20 South Clark Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603

Communication Center
Phone: 312-739-4200
Contact: Contact Me
Fax: 312-419-0379


Francis R. Greene has been representing individual consumers for nearly seventeen years. He has helped numerous clients with problems with debt collectors. He has defended clients sued by debt collectors, and he has represented clients in individual and class action lawsuits brought against debt collectors. Mr. Greene has also represented clients in lawsuits against debt collectors and telemarketers for illegal collection and telemarketing calls. Mr. Greene has also been involved in multi-district litigation including, In re Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation (S.D. Cal.); In re Midland Credit Management, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation (S.D. Cal.); In re Enhanced Recovery Co., LLC Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation (M.D. Fla.); and In re McDonald’s French Fries Litigation (N.D. Ill.).

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar)
  • United States District Court Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas

Education:

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2000
    • J.D.
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1991
    • Ph.D.
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1984
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works:

    • Madison’s View of Federalism in the Federalist 24 (1) Publius: The Journal of Federalism 47, 1994

Representative Cases:

  • Janetos v. Fulton, Friedman & Gullace, LLP, 825 F.3d 317 (7thCir. 2016)
  • Phillips v. Asset Acceptance, LLC, 736 F.3d 1076 (7th Cir. 2013)
  • Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Co., LLC, 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 (Ill. 2006)
  • Johnson v. Thomas, 794 N.E.2d 919 (Ill. App. Ct. 2003)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • National Association of Consumer Advocates
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association Consumer Law Committee, 2010 – 2011<
      • Vice Chair
    • Chicago Bar Association Consumer Law Committee, 2011 – 2012
      • Chair