ABOUT Vincent L. Greene IV

Vin Greene works on behalf of victims of lead poisoning, asbestos-related diseases and defective medical products.

He represents children and families poisoned by exposure to lead paint and pigments in trials, negotiations and settlements, including achieving a rare jury verdict and compensatory damages in 2015 for a Rhode Island woman who suffered cognitive defects due to lead exposure as a child. 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, as well as Ohio Appellate Courts.

In addition to his toxic exposure casework, Vin litigates on behalf of patients who suffered severe health complications caused by allegedly defective mesh products, including Composix Kugel Mesh patches and other hernia mesh products, as well as transvaginal mesh.

Active in the legal community, Vin served in 2015 as President of the Rhode Island Association for Justice. He is the current Treasurer for the Rhode Island Center for Justice, a non-profit law center advocating for workers’ rights and other public interest issues. 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.

Awards and Accolades

•Best Lawyers

2017-2020 Product liability litigation - plaintiffs


2020 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

•Super Lawyers

2014-2018 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.

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Recent Blog Posts

August 5, 2015

Improving standards and stepping outside of the box in the battle against mesothelioma

by: Vincent L. Greene IV

September 26, 2012

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2012

by: Vincent L. Greene IV

June 15, 2012

Changing demographics for mesothelioma diagnoses

by: Vincent L. Greene IV

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