regards, David
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing young man
David Greene helped me in so many ways. I had gone to a very dark place and made some really bad choices. Mr. Greene was warm, very sweet and friendly. He got the judge to give me a chance to turn everything around. Before he got involved they had said there was mandatory jail! He not only resolved my matter with my criminal court case, but also is now helping me sue my previous work for wrongful termination. Thank you Mr. Greene. God bless you.
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Response from David Greene March 3, 2016
Thank you. It is a privilege to help and to do what i do!
Posted by Aaron | January 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation
David Green is a great lawyer. He handle not one but a couple of my cases. All issue were resolved and closed thanks to David and his team. Because of David and his team I am having a great new year, I like his professionalism and the way he handled Evey problem that came about. I highly recommend David and his team to any person who's looking for a straight forward honest and hard working lawyer with an amazing staff.. David will now officially be my lawyer and represent me in any legal matters I may have. I trust David and his team. They did not let me down. I'm sure they can do the same for you. God bless and thanks again David and staff.
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Response from David Greene March 3, 2016
Thank you Aaron! It is a privilege to help wonderful people such as yourself.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2013
No complexity too complex
David Greene was able to resolve a complex issue involving multiple courthouses and citations. His knowledge of how things work and, more importantly, "how the game is played" was incredibly useful in reaching a quick and favorable resolution.
Response from David Greene January 12, 2017
I just realized I never thanked you for your nice review! Sadly the legal system can be tricky and it's not always fair. For a lawyer to truly serve his/her client, they have to be adept at working with and through the system. I'm glad I resolved things quickly and ideally for you. I know your legal issues are now long behind you, and I hope things are going well. I hope you never need me, but if you do, you know I'll be there for you. Best, David
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dignity Law Group, APC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Shevin Law Group
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Universal Music Group
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Emerson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • People v. E.G
  • All dismissed.
  • People v. D.Y
  • diversion
  • People v. D.L
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Westside Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • california criminal bar association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Daily Journal
  • Security Deposits
  • 2021
  • Daily Journal
  • Security Deposits
  • 2021
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Meeting
  • Marijuana DUI in Los Angeles
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the privilege to work with Mr. Greene. He is an excellent attorney and is well respected by his clients and his peers in the legal community. David pays close attention to the details to get the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is hard working, reliable, and skilled in DUI and traffic law. You are in very good hands if he is representing you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Greene for quite some time now and I fully endorse him. He works hard to get his clients the best outcome possible and he will not feed you B. S. information that your hoping to hear. He is honest, trustworthy, and tells you how it is. When you are in trouble with the law, the last thing you need to hear is a romantic fantasy in which you will eventually be let down. You need to know how it is, and what your true options are. Plus on top of his legal skill, he is an all around good person which is becoming scarce these days."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David assisted me with a client's case and was successful in getting the charges dismissed. Results speak for themselves!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greene's exceptional courtroom savvy and legal expertise have earned him great respect from judges, prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys, and especially his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David Greene is an excellent attorney dedicated to serving his clients' best interests. I can proudly endorse him, not only because we are lawyers in the same community, but also because we worked opposite each other on a restraining order case. In that case, Mr. Greene was courteous and polite, while simultaneously a vigorous advocate for his client's rights and interests. I can proudly recommend David Greene as a competent and aggressive attorney. He is a credit to the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Greene. Hard working, skilled, and dedicated to his clients. A respected member within the legal community."
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Van Nuys Criminal defense Lawyer David R. Greene
David R. Greene
Criminal defense Attorney
Van Nuys, CA
Licensed for 10 years