Consumer Attorneys Guiding You Through Fair Debt Collection

Francis R. Greene Francis R. Green.


Since 2000, Attorney Francis R. Greene has represented consumers in lawsuits against debt collectors for violations of various state and federal consumer protection statutes including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Based in Northern Illinois, Eastern Wisconsin and New York, Mr. Greene has litigated cases against debt collectors in federal courts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, New Jersey, California, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma. Mr. Greene has also been involved in multi-district litigation against debt collectors and debt buyers for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Greene has a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, a Ph.D from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. He is a member of the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.

Legal Experience

Between May 2000 and June 2018, Mr. Greene was an associate and then a member of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC in Chicago, Illinois. In July 2018, Mr. Greene joined SternThomasson LLP. Mr. Greene is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, serving as the Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Consumer Law Committee from 2011-2012 and Vice-Chair from 2010-11. Mr. Greene has also been a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates since 2006.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Greene has been certified as class counsel in dozens of cases by courts throughout the United States in complex litigation involving federal and state consumer protection statutes.

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  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins University (B.A 1984)
    • Rutgers University (Ph.D. 1991)
    • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Illinois
    • Wisconsin
    • New York
  • Court Admissions
    • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Western District of Texas
    • Southern District of Texas
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Class Counsel Certifications
    • Roquet v. Arthur Anderson LLP, 1:02-cv-2689 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Pleasant v. Risk Mgmt. Alternatives, Inc., 1:02-cv-6886 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Levin v. Kluever & Platt, LLC, 1:03-cv-2160 (N.D. Ill.); Redd v. Arrow Fin. Servs., LLC, 1:03-cv-1341 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Davis v. Franks Gerkin McKenna, P.C., 3:03-cv-50286 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Murry v. Amer. Mortgage Banc, Inc., 1:03-cv-5811 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Omatto v. Arrow Fin. Servs., LLC, 1:04-cv-917 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Karwo v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 1:04-cv-1944 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Fisher v. Asset Acceptance, LLC, 1:04-cv-2585 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Browder v. Nat’l Fin. Systems, Inc., 1:05-cv-10464 (D. Mass.)
    • Hoyt v. Arrow Fin. Servs., LLC, 1:05-cv-10560 (D. Mass.)
    • Ruth v. Triumph Partnerships LLC, 3:06-cv-50042 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Simpson v. Arrow Fin. Servs., LLC, 1:06-cv-1946 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Martin v. LTD Fin. Servs., L.P., 1:06-cv-3300 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Wahl v. First Resolution Investment Corp., 1:06-cv-7047 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Foster v. Velocity Investments, LLC, 1:07-cv-824 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Wilhelm v. Allied Interstate, Inc., 1:07-cv-1497 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Anama v. AFNI, Inc., 1-07-cv-4251 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Martin v. Cavalry Portfolio Servs., LLC, 1:07-cv-4745 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Buford v. Palisades Collection, LLC, 1:07-cv-4974 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Bibb v. Friedman & Wexler, LLC, 2:07-cv-2173 (C.D. Ill.)
    • Trempe v. HBLC, Inc., 1:07-cv-5495 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Weinstein v. Asset Acceptance, LLC, 1:07-cv-5967 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Urbaniak v. Credigy Receivables, Inc., 1:07-cv-6326 (N.D. Ill.)
    • O’Rourke v. Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC, 1:08-cv-0430 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Urbaniak v. Asset Acceptance, LLC, 1:08-cv-0551 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Marshall-Mosby-Blitt and Gaines, P.C., 1:08-cv-0758 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Duhadway v. Credigy Receivables, Inc., 1:08-cv-0852 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Hale v. AFNI, Inc., 1:08-cv-3918 (N.D. Ill.); Richard v. West Asset Mgmt., Inc., 1:09-cv-3864 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Young v. Unifund CCR Partners, 1:09-cv-4206 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Phillips v. Asset Acceptance, LLC, 1:09-cv-7993 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Wysocki v. City Nat. Bank et al., 1:10-cv-3850 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Cotton v. Nat’l Action Fin. Servs., Inc., 1:10-cv-4709 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Colello v. Franklin Collection Serv., Inc., 1:10-cv-6229 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Pawelczak v. Bureau of Collection Recovery, LLC, 1:11-cv-1415 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Pawelczak v. Fin. Recovery Servs., Inc., 1:11-cv-2214 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Moorehead v. Franklin Collection Serv., Inc., 1:11-cv-5936 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Janetos v. Fulton Friedman & Gullace, LLP, 1:12-cv-2128 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Wilfong v. Nat’l Capital Mgmt., LLC, 1:12-cv-2979 (N.D. Ill.)
    • In re: Enhanced Recovery Co., LLC, Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, 6:13-md-2398-Orl-37GJK (M.D. Fla.)
    • Miller v. Nat’l Enterprise Systems, Inc., 1:13-cv-1720 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Jones v. Delta Management Assocs., Inc., 1:15-cv-00267-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
    • Hayes v. Convergent Healthcare Recoveries, Inc., 1:14-cv-1467 (C.D. Ill.)
    • McCarry v. Law Offices of Gabriel B. Antman, P.C., 1:15-cv-8275 (N.D. Ill.)
    • Wood v. Credit Control, LLC, 6:16-cv-1098 (D. Kan.)
    • Smith v. Simm Associates, Inc., 1:17-cv-00769-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
    • Steffek, et al. v. Client Services, Inc. U.S. District Court, 1:18-cv-00160-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
    • Volkman v. Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC d/b/a ERC, 1:18-cv-00091-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
    • Sandri v. Asset Recovery Solutions LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-01182-WCG;
    • Vandehey v. Client Services, Inc. U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-01669-WCG;
    • Nagan v. Optio Solutions LLC d/b/a Qualia Collection Services, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:19-cv-00170-WCG.
    • Cole v. Menn Law Firm, Ltd., E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:19-cv-00527-WCG
    • Heredia v. Capital Management Services, L.P., E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:17-cv-00248-WCG
  • Notable Cases

    Notable cases on which Mr. Greene has worked include: Janetos v. Fulton, Friedman & Gullace, LLP, 825 F.3d 317 (7th Cir. 2016); Janetos v. Fulton Friedman & Gullace, LLP, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173718 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 15, 2016);Phillips v. Asset Acceptance, LLC, 736 F.3d 1076 (7th Cir. 2013); Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Co., 679 F.3d 637 (7th Cir. 2012); O’Rourke v. Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC, 635 F.3d 938 (7th Cir. 2011); Ruth v. Triumph Partnerships, 577 F.3d 790 (7th Cir. 2009); Handy v. Anchor Mortgage Corp., 464 F.3d 760 (7th Cir. 2006); Tri-G, Inc. v. Burke, Bosselman & Weaver, 856 N.E.2d 389 (IL 2006).

  • Notable Decisions
    • Heredia v. Capital Mgmt. Servs., L.P., 942 F.3d 811 (7th Cir. 2019).
    • Steffek v. Client Servs., 948 F.3d 761 (7th Cir. 2020)
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