||Natalia M. Combs-Greene
U.S. (SUPERIOR COURTS/TRIAL-LEVEL/COUNTY LEVEL/)
Judge Natalia Combs Greene was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1998 by President William Jefferson Clinton.
Judge Combs Greene was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Hon. Natalia M. Combs-Greene attended Los Angeles High School and graduated in 1972, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976, and her law degree in 1979 from Howard University School of Law.
Judge Combs Greene began her legal career in the General Counsel's Office of the Federal Trade Commission. In 1981, she joined the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia as an Assistant United States Attorney, where she served for approximately six years. During her tenure, Judge Combs Greene rotated through the appellate, misdemeanor, grand jury, and felony sections. She also served in the then- Felony One section, where she tried first-degree murder and rape cases and was then promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of the Felony Trial Section.
In 1987, Judge Combs Greene joined the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco, California, where she practiced commercial civil litigation. Returning to the District of Columbia, Judge Combs Greene joined the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where she investigated and tried white-collar criminal matters. In 1993, Judge Combs Greene was promoted to Senior Counsel of the Fraud Section. In December 1994, Judge Combs Greene again joined the United States Attorney's Office as Assistant Director of Training. In 1996, Judge Natalia M. Combs-Greene was promoted to Director of Training, where she developed and coordinated that office's training programs for all Assistant United States Attorneys as well as support staff. In 1998, United States Attorney Wilma Lewis appointed Judge Combs Greene to the position of Special Counsel to the United States Attorney. Since her appointment to the Superior Court Judge Combs Greene has served and continues to serve on the Judicial Education Committee. She is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee. Judge Combs Greene is also a member of several other Court committees. She has presided as a judge at several area law school moot court competitions. Judge Combs Greene has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches trial practice. She is also a member of the Georgetown NITA faculty and has taught at the Harvard Law School Advocacy Program.
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