About Me

Ruby Lenora Green, 31, is the mother of one daughter (age 12) and is a Broward County native. She has served in the Broward Public Defender’s office since 2012 but began her career at the Office of the Public Defender in Jacksonville, FL upon graduating Law School in 2010. She was raised in Pompano Beach, FL (Collier City), attended Coral Springs High School and was a proud choir member and liturgical dancer at St. James Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from The Florida State University with a double major and cum laude as a first-generation college student.

“Immediately upon attending Law School, I aspired to be a public defender but had yet to obtain the credentials to actually practice. So, I started out as an investigator, then a volunteer. I eventually became a legal fellow and then was certified to become a legal intern to represent the ones most forgotten. I have an incredible history of public advocacy, I’m deeply invested in the wellbeing of the county. My passion is fighting for equality for all and to uphold the constitution because all people should be treated fairly with dignity and civility as human beings. Nothing in my life has ever been handed to me, I work two jobs just so I can continue to make a difference here. I seek to represent the best interests of the clients, attorneys and the staff. I want to boost morale, empower my colleagues to be transparent, encourage resilience, teach and mentor, listen and offer advice, affirm their strengths and have a true open-door policy. Together, we will be powerful beyond measure, and as I let my own light shine, I will unconsciously give others permission to do the same. I have the Integrity, ideas, talents and drive that nobody else has along with the energy to make change, break barriers and defy the odds. We will demonstrate a commitment to the community in which we serve. I have a unique understanding of the needs of the attorneys at the office as well as the people we represent. We are the ones who keep the court system moving each and every day. It truly does take a village and I plan on getting into the community to erase the “public pretender” stereotype, because we have many talented attorneys. We will put the faith back into our abilities. It’s going to be a new day and age at the Public Defender’s Office. We will embrace autonomy. We will stand up for justice. We will be brave and listen with our whole hearts. We will make it happen and work for the common good. I am going to take full advantage of absolutely every experience. I know that there will be obstacles and there will be doubters, but I am going to make sure we have a different type of leadership. I am a unicorn, no one ever made a difference by being like everyone else. With the hard work that I am accustomed to, there are no limits to what I can do because I am resilient. I will drown out the nay-sayers and make history in this county and in this state. I will embrace each and every challenge and will continuously overcome them.”

Green has been actively involved in the community for decades. She is currently the Treasurer of the Broward County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Community Pulse Chair of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, where she served as the organization’s past President and Secretary.  She is an active member of New Leaders Council of Broward County, the Judicial Diversity Initiative, Broward County Bar Association, League of Women Voters and  a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Green has served in various civic activities such as mentoring and volunteering with Village Project Urban League of Broward County, Dillard Day Care Thanksgiving Reading Program, Ronald McDonald House Volunteer, Boys and Girls Club, William Dandy Middle Pre-Law Program, Broward Outreach Center and she created a Street Law program in 2015 that focused on students at Dillard High School. Notably, she was awarded Legacy Miami’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, given a Presidential Service Award, has hosted various ‘Know Your Rights’ forums and Restoration of Rights Community Town Halls.

“For almost seven years I have been privileged to represent indigent people in Broward County, spending a great deal of my time in the court room working every day to make sure their Constitutional rights are protected as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The most inspiring ideal of our society is equal justice under the law, it is the proximate cause for which our entire legal system exists…it is fundamental that justice should be the same in substance, availability, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, the nature of charges against them or their socio-economic status. Most of our clients struggle with the effects of mental illness, poverty and drug or substance abuse issues and the Public Defenders are entrusted with protecting their rights. I am an activist,  I have dedicated my career to public service and would be honored to serve Broward as the Public Defender.”

“I am the most prepared candidate to serve Broward County as the next Public Defender. I want to thank everyone for all of the moral support I’ve been getting, it’s been truly amazing to know that people notice you for you and everything you stand for or believe in.” Please support me as I am ready to expand the scope of management to create a bolder form of leadership and positive reforms within the entire justice system. I want my plan of action to resonate within the community. A good defense reduces recidivism, which reduces crime. I’ve only been a PD, it’s where I belong, and I will work hard to take the office to the next level of representation.”

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Contact info: rubygreenpd2020@gmail.com
Contact Person: Denise Williams
Organization: Ruby Green for Broward County Public Defender
Address:5379 Lyons RD #812, COCONUT CREEK, FL 33073