Vincent L. Greene IV

Vin Greene works on behalf of victims of lead poisoning and asbestos-related diseases.

Vin represents children and families poisoned by exposure to lead paint and pigments in trials, negotiations and settlements. Vin’s legal efforts led to his critical role in defeating tort reform legislation in Rhode Island, utilizing testimony, analysis and grassroots outreach to push passage of a bill that helped prevent childhood lead poisoning without infringing on victims’ rights. For his numerous efforts and accomplishments, the Childhood Lead Action Project honored him with its Beyond the Call of Duty Award in 2001.

Vin also represents workers and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as a result of occupational, environmental or household exposure to asbestos. He has managed asbestos cases and negotiations on behalf of hundreds of individuals, including arguing before the Supreme Courts of Ohio and Rhode Island. 

Vin began working with Motley Rice attorneys in 1997 on the landmark litigation against the tobacco industry and medical malpractice cases. Named a Motley Rice member in 2008, Vin is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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  • J.D., George Washington University, 1998
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1995


  • American Association for Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice, Past President

Licensed In

  • Rhode Island

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Awards and Accolades

  • Super Lawyers®

    2014–2017 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list Personal injury – products: plaintiff; Class action/mass torts; Environmental litigation

  • Benchmark Plaintiff

    2012–2014 Rhode Island "Litigation Star": environmental, medical malpractice, toxic tort

  • The Legal 500 United States

    2010 Mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation – toxic tort
    *Although it endorses this lawyer, The Legal 500 United States is not a Motley Rice client.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®

    2017–2018 Product liability litigation – plaintiffs