The federal court of appeals in Chicago reprimanded a lawyer for unprofessional behavior during a lawsuit and fined him $5,000.
In an opinion released Tuesday, the court cited Michael Greco, 47, who has a private practice in Chicago, for repeatedly missing filing deadlines and ignoring phone calls from court officials. Judge Frank Easterbrook, who wrote the opinion, described Greco’s conduct in harsh terms.
“The events recounted in this opinion show that Greco is a menace to his clients and a scofflaw with respect to appellate procedure,”
wrote Easterbrook, one of the best-known judges on the appellate court. “The district court may wish to consider whether he should remain a member of its bar.”