Dr. Matthew Greife

Civil Rights Director

Dr. Greife passed the CA and CO bar exams in 2010 and since beginning the practice of law, he has earned two master’s degrees and a PhD. Dr. Greife is primarily a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. Over his career, Dr. Greife has secured numerous not guilty verdicts and sentences that are incredibly lenient for his clients. Additionally, he has convinced judges to give sentences that are below a mandatory minimum sentence – a feat very few criminal defense lawyers are able to accomplish.

Dr. Greife is consistently retained as an expert witness for issues regarding sentencing, law enforcement culture and practices, the use of science in the law, and the drafting of model legislation for environmental justice and social justice advocates.

On top of practicing law, Dr. Greife has, or currently teaches, courses on criminology, law and society, corrections and punishment, environmental justice/crime, white-collar and corporate crime, and social control at Colorado State University. Furthermore, Dr. Greife is an active researcher that continues to publish articles in peer-reviewed journals in order to promote the use of empirical data in legal decision-making and the drafting of legislation. Below is a list of Dr. Greife’s publications.

Greife, Matthew J and Michael O. Maume (2019). “Do Companies Pay the Price for Environmental Crimes? Consequences of Criminal Penalties on Corporate Offend-ers.” https://link.springer.com.

Greife, Matthew J.; Paul B. Stretesky; Tara O’Conner-Shelly and Mark R. Pogrebin (2017). “Corporate Environmental Crime and Environmental Justice.” Criminal Justice Policy Review. 28(4): 327-346.

Goodrum, Sarah, Mark Pogrebin, Matthew Greife (2015). “Representing the Underdog: The Righteous Development of Death Penalty Defense Attorneys.” Criminal Law Bulletin. 51(2): 329-357. Reprinted in: Copes, Heath and Mark Pogrebin (2017). Voices from Criminal Justice: Insider Perspectives, Outsider Experiences. 2nd Ed.

Dr.Matt
Dr.Matt

Civil Rights Director

Dr. Greife passed the CA and CO bar exams in 2010 and since beginning the practice of law, he has earned two master’s degrees and a PhD. Dr. Greife is primarily a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. Over his career, Dr. Greife has secured numerous not guilty verdicts and sentences that are incredibly lenient for his clients. Additionally, he has convinced judges to give sentences that are below a mandatory minimum sentence – a feat very few criminal defense lawyers are able to accomplish.

Dr. Greife is consistently retained as an expert witness for issues regarding sentencing, law enforcement culture and practices, the use of science in the law, and the drafting of model legislation for environmental justice and social justice advocates.

On top of practicing law, Dr. Greife has, or currently teaches, courses on criminology, law and society, corrections and punishment, environmental justice/crime, white-collar and corporate crime, and social control at Colorado State University. Furthermore, Dr. Greife is an active researcher that continues to publish articles in peer-reviewed journals in order to promote the use of empirical data in legal decision-making and the drafting of legislation. Below is a list of Dr. Greife’s publications.

Greife, Matthew J and Michael O. Maume (2019). “Do Companies Pay the Price for Environmental Crimes? Consequences of Criminal Penalties on Corporate Offend-ers.” https://link.springer.com.

Greife, Matthew J.; Paul B. Stretesky; Tara O’Conner-Shelly and Mark R. Pogrebin (2017). “Corporate Environmental Crime and Environmental Justice.” Criminal Justice Policy Review. 28(4): 327-346.

Goodrum, Sarah, Mark Pogrebin, Matthew Greife (2015). “Representing the Underdog: The Righteous Development of Death Penalty Defense Attorneys.” Criminal Law Bulletin. 51(2): 329-357. Reprinted in: Copes, Heath and Mark Pogrebin (2017). Voices from Criminal Justice: Insider Perspectives, Outsider Experiences. 2nd Ed.