Tamara Lucier Green is making headlines for relating her story of entertainer Bill Cosby drugging her, abusing her, and satisfying himself sexually in her presence in the 1970s. She is quoted now as Tamara Green, but in 2005 when she made the same accusations, she was quoted as Tamara Lucier Green. Lucier is her maiden name. Both in 2005 and this year, her lawyers have said that Cosby has no recollection of either a Tamara Lucier or Tamara Green.
Some media call her a retired lawyer, but she is still listed with the State Bar of California as an active lawyer. However, her bar listing gives no phone or fax number or email address, or information about her undergraduate education. Her Fallbrook law firm address, 1199 S. Mission Road, #129, is actually a UPS mail drop. A person there confirmed that there is no other business at that address, and a number at the address is a mailbox, not an office number.
Green says she has been permanently warped psychologically by her Cosby experience, and the bar's information on her might confirm that. On the other hand, Cosby's attorneys may say that the bar records suggest that she has psychological problems that may antedate her Cosby experience.
As the records reveal, she was in the bar's Alternative Discipline Program (ADP), a program for attorneys with substance abuse or mental health problems. She was terminated from the program in 2005 because she was not in compliance with it.
In late 2005. she was suspended from practice of law because of three client incidents. In one, she received and lengthily retained a payment of $20,000 that was owed to the client. She finally made restitution, but a portion of the funds were misappropriated, said the bar.
In another case, Green took $1000 from a client and then failed to do the legal work. In the third case, she failed to appear at trial on behalf of a client, and had not arranged for another lawyer to take her place. Her client phoned the office number and found the number was disconnected. Green had moved her office without notifying the client.
She was suspended for two years and until she made restitution to the clients and provided proof of rehabilitation of her problems. Green "has a mental health problem," said the bar, noting that she had not "undergone a meaningful and sustained period of rehabilitation." She was told she "must obtain a mental health evaluation from a licensed psychiatrist." She must have done so, because she is now a member of the bar in good standing.
I was not able to reach Green.