Chicago Dental Society member and CDS Review columnist John M. Green, founder of Green Law Offices, LLC, was honored with a 2012 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for Outstanding Defense Verdict in a dental malpractice case by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The prestigious award was presented at the Law Bulletin’s annual awards ceremony Oct. 17 before more than 200 attorneys and judges.
Renowned for his diverse defense expertise in intricate cases, Dr. Green was honored for his successful defense of two dentists sued for allegedly failing to diagnose the tongue cancer of a syndicated journalist in 2006 and 2007 which caused her to lose two-thirds of her tongue. As a result of the tongue cancer, the journalist faced a lifetime of speech challenges. The plaintiff’s attorney had asked the jury for $18.2 million, but instead the jury returned a ‘not guilty’ verdict.
According to the Law Bulletin, hundreds of cases that go to trial are reviewed each year by the Jury Verdict Reporter, with only nine cases recognized for outstanding achievement.
A Chicago native, Dr. Green received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry and the DePaul University College of Law. As one of the few practicing defense attorneys in the United States who is also a practicing dentist, Dr. Green is a noted expert in dental malpractice defense litigation. He is a popular speaker on dental malpractice defense.
He resides with his wife, Mary, and four children in the Chicago area. You can read his column in every issue of the CDS Review, and an archive of his online column here.