Ariadne Green, Esq.

Ariadne Green, Esquire


Ms. Green received her J.D. from the Brooklyn Law School after receiving her B.A. from William Smith College.  Ms. Green was an Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

From 2002 to 2011, Ms. Green was a pro se law clerk at the Office of Pro Se Litigation of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York where she drafted decisions and orders in cases primarily filed by prisoners.  This experience provides Ms. Green with a unique perspective of prisoner life and an understanding of the collateral consequences of convictions.

Ariadne Green became an associate of Dawn M. Cardi in 2012.  She primarily practices in the area of criminal defense representing defendants indicted in federal court.  Ms. Green is a zealous advocate who has successfully convinced federal prosecutors to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors.  Through her written advocacy, she consistently achieves favorable sentencing outcomes for her clients.  Ms. Green is a persuasive advocate for use of alternatives to incarceration programs.

Before her legal career, Ms. Green was a manager and producer at Court TV.  Prior to law school, Ms. Green worked in California as a case manager for dual diagnosed adults.  This social service background provides Ms. Green with an acute awareness of her clients’ psychological needs and the first-hand knowledge to develop and present mitigating circumstances to judges at sentencings.

Recent Achievements

·      Felony narcotics charges reduced to a misdemeanor

·      Successfully appealed Second Circuit’s decision to prevent appellant from perfecting appeal because of the Court’s clerical error

·      Obtained probationary sentence for client facing over 12 years’ incarceration for narcotics charges

·      Felony immigration charges reduced to a misdemeanor

·      Obtained alternative to incarceration sentence for mentally ill first time offender

Training and Public Speaking Engagements

·      Developed model for federal court to recruit law firms through training programs to participate in the court’s pro bono panel

·      Participated in court training of NYC Department of Correction staff

·      Developed and presented training for court staff on pro se matters