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Raymond Greene is one of the firm’s premier trial lawyers who has extensive experience in litigating employment, wrongful death/personal injury, transportation, product liability, construction and class action matters. Coordinates multi-disciplinary response to catastrophic events as the point person of Burnham Brown’s 24 Emergency Response Team.

Special Recognition

  • Has the highest available rating in Legal Ability and Ethics from Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Experience

  • Represents clients in multiple industries facing class action litigation involving allegations of missed meal/break periods, unpaid overtime, failure to pay minimum wage and provide accurate and timely wage statements.
  • Independent contractor misclassification.
  • Defends transportation industry clients in a variety of matters, including evolving legal issues like FMCSA Preemption of California wage and hour laws, independent contractor misclassification legislation and interpretation of California Labor Codes.
  • Assists transportation clients in reviewing and evaluating independent contractor, owner-operator and vehicle lease agreements to assure compliance with California Labor Law.
  • Defends construction, transportation, manufacturing and food distribution companies against catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, including emergency response investigation, pre-litigation alternative dispute resolution and litigation/trial.
  • Represents educational institutions, sports organizations, and public entities involving employment, injury and student related risk.

Litigation

  • One of the firm's premier trial lawyers who has extensive experience in litigating employment, wrongful death/personal injury, product liability and construction matters.
  • Practices in federal and state courts throughout California having tried over twenty cases in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo and Monterey counties as well as in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Successfully tried over twenty jury trials in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Stanislaus and Monterey Counties, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Participate in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation and Arbitration.
  • Litigates class action and single plaintiff cases throughout the State of California, including developing discovery plans to defeat class certification and prevail on dispositive motions to posture cases for early and effective resolution.
  • Enforces and participates in arbitration agreement proceedings to avoid protractive litigation-related expenses in order achieve efficient rulings and/or settlements.
  • Initiates alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation, voluntary settlement conferences, and early neutral evaluation.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • The Harmonie Group
  • Former member of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Inn of Courts
  • Former member of the St. Isidore School Board
  • Attendee, ABA Transportation Mega Conference and Northwest Arkansas Transportation Seminar

Community Involvement

  • Founded and co-chairs a scholarship for second year law students at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
  • Sponsor, Making Aces Golf Tournament which is a fundraising event for ACE, a Sacramento area non profit that provides opportunities for academic and professional advancement for young people of color.

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Presenter, “Reopening guidelines for employers in COVID Epidemic” Virtual Transportation Seminar by The Harmonie Group , September 23, 2020.

Raymond Greene is one of the firm’s premier trial lawyers who has extensive experience in litigating employment, wrongful death/personal injury, transportation, product liability, construction and class action matters. Coordinates multi-disciplinary response to catastrophic events as the point person of Burnham Brown’s 24 Emergency Response Team.

  • Has the highest available rating in Legal Ability and Ethics from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Represents clients in multiple industries facing class action litigation involving allegations of missed meal/break periods, unpaid overtime, failure to pay minimum wage and provide accurate and timely wage statements.
  • Independent contractor misclassification.
  • Defends transportation industry clients in a variety of matters, including evolving legal issues like FMCSA Preemption of California wage and hour laws, independent contractor misclassification legislation and interpretation of California Labor Codes.
  • Assists transportation clients in reviewing and evaluating independent contractor, owner-operator and vehicle lease agreements to assure compliance with California Labor Law.
  • Defends construction, transportation, manufacturing and food distribution companies against catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, including emergency response investigation, pre-litigation alternative dispute resolution and litigation/trial.
  • Represents educational institutions, sports organizations, and public entities involving employment, injury and student related risk.
  • One of the firm's premier trial lawyers who has extensive experience in litigating employment, wrongful death/personal injury, product liability and construction matters.
  • Practices in federal and state courts throughout California having tried over twenty cases in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo and Monterey counties as well as in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Successfully tried over twenty jury trials in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Stanislaus and Monterey Counties, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Participate in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation and Arbitration.
  • Litigates class action and single plaintiff cases throughout the State of California, including developing discovery plans to defeat class certification and prevail on dispositive motions to posture cases for early and effective resolution.
  • Enforces and participates in arbitration agreement proceedings to avoid protractive litigation-related expenses in order achieve efficient rulings and/or settlements.
  • Initiates alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation, voluntary settlement conferences, and early neutral evaluation.
  • California State Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • The Harmonie Group
  • Former member of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Inn of Courts
  • Former member of the St. Isidore School Board
  • Attendee, ABA Transportation Mega Conference and Northwest Arkansas Transportation Seminar
  • Founded and co-chairs a scholarship for second year law students at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
  • Sponsor, Making Aces Golf Tournament which is a fundraising event for ACE, a Sacramento area non profit that provides opportunities for academic and professional advancement for young people of color.
  • Co-Presenter, “Reopening guidelines for employers in COVID Epidemic” Virtual Transportation Seminar by The Harmonie Group , September 23, 2020.
  • University of San Francisco (J.D., 1987)
  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1982)
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2002