William P. Greene, Jr.

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

William P. Greene, Jr. began his legal career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served as a JAG officer for 25 years in a variety of assignments such as criminal trial attorney, administrative law advisor, chair of the criminal law department of the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, VA, and as the principal legal advisor to three army commands and the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. 

Judge Greene retired from the Army in 1993 to accept an appointment by the Attorney General of the United States as an Immigration Judge. He exercised jurisdiction over cases arising in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and western New York. On November 7, 1997, President Bill Clinton appointed him as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. From August 8, 2005 until August 6, 2010, he served as the chief judge of the court.


BA, West Virginia State College; JD, Howard University