Iris McCollum Green, Esq.Attorney, Green and Foushee

Iris McCollum Green, Esq.

Iris McCollum Green is the founding principal of the boutique law firm, Green and Foushee, located in Washington, D.C. She specializes in civil litigation with a focus on employment and labor law, civil rights and constitutional law, probate, personal injury, family, contracts, educational and appellate advocacy. She is also a certified Mediator. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Green worked on the staff of the late Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., after he was readmitted to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Following law school graduation, Ms. Green joined the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division where she handled complex litigation of constitutional and civil rights issues in the areas of school desegregation, housing discrimination, sex discrimination and discrimination in the allocation of municipal facilities and services.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Green has been extremely active in the National Bar Association and chaired its Civil Rights Law Section for ten years and its Women Lawyers Division for two years. She has organized and coordinated numerous civil rights legal education seminars including Presidential Showcase Seminars for presentation at Annual Meetings of the National Bar Association (NBA). Ms. Green has presented symposiums on juvenile justice for both males and females, which is one of her passions. She has served on the Boards of the George Washington University Law Alumni and the George Washington University Black Law Alumni associations. Ms. Green has also served as a member of the District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board, including one year as its Chair. Ms. Green represented the NBA on the ABA Commission on Children and Families, chaired by the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham. Ms. Green is the immediate Past President of the Washington Bar Association (WBA).

She received her J.D. Degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1976 and her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from the American University in Washington, D. C. Her bar memberships includes the D. C. Court of Appeals, the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Green has also petitioned the Supreme Court.
Ms. Green actively volunteers her services with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division (GWAC), the National Bar Association, the American Bar Association as well as many other organizations. She is a member of Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Baptist Church.

In 2010, Ms. Green was inducted onto the Scroll of Distinguished National Bar Association Women Lawyers. She has received numerous awards including the prestigious Vince Monroe Townsend Award for Civil Rights and the Wiley A. Branton Award for contributions to civil rights and equal justice from the National Bar Association.