James K. Green

James K. Green is a lawyer based in West Palm Beach focusing on complex federal and civil litigation, land use, constitutional law, civil and human rights, and class actions.

Mr. Green has been practicing law for more than 45 years, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and all state and federal courts in Florida and the District of Columbia.

He has argued numerous major civil rights cases throughout his career, and has been a leader in the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, serving as its Legal Director from 1987-1992 and its President from 1993-1996.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Antioch College School of Law.


President, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. (1993-1996).

Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. (1987‑1992).

Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award, presented by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida (1997).

Honors Recipient, President's Pro Bono Service Award, The Florida Bar (1990).

William Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award, presented by Stetson University College of Law (1991).

Member, Bicentennial Constitutional Commemorative Committee (1986).

Chairperson, Charter Review Commission, City of West Palm Beach (1992).

ACLU Legal Award, presented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Central Florida Chapter (1992).

Board of Directors, Haitian‑American Community Center, Inc. (1984‑1987).

President, Palm Beach Rowing Association, Inc. (1980‑1982).


University of California, Boalt Hall Law School, Berkeley, California (Speaker on “Understanding and Proving Privacy Harm”).

American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco (Speaker on attorney’s fees litigation in civil rights cases).

American Civil Liberties Union, University of Wisconsin (Speaker on monitoring compliance in jail and prison conditions cases).

Federal Bar Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Speaker on Section 1983 litigation).

National Immigration Law Center, Miami, Florida (Speaker on Section 1983 remedies for state/local official misconduct involving undocumented workers).

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana (speaker on ethics and Section 1988 attorney's fees).

James K. Green & Barbara Kritchevsky, "Litigating Attorney’s Fees: Running the Gauntlet," 37 Urban Law. 691 (2005).

"Jury Challenges in Florida: Improving the Composition of Juries," Florida Bar Journal (May 1980).

"Truth Maybe, But At What Consequence?", Palm Beach Post (April 1985).

Kames K. Green

James K. Green