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Crosley Green

Breaking News: Press Conference (Live Streaming): Crosley Green and Lawyers Seek Justice as Deadline Looms for 11th Circuit Decision

Crowell & Moring Pro Bono Client Fights to Prove Innocence

About the Case

Mr. Green

Crosley Green with his grandchildren.
Photo courtesy of CBS News “48 Hours.”

Crowell & Moring pro bono client Crosley Green walked out of prison on April 7, 2021, into the open arms of his family after spending more than three decades incarcerated for a murder he did not commit.

Mr. Green served nearly 32 years in prison, including 19 years on Florida’s death row, while maintaining his innocence. Crowell & Moring has represented Mr. Green pro bono since 2008 on referral from the ABA Death Penalty Project.

On September 5, 1990, an all-white jury convicted Mr. Green of first-degree murder of Mr. Flynn, a 22-year-old man in Titusville, Fla., and sentenced him to death. In 2009, Crowell & Moring won Mr. Green’s release from death row, and he was resentenced to life in prison.

On July 20, 2018, the firm secured a critical victory in the case when a federal court in Orlando, Fla., granted Mr. Green’s petition for habeas corpus. The court found that Mr. Green’s constitutional rights were violated when Brevard County, Fla., prosecutors withheld key exculpatory evidence of Mr. Green’s innocence in his 1990 trial for the murder of Mr. Flynn.

The state of Florida is appealing the ruling, arguing that Mr. Green should not be granted a new trial. On March 14, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled against Mr. Green. The Crowell & Moring team has vowed to appeal the ruling, which remains pending.

Mr. Green’s pro bono legal team includes: Crowell & Moring partners Keith J. HarrisonJeane A. Thomas and Vincent J. Galluzzo; Nichols Liu partner Robert Rhoad; and Crowell & Moring senior pro bono paralegal Virginia Martin, along with many other Crowell & Moring lawyers and staff.

Additional information:

Supporters of Mr. Green have organized an official “Support Crosley Green GoFundMe” fundraiser. This fundraiser is not affiliated with or managed by Crowell & Moring. Mr. Green’s ongoing case is handled free of charge by the law firm of Crowell & Moring as a pro bono matter, and no portion of these funds will be used for legal fees related to Mr. Green’s case. 

For more information about Mr. Green’s case:

Members of the public:
Visit the Justice for Crosley Green Facebook page for further updates.

Media contact:
Nicole Quigley
Senior Communications Advisor
+1 202.624.2849