Ernest Greer is a President of Greenberg Traurig. He previously served as a Vice President of the firm (2013-2015) and as the Atlanta office's Managing Shareholder for nearly a decade. As Managing Shareholder, Ernest was responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Atlanta office, which has more than 100 attorneys. Ernest also serves as Co-Chair of the firm's U.S. Strategic Committee.
Ernest is a highly accomplished business litigation attorney and, in addition to his leadership roles in the firm, he has maintained an active legal practice, trying cases across the country. Ernest has wide-ranging trial experience representing clients in multimillion-dollar actions in complex commercial litigation, and he recently secured a $30 million verdict following a two-week jury trial in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
Ernest is widely recognized for his professional and charitable leadership. Through professional affiliations and personal commitments, Ernest prioritizes service to his community and is a long supporter of education, the arts, public health, and human rights. In addition to the numerous boards he serves on, he is the past-chairman (2014) of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the first lawyer to serve in this capacity in the Chamber’s 100-year history.