David Green, Partner (Retired)
After more than 37 years of legal practice, David Green has retired. Mr. Green has devoted his professional career to representing disabled claimants at every stage of the Social Security process.
Mr. Green began his law career after graduating from the University of Tennessee, School of Law in 1974. He worked for Rhode Island Legal Services for four years before starting his own law practice focusing on Social Security Disability law.
“We recognize the invaluable contribution that David made to this firm, the staff members and the community,” said Betty Herrera. “As a leading practitioner in Social Security disability law, the breadth and width of his knowledge has provided guidance to all of us here.”
The firm will remain Green & Greenberg.
Moe Greenberg, Partner
Moe Greenberg graduated from Boston College School of Law. He served as a staff attorney for the Social Security Administration before joining Mr. Green to form the firm in 1991. Mr. Greenberg is fluent in Spanish. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Betty Herrera, Managing Attorney
Betty Herrera is a graduate from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Herrera is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and has professional affiliations with Rhode Island Bar Association Social Security Sub-Committee, Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association, and Rhode Island Hispanic Bar Association.
Ms. Herrera has dedicated her professional career to helping the disabled community. Prior to attending law school, she worked as paralegal for 15 years assisting other attorneys helping disabled individuals with their disability claims. Now as an attorney, Ms. Herrera remains a tireless advocate for her clients with a dedication to first-rate personal attention. With over 2,000 hearings under her belt, Ms. Herrera knows what it takes to develop a case to get the benefits her clients deserve. Given her immense disability experience, Ms. Herrera is often invited to speak at community sponsored events. She is fluent in Spanish.
David Spunzo, Managing Attorney
David Spunzo is a Rhode Island native, a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence College, and the New England School of Law. Before law school, David spent five years as a certified teacher, substituting in several school districts around the state, including Scituate, Johnston, and North Providence. He also spent three years as an assistant in a group home for adult men with mental disabilities.
Before and during law school, David worked for two personal injury firms in Rhode Island, and had internships in Washington DC and The Hague, Netherlands, pursuing international law. David came to Green and Greenberg after two and a half years practicing disability law with a national group based in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is admitted to the bar in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York.
Lauren Lane, Associate Attorney
Lauren Lane is a graduate of both Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Lauren comes to Green & Greenberg with a background in disability, having worked with a regional firm.
Originally planning to pursue a career in medicine, Lauren spent 8 years working at The Miriam Hospital in the Emergency Department, and eventually went to work for Lifespan Corporate. While pursuing her legal education, she had internships at The Rhode Island Department of Health for the Board for Medical Licensure and Discipline, as well as at the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership, which operates out of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Lauren is a native of Rehoboth, MA, and is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.
In her free time, Attorney Lane enjoys cooking and cross-fit.
James Gannon, Attorney
Jim has over 20 years of Social Security disability experience and 30 years as a practicing attorney. In addition to representing thousands of clients in their SSI and SSDI claims, Jim also has extensive experience in appealing Social Security disability cases to Federal District Court and achieved an important decision regarding the evaluation of fibromyalgia in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jim is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1981. He is a member of the New York and Rhode Island state bars, and is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York and District of Rhode Island.