A blog by Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum. Commenting on criminal law issues of local and national interest.

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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  1. Watch out. Jack Marshall's got his eye on you.

  2. I linked to this thinking it was true. I even looked at the date to make sure it wasn't April Fool's day when this was written (but then again, Stevens just announced his retirement today, so. . ) Anyway, I've been had. Nicely done.

  3. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Is this an april fools joke that came in late? No way Obama has ever even heard of Greenfield. Furthermore, presidents pick people who write legal treatises and the like, not blog posts.

  4. Anonymous at 7:15,

    I don't know if Obama has ever heard of Greenfield. I can only state what I've heard, and that is that Greenfield is someone who could be tapped. I believe his blog is worthy of consideration by Congress in his nomination, as it is in the Library of Congress. Greenfield is my choice and I hope he is yours too. We need your support, as well as the support of all the other Anonymous blog commenters out there. Please spread the word.

  5. Hell, I'll endorse him, though my own description of the push as a fantasy remains.

    Nobody who admits to an actual point of view on anything will get the nod.