Amelia Green / Partner

Amelia’s practice involves holding police officers, correctional officers, and municipalities accountable for the unlawful use of suggestive identification procedures, coercive interrogation practices, fabrication of evidence, suppression of evidence, and jail abuses, among other official misconduct. Since joining NSB, Amelia has consistently achieved noteworthy results for her clients and has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”

For example, Amelia has obtained the two highest wrongful conviction settlements in history in Philadelphia. In 2020, Amelia negotiated a $9.8 million pre-filing settlement against the City of Philadelphia on behalf of NSB client Chester Hollman, who spent 28 years wrongfully imprisoned as a result of homicide detectives’ fabrication of evidence. Amelia also represented NSB client Anthony Wright, who won a $9.85 million settlement from the City of Philadelphia to compensate him for his 25 years of wrongful incarceration. Amelia’s work on Mr. Wright’s case—which included substantial motion practice and the taking of numerous officer depositions—not only helped resolve the case with a record-breaking settlement before summary judgment, but also proved that Philadelphia detectives engaged in a pattern and practice of fabricating and coercing false confessions and witness statements across homicide cases. This evidence has since been relied upon to help exonerate other wrongfully convicted individuals in Philadelphia.

Amelia’s victories also include vindicating the rights of her clients under state legislation. In 2019, Amelia achieved one of the highest damages settlements per year under the New York Unjust Imprisonment Act. The following year, Amelia negotiated the first settlement under Nevada’s newly-enacted wrongful conviction compensation statute, which is now used as a blueprint for awarding other exonerees compensation and benefits under that statute.

Before joining NSB, Amelia interned at various social justice legal organizations, including Legal Aid at Work, and provided representation to incarcerated individuals challenging their sentences in post-conviction litigation as part of Stanford’s Three Strikes Project. Amelia was born and raised in North Carolina.

  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
    • Managing Editor of Submissions, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • Public Interest Fellow
  • Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude

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Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., E.D. Mich.
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits

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