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Jennifer K. Green



151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Practice Areas
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Commercial LitigationConsumer Financial Services Regulatory & ComplianceFinancial Services Litigation
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2005
B.A., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2001
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Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
State Bar of Michigan
Super lawyers 2015

Jennifer K. Green


Jennifer K. Green is a Member in the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Birmingham office. She focuses her practice primarily in the area of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, employment-related disputes, insurance matters, financial services and lender liability. Jennifer has considerable litigation experience in both state and federal courts, including discovery, dispositive motions, trials, and appellate work.  Her recent experiences include four jury trial victories on behalf of Clark Hill clients and serving as lead litigation counsel for the Police & Fire Retirement System and the General Retirement System in the historic City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings. 

Jennifer was named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers in the area of commercial litigation for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.  In 2014, she was named a DBusiness Top Lawyer in the area of commercial litigation.  In 2014 and 2015, she was included in Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Women Attorneys” publication.  In 2015, she was nominated by her peers and selected by DBusiness for its annual “Top Young Lawyers” feature.  Outside of the office, Jennifer has served as a Barrister with the American Inns of Court and is member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Character and Fitness Committee and the Michigan Bankers Association.

Jennifer earned a B.A. in Political Science from Western Michigan University in 2001, and a J.D. from Wayne State Law School in 2005. During law school, Jennifer was a two-year member of the Wayne Law Review, serving as production editor. She was a finalist for the Guishee Award for the best student-authored note in 2004, was awarded the Sunita Kini Award in 2005, and received the Best Brief Award in 2003. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Jennifer interned with former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver.

Jennifer is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Media & Publications:

  • The Covenant Decision & Its Impact On Medical Providers, Michigan Health & Hospital Association Webinar, August 2017
  • Litigation Update, ICLE No-Fault Seminar, April 2017
  • “The City of Detroit Bankruptcy – When Wall Street Intersects Main Street:  An Overview of the Politics, Process and Pensions”, Allegheny County Bar Association’s 52nd Annual Bench Bar Conference, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, June 2014.

Represented a newly formed Michigan limited liability company, in its efforts to purchase land, obtain appropriate local zoning and seek third parties to obtain licenses under PA 281 for medical cannabis-related activities. 

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