Mark V. Green, Associate Justice, was born in Moline, Illinois, on September 1, 1956. He received his A.B. degree, with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University in 1978, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1982. Justice Green practiced transactional real estate law as an associate with the firms of Herrick & Smith and Goulston & Storrs until 1990, when he accepted a position with Shawmut Bank as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Real Estate. From 1994 to 1995, Justice Green was General Counsel of The Mortgage Acquisition Corporation. Justice Green joined the legal department of BayBank, N.A. in 1995, where he remained through its merger with the Bank of Boston in 1996.
In May, 1997, Justice Green was appointed by Governor William F. Weld as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Land Court, where he served until his appointment by Governor Jane M. Swift to the Appeals Court in November, 2001. While at the Land Court, Justice Green chaired a committee which promulgated the Land Court's Guidelines for Registered Land. In 2003, at the request of the Supreme Judicial Court, Justice Green chaired the Study Committee on Trial Transcripts. He is married, with two children.