Who are you?
I’m Farl Greene. I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I’m the oldest of my parents’ three sons and the first person in my family to obtain a graduate degree. I’m married to the love of my life and I’m the proud father of two sons.
Who do you represent?
I represent people who are deprived of their health because of someone else’s carelessness.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I was a practicing chiropractor in Cedar Rapids before I decided to become an attorney.
What motivates you to do what you do?
During the course of my chiropractic education and my time as a practicing chiropractor, I learned that health includes mental and social well-being as well as physical well-being. As a result, I believe health is one of our most precious possessions.
As a chiropractor, I saw first-hand the effect injuries have on a person’s physical, mental, and social well-being. I saw how injuries cause pain, mental anguish, and loss of function, which in turn affect a person’s ability to perform simple daily tasks, to work, and to engage in hobbies, recreation, and social activities.
When someone’s carelessness injures another person and deprives that person of their health, I believe the injured person should be fully and fairly compensated for their loss. However, I have learned that people are frequently denied full and fair compensation in such situations.
As an attorney, I work to help people obtain full and fair compensation when someone else deprives them of their health.
If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing instead?
I’ve always wanted a job that would allow me to help other people. As a chiropractor, I was able to talk with people about the value of health and help people restore and maintain their health.
As an attorney, I have continued to promote the value of health by helping injured people obtain fair compensation when some of their health is taken from them by the careless actions of others. Without a doubt, I would still be a chiropractor if I wasn’t an attorney.
What do you do when you are not working as an attorney?
For the past decade or so, I have spent a lot of my free time coaching youth baseball, watching my two sons play baseball, and volunteering as a board member for the Cedar Rapids Reds youth baseball organization. I am also an avid fisherman and enjoy spending time on the water whenever I get a chance.
I have been taking a yearly fishing trip with my family to Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada for almost fifteen years. This trip is always one of the highlights of my year and it is something that I plan to do and enjoy with my family for as long as possible.