Law Offices of Joseph P. Green Jr.

Law Offices of Joseph P. Green Jr.

Joe Green is a tenacious professional whose strength in the courtroom offers criminal defendants a fair shake in what can be a scary environment. He has earned the respect of Judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and clients.

Firm Overview

Joe's practice began in the defense of criminal cases in any court, anywhere. He is an active litigator, defending criminal cases in state and federal court in Chester County, Momntgomery County, Delaware County and in Philadelphia. Joe is proud to have been awarded the highest peer-review honor available in our profession, the Martindale AV rating awarded to less than five percent of the lawyers in the country.
Joe has defended judges, police officers, prison guards, former prosecutors and private citizens charged with crime. He has represented doctors, lawyers, accountants and other professionals, and has defended criminal charges from Capital Homicide to DUI. He has recently defended a series of child pornography cases in state and federal court, securing reduced sentences in a number of cases. He has also recently succeeded in suppressing evidence seized with a series of search warrants in a state Corrupt Organizations case. His practice is widely varied and regularly successful.

Main Office

Main Office
138 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380-2915


(610) 692-0500


(610) 430-6668

Criminal Defense

Joe Green provides exceptional service and tenacious litigation in state and federal courts anywhere.

Practice Areas:
-Criminal Defense in any Court, Anywhere
-Criminal & Civil Forfeiture
-Homicide, Assault, and Firearms charges
-Drugs and Currency charges
-DUI and Vehicular Homicide charges
-Sexual misconduct and pornography charges
-Embezzlement and fraud charges
-Grand Jury Practice

Joseph P. Green

Law Offices of Joseph P. Green Jr.

Mr. Green is recognized by his peers as a preeminent criminal trial lawyer. He is an exceptionally experienced litigator, having tried over One hundred cases to jury verdict, including acquittals in nationally significant federal criminal cases, white-collar, CCE and drug-related criminal cases. He has also secured many substantial civil recoveries, including a personal injury verdict in excess of One million dollars. Joe has successfully handled all sorts of cases, in subjects as diverse as Capital Homicide and intoxicated operation of an airplane.

Mr. Green is also an accomplished lecturer, having lectured for, inter alia, The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Chester County Bar Association, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been elected a Master of the Inns of Court. Mr. Green has also testified before the President's Commission On Model State Drug Laws and before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Joe is also active in his community. He served for eight years as an elected member of the Board of School Directors of the West Chester Area School District, and during that tenure he was elected twice in a District with over One hundred thousand residents and approximately 12,000 students. Joe chaired the Property & Finance Committee for four years. During that period, the Committee and the Board evaluated, adopted and managed the implementation of a $220 million dollar secondary school renovation and addition plan. Joe also served as an elected Republican Committeeman in East Bradford Township, Chester County, from 1998 through 2007.

Practice Areas:
-Criminal Defense in any Court, Anywhere
-Criminal & Civil Forfeiture
-Criminal Appeals
-DUI and Vehicular Homicide
-Grand Jury Practice
-Forensic Accounting

-Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of
Pennsylvania, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1983

-Villanova University, J.D., 1980
-Saint Joseph's University, A.B., Economics, 1977
-Saint Joseph's Prep, 1974

Associations & Memberships:
-Chester County Bar Association
-Montgomery County Bar Association
-Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Villanova University
Juris Doctorate, 1980