Cynthia L. Greene

Cynthia L. Greene joined Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. on September 4, 2018 as an Of Counsel attorney.  Ms. Greene previously founded and managed Cynthia L. Greene & Associates, P.A in Miami, Florida.  Ms. Greene will continue to dedicate her practice to family law and represent clients throughout the state at both the trial and appellate levels in matters involving divorce, child custody and visitation, property division, spousal and child support, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and order modifications.

After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami in 1975, Ms. Greene continued on to the University of Miami School of Law and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1979.

Ms. Greene is certified in marital and family law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar, she is licensed to practice in Florida and before the Supreme Court of the United States and has more than 400 reported appellate decisions to her credit. 

Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Greene is listed in Best Lawyers in America* and has received an AV-Preeminent** rating from Martindale-Hubble as well as an "Excellent" rating from Avvo, the online legal directory and forum.  She has also shared her knowledge with her peers through her authorship of articles relating to development in her field of practice that have appeared in the Nova Law Review, The Florida Bar Journal and the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 

Ms. Greene presently serves as the Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, a position she has held since 2010.  In that capacity, she has overseen and participated in the writing of Amicus Curiae briefs submitted in several of the most legally significant family law cases addressed by Florida's appellate courts in the past several years including, but not limited to, Florida Department of Children and Families v In Re: Matter of Adoption of X.X.G and N.R.G., 45 So.3d 79 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010); Shaw v Shaw, Second District Court of Appeal and State of Florida v. Pareto & State of Florida v Huntsman (consolidated), Third District Court of Appeal (both presently pending). 

*The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

**Av Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process.  Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary.  Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards

Recognitions

  • Naifeh & Smith, "The Best Lawyers in America". 1993-Present
  • Super Lawyers: 2006-2018
  • AV-Preeminent rated from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2013)
  • Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers (2010-2013)
  • Top 25 Women South Miami Super Lawyers (2006)
  • "Chair's Visionary Award", Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2009)
  • "Outstanding Service, Dedication and Loyalty to the Family Law Section" Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2010-2011)
  • "Chair's Award of Outstanding Merit" Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2009-2010)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • U.S. Supreme Court, (1987-present)
  • Florida Bar, (1979-present), Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2010-present), former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Marital and Family Law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar
  • Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

  • The Family Law Trial Notebook and Family Law Case Summaries, James Publishing, Inc, 1989-1999
  • Article: Grandparents' Visitation Rights: Is the Tide Turning?, 11 Journal American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, (1995)
  • Article: Alimony is Not Forever: Self-Sufficiency and Permanent Alimony, 4 Journal American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers 9 (1988)
  • Article: Rehabilitative Alimony: Questions but No Answers, The Florida Bar Journal, (December, 1986)
  • Article: Woods Have Eyes as Walls Have Ears: Intraspousal Wiretapping and Eavesdropping in Domestic Relations Cases, The Florida Bar Journal, (July/August 1982)
  • Article: Dissolution of the Educational Partnership Marriage, The Florida Bar Journal (July/August 1981)