Richard M. Green

Rick Green Partner & Chair of CDF's Immigration Practice Group
(949) 622-1661 Ext. 1438

Richard M. Green Orange County

Immigration Lawyer Richard M. Green understands the importance of work and family, and places special emphasis on helping employers obtain immigration status and employment authorization in the United States for their employees and their family members. A highly experienced and skilled immigration lawyer, Green has been certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.  Green is a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been helping clients with their immigration issues for close to 15 years.

Whether you are an employer or employee seeking an employment based visa for a highly skilled employee, need to establish citizenship, want to bring a family member to the States under a family based visa, or need information regarding immigration opportunities for religious workers, Green puts his years of experience into play to assist his clients in an efficient and timely manner so they get what they need, when they need it.


Chapman University School of Law, J.D., 1998

  • Chapman Law Review, Staff Member Notes & Comments Section, 1997
  • Nexus, A Journal of Opinion, Circulation Manager, 1997

Trinity Western University, British Columbia, B.A., History, 1993

Written Opinions

Abou-Haidar v. Gonzales, 437 F.3d. 206 (1st Cir. 2006)


Ms. Sanchez’s Wild Ride,” AILA Leadership Blog, July 2012

MAVNI: Nonimmigrant to Citizen in Less than a Month,”  Mass. Bar Association, Section Review, 2010

“Adjustment of Status for Family Based Immigrants: Immigration Law Essentials,” Mass. Bar Institute, 2009


“Parole in Place, Adjustment of Status, & Naturalization Issues for Military Members,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2014

“Parole in Place: Update in Light of 11-15-2013 USCIS Policy Memo,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Podcast, December 2013

“USCIS’ Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act,” Orange County Bar Association, 2013

“US Citizenship: A Field Guide,” Chapman Univ. School of Law July 2011

“The I-864 Fire Drill,” Orange County Bar Association, November 2010

“How to Succeed in Immigration Court,” Orange County Bar Association, June 2010

“Immigration Law Essentials,”  Mass. Bar Association, August 2009

Professional Affiliations / Leadership / Awards

Member, State Bar of California, 1998 - present

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011 - present

  • Member, Military Assistance Task Force, 2011 - 2012
  • Vice-Chair, Military Assistance Task Force, 2013 - present

Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2010 - present

  • Chair, Immigration Law Section, 2013 - present
  • Arbitrator, Mandatory Attorney-Client Fee Arbitration Panel, 2012 - present

Chapman University School of Law, Alumni Advisory Board, 2010 - present

  • Alumnus of the Year, 2013