Friday, April 09, 2010

With Stevens Retirement, Rumors Spread Regarding Scott Greenfield

Since the announcement of Justice Steven's Summer Retirement, I've been receiving e-mails, a few texts, and a couple phone calls regarding the increasing rumor that New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Scott Greenfield is in contention for the next appointment to the United States Supreme Court.

Many know that Scott is a friend of mine, but when contacted today, he would only say that he "would seriously consider it."

Scott, while no darling of conservatives, brings 25 years of experience as one of New York's most well-known criminal practitioners. He has an AV rating, the highest possible, from Martindale Hubbell, and is recognized in “Who’s Who” in the world, America and American Law. He has served as a legal expert and analyst for television news shows from “60 Minutes” to “20/20”, and ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, Court TV and Fox.

More from his biography:

"Scott’s cases have been the subject of a book, magazine articles and television shows. Scott is regarded as one of a handful of top criminal defense lawyers who excels in both trial work and appeals. His written work is considered some of the best in the nation, often writing Op-Eds, Amicus briefs and Editor Letters for Bar Associations and other well known lawyers.

Scott is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Courts of Appeal, Second and Third Circuits, United States District Courts, SDNY and EDNY.

He is also a former Vice President, Director and Chair of Amicus Committee, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

While he may be considered a long shot, I wouldn't count him out. The Court needs a criminal practitioner, and Scott Greenfield may just be the one to get the nod.

If anyone hears anything regarding this, please let me know and I'll update the post.

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court, and the author of The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer.

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