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Ryan W. Greene


Attorney Ryan W. Greene is licensed in the United States Virgin Islands and in Texas, but routinely handles complex litigation across the nation. A graduate of Baylor Law School, Ryan is a civil trial attorney with over 22 years of experience litigating civil cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States and the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix). He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdicts in state and federal courts.

Ryan’s practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of negligence, premises liability, and other civil torts. He also focuses on aviation and product defect cases against some of the world’s largest manufacturers.

He has routinely handled significant personal injury cases arising from commercial vehicle collisions and personal injury matters involving traumatic brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries. Ryan also represents individuals in select cases of employment discrimination and wrongful termination, including in collective actions for unpaid overtime compensation.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Baylor University School of Law, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Mississippi, cum laude, 1994

Professional Licenses

  • Attorney at Law, Texas 1998 (Currently handling no cases in Texas)
  • Attorney at Law, United States Virgin Islands, 2003

Court Admissions

  • Territorial and District Courts of the Virgin Islands of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law in Texas (2004-2009)

Relevant Professional Experience

  • Counsel for individuals and wrongful death beneficiaries in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases
  • Counsel for Plaintiffs in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation retaliation, and breach of contract cases, as well as other wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation cases

Awards and Honors

  • May 2004 named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005 Law & Politics Magazine, named as one of the Top Lawyers in Texas under 40 years of age based on personal observations by senior lawyers making the nominations
  • Best Oral Advocate in Baylor Law School moot court competitions, 1996 and 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • 2008 American Association for Justice (AAJ), Speaker, Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA – AAJ Employment Rights Section – Closing Arguments in Employment Cases
  • November 8, 2005 – Speaker MADD in Motion Breakfast – Vision for Our Chapter (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas)
  • January 26, 2005 and May 19, 2005 – Speaker, Dallas Bar Association – Summary of Proposed Revisions to the Dallas County Local Rules
  • June 24, 2004 – Speaker, Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics and Peer Assistance Committees’ Seminar – The Grievance Process and Issues Related to Substance Abuse and Depression Among Attorneys (Ethics CLE)
  • May 7, 2004 – Speaker, Dallas Bar Association: Tips for Lawyers – Managing Workflow to Avoid a Grievance (Ethics CLE)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Virgin Islands Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Member, 2011-present
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association CLE Committee, Member, 2009-2010
  • Co-Chair Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee, 2004
  • Co-Chair Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee Local Rules Revisions Subcommittee, 2003 – 2005
  • Co-Chair Dallas Bar AssociationLegalLine Committee, 2001 – 2002
  • Co-Chair Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Professionalism Committee, 2003-2004
  • DAYL Leadership Class, 2000
  • Co-Chair DAYL Judiciary Committee, 2000
  • Co-Vice Chair, DAYL Judiciary Committee, 1999
  • Member DAYL, Judiciary Committee 1999

Other Associations and Activities

  • American Association of Justice, 1997 – present
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association, 2003 – present
  • State Bar of Texas, 1998 – present