Francis A. Citera > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 2500
CHICAGO, IL 60601
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Shareholder

Career

Francis A. “Frank” Citera is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer representing clients in product liability, toxic torts, class actions and other complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. Frank has over 35 years of experience and is co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation Practice and co-chairs the Chicago Litigation Practice. An experienced architect of litigation strategies, Frank defends companies in various industries and business sectors including retailers such as Albertson’s, Claire’s Stores, Inc., Sears, and Whole Foods to technology and electronics companies like Qualcomm, Sony Electronics, and Underwriters Laboratories. He has achieved success in defeating class certification, disputing alleged claims in court, and obtaining summary judgments and outright dismissals prior to trial.

Concentrations

Products Liability
Class actions
Mass torts
Environmental
Civil practice
Appellate

Capabilities

Litigation
Products Liability & Mass Torts
Class Action Litigation
Appellate
Federal Regulatory & Administrative Law
Retail
Trial Practice
Arbitration & Mediation

Admission to Practice
Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Languages

English

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1983
    • Student Research/Writing Editor, University of Miami Law Review
    • Moot Court
  • B.A., English, Columbia University, 1980