Lawyer Lied About Cancer to Get Case Delays and Justify LSAT Score, Ethics Complaint Alleges
The ABA Journal reports that an Illinois ethics complaint alleges that a Chicago civil rights lawyer falsely claimed he and a nonexistent son had stomach cancer in a series of false statements that began when he applied to the University of Chicago Law School.
The complaint alleges that Vincenzo Field made his fake cancer claims to courts as well as the law school. He is also accused of lying to his former firm, Loevy & Loevy, about securing an expert witness who was supposedly unable to work because his daughter was hit by a car, according to the Journal‘s Debra Cassens Weiss.
The tumor-surgery excuse cropped up in two separate cases, in 2013 and 2015, when he asked for discovery extensions.