Zack Greenamyre is an associate at Mitchell & Shapiro dedicated to guiding clients to optimal resolutions of their legal disputes. In addition to his general litigation work, Mr. Greenamyre maintains a civil rights practice aimed at obtaining justice for those who have had their constitutional rights violated through interaction with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Representative civil rights cases include First Amendment challenges to unlawful government silencing of free speech, like this suit representing artists in a fight against the City of Atlanta, and these actions challenging a city’s attempt to banish people who speak at city council meetings. Mr. Greenamyre also regularly represents people who have been falsely arrested or imprisoned and who have experienced excessive and illegal force, obtaining considerable compensation for his clients in difficult cases.
Mr. Greenamyre routinely works as co-counsel with the best civil rights and trial attorneys in the state, and with national firms and organizations such as the ACLU, Public Citizen, and Loevy & Loevy.
Mr. Greenamyre is a graduate of Harvard Law School where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. While a student, Mr. Greenamyre worked and learned with excellent attorneys while representing clients in the most significant legal disputes of their lives. For the preeminent law firms Loevy & Loevy in Chicago and the Law Offices of Howard Friedman in Boston, he worked on behalf of people who have been beaten by the police, illegally searched or arrested, wrongfully convicted, and silenced for protesting. And at the Southern Center for Human Rights, he fought against the criminal justice system’s most egregious abuses, including working on a team that earned Timothy Foster a landmark victory at the United States Supreme Court in Foster v. Chatman, 136 S. Ct. 1737 (2016). Mr. Greenamyre is eager to bring these experiences to his representation of Mitchell & Shapiro’s clients.
Prior to attending law school, he taught high school English at North Atlanta High School in the Atlanta Public Schools system with Teach for America and was an intern at Mitchell & Shapiro.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Rights cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law
- General Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- J.D. - 2016
- Emory University
- B.A. - 2009
- Major: Comparative Literature
- Major: Latin American Studies
- Liberty & Justice in Georgia: Protecting Our Heritage & Growing Our Competitive Future
- Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: A Guide for Policy Reform
Honors and Awards
- Arts Atlanta Luminary Awards Catalyst Award for Social Discourse
- Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellowship Award
- State Bar of Georgia, Public Interest Fellowship Award
- Dean’s Scholar Prizes in Torts, Federal Courts, Cities and Technology
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Police Accountability Project of the National Lawyers Guild
- American Association for Justice
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Employment Positions
- The Honorable, Judge Allison Burroughs, United States District Court, District Of Massachusetts, Legal Intern
- Harvard Criminal Justice Institute, Public Defense Clinical Program, Student Attorney
- Harvard Criminal Justice Policy Program, Criminal Justice Fellow
- Southern Center For Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia, Summer Intern
- Law Offices Of Howard Friedman, PC, Boston, Massachusetts, Legal Intern
- Harvard Capital Punishment Clinic, Georgia Appellate Resource Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Clinical Intern and Extern
- Loevy & Loevy, Chicago, Illinois, Summer Intern
- Mitchell & Shapiro, LLP, Atlanta, Georgia, Legal Intern
- Teach For America, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia, Teacher, Soccer Coach