Earl G. Greene


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  • Biography

    Earl G. Greene, III (“Chip”) is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation practice group. Earl has handled all aspects of litigation in Nebraska and Iowa for over 35 years.  He is experienced in handling a large volume of cases with high-dollar demands and exposures. Earl has litigated a wide variety of matters including employment, asbestos and other toxic tort, professional liability, construction, medical malpractice defense, healthcare, insurance coverage, dram shop, and products liability.  He has also handled a wide variety of general insurance defense claims from pre-suit advice/discussions with adjusters, to litigation and through appeal.  

    Earl has tried over 35 first chair civil jury lawsuits to verdict, including medical malpractice cases, commercial cases, dram shop litigation, personal injury, property damage cases, and first party insurance cases. Earl has over 20 years of medical-dental malpractice litigation experience. His malpractice defense work includes defense of medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, hospitals and medical or dental clinics. Malpractice insurance carriers have retained him for defense work in both Nebraska and Iowa.

    He regularly serves as an adjunct faculty at both Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he presents classes to medical and physician assistant students on medical – legal issues. He has also authored a chapter on medical malpractice which is included in a physician assistant text book used nationally, “Physician Assistant: A Guide To Clinical Practice”, 5th-7th Editions.


    • Nebraska
    • Iowa
    • South Dakota
    • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
    • U.S. District Court, Southern Division, District of Iowa
    • U.S. District Court, Northern Division, District of Iowa


    • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association, 1983-Present
    • Member, Iowa State Bar Association, 1988-Present
    • Member, Omaha Bar Association, 1983-Present
    • Member, Defense Counsel of Nebraska, 1997-Present
    • Member, Defense Research Institute, 2000-Present
    • Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys 2000-Present

    Community Involvement

    • Youth Sports Coach- YMCA, Christ the King School
    • Christ the King Church Parish Council
    • Nebraska Special Olympics Board of Directors
    • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master and Adult Leader
    • Adjunct Faculty – Bellevue University
    • Adjunct Faculty – University of Nebraska College of Medicine
    • Adjunct Faculty – Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Practice Areas
  • Publications & Presentations


    • Medical Malpractice and Risk Management for the Physicians’ Assistant, Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Elsevier, 2017 and 2019.


    • M4 program-Medical Malpractice, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1997-2018
    • Dimensions in Medicine – Medical Malpractice, Creighton University School of Medicine, 2003-2018
  • Education


    J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 1982

    B.A., History/Biology/Education, Hamilton College, 1978


    Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated for over twenty years