Attorney Profile

Francis R. Greene

For over two decades, Francis has exclusively represented consumers, and helped his clients obtain compensation or other relief, in hundreds of cases around the United States involving claims under various state and federal consumer protection laws. In particular, Francis’s representative cases involve individual and class action lawsuits seeking relief for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth In Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act to name just a few. He has also been involved in multi-district litigation against debt collectors and debt buyers for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Francis is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, previously serving as Chair of its Consumer Law Committee (2011-2012) and Vice-Chair (2010-11). He is also a longtime member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (since 2006).

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., 1:18-cv-00160-WCG (E.D. Wis.) 
  • Volkman v. Enhanced Recovery Company LLC, 1:18-cv-00091-WCG (E.D. Wis.) 
  • Sandri v. Asset Recovery Solutions LLC, Case No. 1:18-cv-01182-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
  • Vandehey v. Client Services, Inc., E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-01669-WCG (E.D. Wis.)  
  • Nagan v. Optio Solutions LLC, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:19-cv-00170-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
  • Cole v. Menn Law Firm, Ltd., 1:19-cv-00527-WCG (E.D. Wis.)
  • Heredia v. Capital Management Services, L.P., 1:17-cv-00248-WCG (E.D. Wis.)

Notable Decisions

  • Steffek v. Client Servs., 948 F.3d 761 (7th Cir. 2020) Represented Appellants and a certified class of Wisconsin consumers in reversing district court’s grant of summary judgment.
  • Heredia v. Capital Mgmt. Servs., L.P., 942 F.3d 811 (7th Cir. 2019) Represented plaintiff-appellant on dismissed FDCPA claim including oral argument. Court reversed finding collection letters falsely stated the possibility that the creditor “may” file an IRS Form 1099C if the consumer accepted a settlement because the creditor would never do so.
  • Boucher v. Financial. Systems of Green Bay, Inc., 880 F.3d 362 (7th Cir. 2018) A debt collector’s use of the Seventh Circuit’s previously-approved safe harbor language in collection letters does not shield a collector from liability when it uses that language inaccurately with respect to the debt it is collecting.
  • 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).

Community Involvement

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Wisconsin
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit
    • Third Circuit
    • Fifth Circuit
    • Sixth Circuit
    • Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Northern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of Texas
    • Southern District of Texas
    •  Western District of Texas
    •  Eastern District of Wisconsin
    •  Western District of Wisconsin
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