(1905 - 1990)
Irving Green was a much-honored trial attorney known for representing the underdog in courts across the country. During his career Irving received numerous awards including the Ted Horn Memorial Award, an honor given by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association.
Born in Minneapolis in 1905, Irving grew up poor and attended night school, graduating from law school when he was only 20. While waiting a year to be sworn into that state's bar (its legal minimum age was 21), he worked for West Publishing Company selling law books so that he could earn enough money to open his own law office. He was admitted to practice in 1952, and he practiced in Los Angeles until 1981. His enthusiasm for his work, his determination to help those who had no other champion, and his excellence and creativity has served as an inspiration to other attorneys. It has been said, "He lived his convictions while having a successful career" and "Irving Green never forgot his background. The trial of a case was his raison d' tre - his research was thorough and his exceptional skills enabled him to convince the jury of his client's cause."