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Richard P. Green

Richard Green has extensive litigation experience in a variety of areas such as real property, commercial, code enforcement and environmental matters.  He represents various public and private entities in litigation in both federal, state, and administrative forums.  Primarily, he has represented clients in litigation regarding environmental matters such as environmental permitting, environmental contamination, and construction litigation.

Green also represents various types of clients in all matters of real estate transactions including acquisition, sale, and closing administration. Due to his unique qualifications and licenses, Green is able to assist families who need to transfer real estate through probate.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation

  • Environmental Litigation

  • Administrative Litigation

  • Professional License Investigations

  • Riparian Rights

  • Environmental Permitting matters

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) Member; Membership Diversity Enhancement Program Recipient, 2016-2017; Leadership Development Program 2022; Litigation Committee, Co-Chair 2022-2023

  • The Florida Bar, Member: City, County, and Local Government Law Section, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Trial Lawyers Section

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member 2018-present

  • Manatee County Bar Association, Member 2016-present, Manatee County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board Member, 2017-2018

  • Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center, Board Member, 2018-present

  • Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors, Member


  • Manatee/Sarasota My Florida Regional MLS, Member

  • Harrison Ranch CDD Supervisor, 2016-2020, Chairman of the Board 2019-2020

  • Leadership Manatee, Class of 2017

  • Blackstone Legal Fellow, 2008

  • The Kentucky Bar Association, Member 2010

Awards and Recognitions

  • Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers List, Administrative/Regulatory Law and Environmental Litigation, 2024

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Environmental Litigation and Real Estate Law, 2024

  • Florida Rising Stars, Administrative Law; Environmental Litigation; Real Estate, 2020-present




  • J.D., Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, 2010

  • B.S., University of Louisville, 2007