Mary E. “Molly” Greene, Esq.

Molly was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She pursued her undergraduate Legal Studies degree at the University of California, Berkeley, with one semester at the University of London.  Molly has been employed at law firms since the young age of 15 as a clerk, court runner, and paralegal before returning to Sacramento to attend McGeorge School of Law. 

Molly has practiced law in Sacramento since 1997. She developed her litigation skills defending personal injury, premises liability, and employment cases. She also conducts Dispute Resolution Conferences for El Dorado County Superior Court. Over nearly the past decade, however, Molly’s practice has been devoted to defending doctors and hospitals from malpractice and Elder Abuse claims, and she holds an impressive record of success in extricating clients through summary judgment motions. She has argued in the First and Third District Courts of Appeal, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  Molly enjoys the study of the law and working with her clients and experts to determine the best course of action in defending complicated medical claims.

Outside of work, Molly is an avid runner, cyclist, and devoted member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.  In her years as a participant, mentor, and coach in marathons, cycling events, and triathlons, she has raised approximately $35,000 in support of the mission of LLS to find a cure for blood cancers and to improve the lives of blood cancer patients.  Molly has also been a musician since grade school. She met her husband in the California Repercussions, a band in which they have both played at music festivals throughout the world.  Molly also enjoys cooking and spending time with her two Australian Shepherds.

Professional History

  • Pollara Law Group, Sacramento, CA, April 2015 to present
  • LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames, Sacramento, CA, August 2006 to March 2015, Of Counsel
  • Philip M. Andersen & Associates, Sacramento, CA, April 2006 to August 2006, Associate
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey, Gold River, CA, July 2004 to November 2004, Associate
  • Matheny Sears Linkert & Long, Sacramento, CA, May 1997 to June 2004, Associate

Education

  • J.D. McGeorge School of Law, 1996
  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1997
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 1997
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2004
  • United States Supreme Court, 2012

Honors and Memberships

  • California State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

Personal Interests

  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Triathlon
  • Cooking
  • Travel
  • Music
  • Dogs