Jim Greenberg, influential York lawyer, loses battle with cancer

Written by Gordon Rago/York Daily Record | Apr 12, 2015 10:22 AM
Jim Greenburg (courtesy Gavin Advertising)

(York) -- Jim Greenberg, an influential York lawyer known as a compassionate friend and father of three, died Saturday morning, according to a news release and co-workers at the firm Katherman Briggs & Greenberg.

Greenberg, 54, who was a partner with KBG, a personal injury firm, died about six weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer, said Craig Milsten, an attorney with KBG.

"Jim was one of those really remarkable people that very much marched to the beat of his own drummer, but you couldn't help but march along with him," Milsten said. "He was always a champion for anyone oppressed or who needed help."

Greenberg joined the KBG firm in 1990 and later became partner at the firm.

Greenberg was a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

He was an active volunteer and humanitarian, and he served on various nonprofit boards, including the Susquehanna Waldorf School and the Children's Home of York.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, York County Bar Association and Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice.

Greenberg was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law and a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa.

Brian Strong, one of three KBG managing partners, said Greenberg was also involved with Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, or OTEC, a company based in Lancaster, that worked on developing technology that could convert salt water into fresh water.

But Strong will also remember Greenberg for his sense of humor.

"His sense of humor was legendary," Strong said by phone. "When I think of Jim, I will think of laughter."

(This story is part of a partnership between York Daily Record and WITF.)

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