Recognized as a “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer,” Dione C. Greene is a trial lawyer that has helped many clients solve their legal problems. Having defended some of the nation’s largest corporations for over a decade, he decided to start DCG Law Firm in 2019. Within the first 4 months, he secured a judgement of over 1 million on behalf of a client with a disability terminated by one of the nation’s largest corporations. He has also helped businesses recover hundreds of thousands of dollars.
For over a decade, Dione successfully advocated for some of the largest corporations and schools in the world. Handling high profile national lawsuits, he became a partner at Armstrong Teasdale, one of the most prestigious law firms in the Midwest. But he now advocates for individuals, victims of unfair practices, students, and small and mid-size businesses.
Prior to becoming a trial lawyer, Dione clerked for the Honorable Duane Benton at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Working with plaintiffs, Dione advocates on behalf of clients wronged in their employment and civil rights. Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, bullying, assault and battery. He is very familiar with the internal workings of America’s largest corporations and school districts. He has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of clients and secured a jury verdict of over 1 million within the first 4 months of starting DCG Law Firm.
Dione represents small and mid-size businesses in breach of contract cases, trademark, franchise, and business litigation. He has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of clients. He has also handled trademark infringement and business franchise matters.
Dione advocates on behalf of clients involving issues with school districts, civil rights, consumer rights, and claims that may fall under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Dione has also obtained favorable dispositive rulings on insurance matters, including Employment Retirement Income Security Act claims.
Within four months of starting DCG Law Firm, secured a jury verdict, obtaining an award of over 1 million on behalf of plaintiff involving claims of disability discrimination and hostile work environment.
Obtained arbitration award for client for over three million dollars against national insurance company for breach of contract.
Obtained total award of over one million dollars for client discriminated against on the basis of disability by international global corporation.
Obtained jury verdict for over a half-million dollars for client discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Successfully tried two-week trial in Jackson County state court involving plaintiff alleging harassment and retaliation.
Won appeal in United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in case involving 7-year-old handcuffed by police officer.
Obtained summary judgment for a Fortune 100 company before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in a case where the plaintiff alleged illegal discrimination.
Obtained employment reinstatement for plaintiff terminated by school district.
Successfully argued and won an appeal for a government agency, wherein the plaintiff alleged she was terminated due to age and in retaliation for complaining about unlawful activity.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of a Fortune 500 company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, wherein the plaintiff alleged age, disability, and race discrimination.
Persuaded the U.S. Department of Labor to drop an expansive investigation and class action lawsuit against a Fortune 500 company alleged to have systemically violated its employees’ FMLA rights.
Won a jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged age discrimination and retaliation against a Fortune 500 company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
Obtained a favorable jury verdict for a municipality sued for retaliation.
Submitted a winning appellate brief, in which the Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit affirmed a summary judgment victory.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of a Fortune 500 company named as a defendant in a discrimination and harassment case filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
Convinced the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor that a retaliation complaint filed against a Fortune 500 client had no merit. The complaint was brought by a former employee who alleged she was terminated for taking FMLA leave.
Convinced a plaintiff to drop a sex discrimination suit against a small staffing firm, thus saving the client thousands of dollars.
Convinced a Missouri jury to return a defense verdict for a school system in a challenging age discrimination and retaliation case brought by a 20-year veteran teacher.
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2021)
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (multiple years)
Missouri Lawyers Media, UP & Coming Award (2020)
Nominated for David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award
Missouri Pro Bono Wall of Fame (multiple years)
Commentator, “A Deep Dive into the Rules of Evidence,” KCMBA Trial Academy, Kansas City (October 2020)
Speaker, “Know your rights. Dealing with Discrimination, Harassment, and Stupidity in the Workplace,” ACE Life Seminar, Kansas City (June 2019)
Speaker, “Defense Counsel’s Perspective on Defending Employment Cases,” The Missouri Bar Employment Litigation & Policy CLE, Kansas City (June 2018)
Speaker, “Psychic Predictions, Prophecies and Plain Prudence: Preparing for ADA and FMAL Issues in 2018,” 17th Annual Armstrong Teasdale Employment & Labor Seminar, Kansas City (May 2018)
Speaker, “Pretrial Practice Strategies and Planning for Trial,” The Missouri Bar Evidence for Civil Litigators CLE series (August 2017)
Speaker, “Litigation against School Districts,” Community Seminar (May 2017)
Speaker, “Legal Issues Involving the EEOC and a Multi-Generational Workforce,” Armstrong Teasdale Employment & Labor Seminar (April 2017)
Speaker, “Winning with Summary Judgments,” Missouri Bar CLE (February 2017)
Author, “Employer With Sick Leave Policy Catches 8th Circuit’s Cold Ruling,” Missouri Employment Law Letter (November 2016)
Speaker, “Federal Actions and Trends Aimed at Making Employers Sour and Employees Sweet: Ban the Box, Raise the Wage, Sick Leave and Case Law Update,” Armstrong Teasdale Midyear Employment & Labor Law Update (September 2016)
Speaker, “Police Power: Knowing Your Rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments,” Leawood (August 2016)
Speaker, “Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certification,” “Mastering the Tough FMLA Issues,” “What Happens Next & Your Final Questions,” Kansas City (April 2016)
Speaker, Employment & Labor Law Seminar, “What Employers Need to Know about the EEOC’s Enforcement Priorities,” Kansas City (February 2016)
Speaker, “Employment & Labor Mid-Year Review,” Armstrong Teasdale CLE (September 2015)
Author, “Supervisor Told Employee Patient Abuse ‘Comes with the Territory,” Missouri Employment Law Letter (August 2015)
Speaker, “A Review of Developing Employment Law Issues, the EEOC’s Wins and Losses in 2014 &2015, and Best Practices,” (June 2015)
Speaker, FMLA Master Class, “Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certification,” (April 2015)
Speaker, Employment & Labor Law Seminar, “Risk: The Management Edition; Review of EEOC’s Wins and Losses in 2014 and Cases to Watch in 2015,” Kansas City (February 2015)
Co-Author, “Are You Properly Classifying Exempt Employees Under the FLSA,” Missouri Employment Law Letter (May 2014)
Author, “Employer’s Wallet Scratched by ‘Cat’s Paw,'” Missouri Employment Law Letter (January 2014)
Speaker, Employment & Labor Law Seminar, “The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan,” Kansas City (February 2014)
Speaker, FMLA Master Class, “Managing Serious Health Conditions and Medical Certification,” Kansas City (January 2014)
Speaker, Employment & Labor Law Seminar, “Brave New World,” Kansas City (April 2013)
Speaker, FMLA Master Class, “Overcome Compliance and Employee Leave Challenges” (September 2012)
Speaker, Employment & Labor Law Seminar, “The ADA in a Post-Amendment World: The Legal Landscape Shifts in Favor of Employees” (February 2012)
Speaker, “Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace” (April 2011)
Speaker, Employment & Labor Law Seminar, “Genetic Antidiscrimination, Another Trap for Employers” (February 2011)