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Nigel Greene, Fred Buck sit as Judges for University of Pennsylvania Law’s Quaker Classic

Rawle & Henderson partners Nigel A. Greene and Fred B. Buck sat as Judges at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s 13th Annual Mock Trial Tournament, The Quaker Classic Invitational, on November 14, 2015. Students from different schools competed in four rounds of competition, during which their performance was assessed by the scoring judges. The Quaker Classic has grown to become one of the biggest collegiate mock trial tournaments in the country.

Nigel A. Greene served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia as a prosecutor in the Major Trials Unit, where he successfully tried numerous cases, including jury trials, involving major felonies. Now, Mr. Greene focuses his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers, complex commercial litigation and casualty and premises liability matters. In addition, he serves as an arbitrator in Philadelphia County. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his law degree in 1994 from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was active in Moot Court competition. He achieved Quarterfinalist status in the Advocacy Competition. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1989 from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University.  Mr. Greene currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee.

Fred B. Buck, Chair of the firm’s Professional Liability Section, has been an active litigator and trial lawyer for over 30 years. He has represented clients in high exposure cases in many diverse areas of the law including general negligence, civil rights, product liability, professional liability, commercial motor vehicle, and construction site accidents. He has tried many jury and nonjury cases in the Courts of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike and York Counties as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.  He has argued appeals in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Fred is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Villanova University School of Law.  He earned a J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1980 and an A.B., cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1974.