During the judge's next roll call hearing, Ciardi entered the courtroom and interrupted the judge's calendar, the Journal reports, and asked the judge to recall the case.
The judge asked Ciardi to sit down, and eventually had a bailiff escort him from the courtroom.
"Mr. Ciardi caused a disruption and swore loudly as he was leaving the courtroom," the Journal reports. "And he continued to yell loudly outside the courtroom and made disparaging remarks about the judge."
The Journal reports that the episode continued after Ciardi went to the judge's clerk's office, where he became "belligerent," yelling and making disparaging remarks about the judge. Eventually, bailiffs from three different courtrooms were called to escort the attorney from the courthouse.
As Ciardi was removed from the building, he yelled obscenities at the bailiffs, the Journal reports.
Later, at a hearing before the Utah Supreme Court Ethics and Discipline Committee, Ciardi allegedly made disparaging comments about the Utah judicial system, judges and committee members.
"Mr. Ciardi repeatedly interrupted witnesses who were attempting to offer testimony, and referred to witnesses as liars and idiots," according to the Utah Bar Journal.
According to the Utah State Bar, Ciardi graduated law school in Massachusetts in 1981. He had been a member of Utah's Bar since 2006.