Elizabeth F. Greene

About me

I was born and raised in rural eastern North Carolina. I am the daughter of educators and the granddaughter of grandparents who never had the opportunity to attend college. I moved to Charlotte in 1999 after graduating from law school. During my legal career, I have served as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, I have served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, and I have served as an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County.

As in-house counsel, I learned the importance of having a strategic vision and that there is no substitute for providing exceptional customer service. As an Assistant United States Attorney, I prosecuted complex federal conspiracies, murder, robbery, financial crimes, firearms offenses and drug offenses. As an Assistant District Attorney, I prosecuted a wide array of criminal cases including murders, attempted murders, armed robberies and drug offenses.

I have tried more than 50 criminal cases to verdict. My professional experiences have provided me with extensive investigation and trial experience, and an ability to navigate both state and federal courts. My personal experiences have made me compassionate and competitive. I know how to communicate effectively with judges, witnesses, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, jurors, fellow attorneys and people from all walks of life. I know when representation of a client requires finesse, and I know when representation of a client requires being uncompromising and aggressive.

Whether a business or an individual, my clients can always rely on me to be a prepared, passionate and fierce advocate.

Practice areas

Criminal defense

  • Federal court
    • Federal conspiracies to include racketeering, drug and money laundering
    • Firearms offenses and violent crime
    • Financial crime
    • Government investigations and white-collar defense
  • State court
    • Violent crime
    • Drug crime


Professional activities & awards

Awards and recognition

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Criminal Defense Section)


  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • J.D., 1999, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University
    – The Order of Barristers
  • B.A., 1994, English Literature, The University of Virginia