A federal judge on Monday accused a prominent Manhattan litigator of “Rambo lawyering,” and warned of sanctions for false statements, threats, and other “inappropriate tactics” used to represent a woman in a fee dispute case against her former lawyers.

Southern District Judge Denny Chin ordered Judd Burstein, of Burstein & McPherson, to respond at an Aug. 25 hearing to allegations that he repeatedly engaged in “vexatious and unreasonable conduct” to “intimidate and harass” his adversaries at Cinque & Cinque.

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