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  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/06/2024 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    The current judicial environment makes it a great time to help clients who have been harmed by car dealers and make money too.

    The current judicial environment makes it a great time to help clients who have been harmed by car dealers and make money too. These businesses often take advantage of consumers and fail to comply with regulations. There are plenty of clients, and often not enough lawyers. This webinar is for newer consumer attorneys or experienced attorneys who are new to used car cases and assumes a basic familiarity with civil litigation and consumer statutes. Please note that the webinar will be followed by an online conversation for those interested in exploring how to bring these cases in their practices. 


    What You Will Learn: 

    •    How to select good cases to maximize your chances of winning and collecting
    •    How to spot the claims and damages that you can prove

    Greg Reichenbach

    Greg Reichenbach is a consumer trial attorney representing poor and working-class Ohio consumers. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo, College of Law, in 2004. He focuses on bringing individual and class claims against used automobile dealers, financial institutions, debt collectors, and other businesses who engage in unfair and deceptive acts. He has written articles for the public and presents CLE trainings for attorneys on consumer litigation topics. He has helped recover millions of dollars for Ohioans, and helped wipe out over $150 million in debts

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/29/2024 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar is designed to assist consumer lawyers who are familiar with civil identity theft laws in refining their pre-litigation and litigation strategies.

    Identity theft is a growing problem in the U.S., and attorneys need to be fully aware of all civil legal avenues that are available to assist consumers who are victims of identity theft. This presentation will go into detail regarding pre-filing case preparation, we will discuss facts from litigated cases, and provide insight into the defense's most likely course(s) of action to derail legitimate consumer identity theft cases.  

    This webinar is designed to assist consumer lawyers who are familiar with civil identity theft laws in refining their pre-litigation and litigation strategies.

    What You Will Learn

    •     How to select cases and prepare for litigation      
    •      How to develop a dispute strategy
    •     How to effectively structure complaints and litigation approaches for ID theft cases against CRAs and Furnishers
    •     What are CRA and Furnisher Defense tactics and how to prepare for and counter them

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s)

    This webinar and online conversation is geared towards attorneys who are interested in submitting a proposal for a session at the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference or submitting a session proposal for online learning through NACA and NCLC.

    There are hundreds of topics that one could choose to present at a conference on consumer rights. The CRLC attracts more than 900 consumer attorneys from legal aid, private practice, public interest, regulatory agencies, and governments attorneys. NACA and NCLC webinars can potentially reach hundreds of attorneys who are seeking to learn new skills and knowledge. While it is difficult to please everyone, you can please many by starting with a good topic and keeping your audience in mind.

    This webinar and online conversation is geared towards attorneys who are interested in submitting a proposal for a session at the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference or submitting a session proposal for online learning through NACA and NCLC. This webinar can be paired with Make an Impact as a Conference Speaker if you are interested in being a presenter for the webinar you propose

    What You Will Learn:
    •    What questions to ask to formulate the best session for your target audience
    •    How to think about your presentation in terms of skills and not just knowledge
    •    How to make your proposal (and session) more engaging so that the content will be memorable

    Andrea Bopp Stark

    Andrea Bopp Stark is a senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center Boston office focusing on writing and teaching about fair debt collection practices and mortgage servicing issues. Andrea is also involved in advocating for foreclosure prevention and fair debt collection policies on the state and federal level. Andrea is a contributing author to NCLC’s Fair Debt CollectionHome Foreclosures, and Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications legal manuals. Previously, Andrea was a partner at Molleur Law Office in Biddeford, ME, and worked as an attorney for Northeast Legal Aid in Lawrence, Massachusetts where she was one of NCLC’s first recipients of the John G. Brooks fellowship. Andrea holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and obtained her JD and Masters of Social Work from Boston College. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

    Rebecca Smolar

    Associate Director of Education

    NACA

    Rebecca Smolar is the Associate Director of Education at NACA. She is responsible for partnering with NACA members to develop and strengthen NACA’s education and training offerings and to ensure that members are kept abreast of trends in the field. Before joining NACA, she created continuing education programs for high school teachers and college professors through the State University of New York and Washington-DC area think tanks. She started her career as an Officer of Public Affairs at the Embassy of Israel where she gave hundreds of speeches about Israel and U.S.-Israel relations. Ms. Smolar received a M.A. in International Communications from American University and her B.S. in Psychobiology from SUNY Binghamton.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as they share information about consumer protection issues relating to tenants.

    Join staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as they share information about consumer protection issues relating to tenants. This webinar will provide a great introduction for those new to these issues and a good update for those who may be more knowledgeable about the Federal Trade Commission’s work.


    What You Will Learn
    •    What FTC’s TransUnion/TURSS settlement means for legal aid and consumer attorneys and their clients
    •    FTC’s Request for Information on Tenant Screening Practices
    •    How to take advantage of FTC resources.
    •    How to help clients clean up outdated information or errors on their tenant screening reports

    Jarad Brown

    Jarad Brown is an attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection of the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection. He investigates and litigates violations of U.S. laws enforced by the Commission that govern the privacy and security of consumer information. In his decade at the FTC, Jarad has worked on a variety of topics, including investigations into tenant screening companies and data security cases. Jarad was also a trial team member for two DPIP litigations. In addition to investigation and litigation, he has organized and moderated FTC events, and spoken on topics of cybersecurity, online behavioral advertising, privacy by design, and credit reports. Jarad is also part of the team working on the FTC’s Request of Information on tenant screening. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

    Whitney Moore

    Whitney Moore has been an attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, since she joined the FTC in 2018. She investigates companies for potential unfair and deceptive business practices as well as potential violations of other consumer protection laws enforced by the FTC. Her recent work has focused on tenant screening issues, including investigating potential violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and being part of the team working on the FTC’s Request for Information on tenant screening.  Whitney is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 18 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Mastering discovery challenges is the most important skill attorneys need to get the evidence to succeed at trial and settlement negotiations.

    Mastering discovery challenges is the most important skill attorneys need to get the evidence to succeed at trial and settlement negotiations. Knowing what to ask for and when is one hurdle. Getting those documents is not always easy and may involve negotiations and protective orders. Understanding the documents and testimony you receive is another challenge. Finally, combing through the evidence to create your case narrative is yet another skill you need to gain to make the whole process worthwhile. The FCRA Discovery eCourse will help you with all these challenges and more!  Please note that all the content in this eCourse is new and not available for purchase in any other product. 

    The FCRA Discovery eCourse Part 1 contains videos on the following discovery challenges:

    •    Understanding Tools in Your Toolbox
    •    Using Discovery to Tell Your Client’s Story
    •    Creating an Early Discovery Plan
    •    Informal Discovery: Good, Bad, and the Ugly
    •    Initial Written Disclosures
    •    Protective Orders and Confidentiality

    What You Will Learn
    •    What resources can you use to improve your discovery and get the case moving
    •    How to address the elements of your claim
    •    How to tell the client’s story with the documents
    •    How reach your evidentiary burden
    •    What initial discovery you need for your factual story
    •    What documents and evidence you can collect without protective orders
    •    What information you will be sharing in the initial discovery stage
    •    How to tell story through disclosures
    •    How to serve disclosures based on location
    •    How to utilize when client information is the subject of the documents (protect clients)
    •    How to use protective orders and confidentiality to move the case along

    What the Course Includes:
    •    Original, recorded, video conversations among top practitioners from across the country
    •    Sample documents
    •    Checklists for Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, ACVDs, and Furnishers

    Barry S. Balmuth

    Barry S. Balmuth was lead counsel for the plaintiffs in cases that resulted in the largest recovery in an inverse condemnation action in Florida ($42 million after a successful liability trial) and the third-largest individual verdict under the FCRA ($3.55 million). He is board certified by the Florida Bar in both civil trial law and business litigation. He obtained JD and MBA degrees from Emory University in 1990. He focuses his practice on property rights, consumer rights, and other civil litigation.

    Justin Baxter

    Partner

    Baxter & Baxter, LLP

    Justin Baxter is an AV rated trial lawyer with Baxter & Baxter, LLP, in Portland. He received an $18.5 million verdict against Equifax, a $200,000 verdict against Equifax, a $95,000 verdict against TRS Home Furnishings under the Oregon Unlawful Debt Collection Practices Act, and a $100,000 verdict against a debt buyer and collection law firm under the FDCPA.

    Anthony Chester

    Anthony Chester was born just outside of Washington D.C., moved around a bit as a kid, and then spent most of his early life in Michigan. Anthony went to college at Michigan State University and received two bachelor’s degrees: one in political theory and constitutional democracy, and the other in philosophy. After college, Anthony attended Michigan State University College of Law and graduated with his J.D. in 2013. Anthony moved to Minnesota in 2014 and began practicing consumer law in 2015 when he opened a Minneapolis branch of a firm based out of California. In October 2022, Anthony opened his own firm, Chester Law.

    Erika Heath

    Attorney at Law

    Getting her start in the trenches as a legal aid attorney, Erika Heath has years of experience in seeking justice for employees and consumers against unfair practices. She has fought off debt collectors, obtained justice for wrongfully terminated employees, and untangled thorny credit reporting issues. She has a J.D. from Northeastern University.

    SaraEllen Hutchison

    Law Office of SaraEllen Hutchison, PLLC

    SaraEllen Hutchison is a consumer rights trial lawyer and a NACA member since 2011. She stands up for the rights of individuals who are victims of false credit reporting or otherwise have significant emotional and economic injuries, resulting in significant relief to her clients and the clients of her colleagues and collaborators. SaraEllen's unique approach to litigation and trial brings the emotional stories of her clients to life. Her most notable cases include Sedric Ward v. Shelby County, Western District of Tennessee Case No. 2:20-cv-2407-JPM-cgc and Brandt v. Columbia Credit Servs.,Western District of Washington Case No. 2:17-cv-703-RSM. SaraEllen is licensed in Washington State and Alaska. She is a December 2004 graduate of Georgia State University College of Law. Law Office of SaraEllen Hutchison, PLLC is her solo firm based in Tacoma, Washington. When SaraEllen is not practicing law, she's singing and songwriting with her band, Plaid Lion, and at local jazz jams. You can find her at lifecoachlawsuit.com and saraellenhutchison.com.

    Kristi Kelly

    Kelly Guzzo, PLC

    Kristi C. Kelly specializes in assisting consumers with credit reporting and employment background check mistakes, mortgage servicing errors, and predatory lending. She has successfully litigated hundreds of individual and class action cases in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. Prior to starting Kelly Guzzo, PLC, Kristi was a shareholder at Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy and worked for legal aid. She is a board member of the Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia Poverty Law Center. She is also on the Partner’s Council of NCLC.

    Alexis Lehmann

    Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.

    Alexis Lehmann was an attorney at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., who represented individual consumers’ rights under the FCRA and the FDCPA. Alexis is also an active member on the Executive Board for the Justice Rising Advocates. Prior to joining the firm, Alexis worked as a civil litigator for local and state law enforcement officers handling cases under Title VII, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the First Amendment Free Speech and Petition clause.

    Matthew Loker

    Loker Law, APC

    Matthew Loker is the founder of Loker Law, APC and is Professor of Contracts at the San Luis Obispo College of Law. Prior to moving to California, Matthew attended the University of Toledo in Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Social Thought with a concentration in Spanish. Immediately after obtaining his undergraduate degree, Matthew went to law school at California Western School of Law. While there, Matthew served as the President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society as well as Vice President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. In practice, 100% of the cases handled by Loker Law, APC are consumer related. Said cases range from defending consumers that have been sued by creditors or debt collectors to large Multi-District Class Actions. Specifically, a majority of Matthew’s practice focuses on the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, California’s Identity Theft Act, and false advertising claims.

    Tony Love

    Tony Love founded Love Consumer Law (LCL) to provide Georgia consumers with the legal protection and representation they are entitled to and deserve. He has over 28 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He represented one of the country’s largest consumer reporting agencies in several thousand Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases over twenty years. He was a member of the trial practice groups of several major law firms, including over fourteen years with King & Spalding. Tony has represented clients in FCRA and personal injury jury trials through verdict. In addition to his decades-long experience in the credit reporting field, Tony has also handled personal injury cases for both plaintiffs and defendants and served as in-house counsel for a mortgage servicing company. Tony received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Georgia State College of Law.

    Casey Nash

    Casey S. Nash has represented consumers for her entire 10-year legal career. She has litigated a variety of issues, including credit reporting errors, inaccurate background reports, illegal debt collection, mortgage servicing errors and payday loans in more than 450 federal cases. While she practices mostly in Virginia and Washington, D.C., Casey has a national practice and has represented consumers in Maryland, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. She litigates both individual and class action cases, and her exceptional performance in many complex consumer lawsuits has earned her numerous “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” recognitions from Super Lawyers in both Virginia and Washington, D.C. She contributed to the 10th edition of NCLC’s Consumer Class Action Treatise, and she serves on the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Advisory Committee.

    Jed Nolan

    Jed Nolan has devoted his career to protecting West Virginia consumers from predatory lenders and unfair debt collectors. He worked in non-profit organizations focused on protecting the vulnerable at Legal Aid of West Virginia and Mountain State Justice. Jed also worked at a private firm where he advocated consumer rights against aggressive debt collectors and unfair credit reporting practices.

    Craig Rothburd

    Craig E. Rothburd, P.A.

    Craig Rothburd has practiced law for twenty-four years with a focus on class actions, consumer law, complex business, and commercial and health care law and litigation. He is AVä Martindale-Hubbell rated and was recently awarded the Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year for 2017 by the Florida Bar. Since 2000, Craig has been involved in numerous consumer-based cases and devoted a considerable amount of his practice on consumer law and litigation, with a special focus on class action litigation, including mortgage loan servicing, truth in lending, insurance, deceptive practices, and consumer statutory violations. He is presently the chairperson of the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee, a member of the National Associate of Consumer Advocates (serving as its membership committee co-chair), a strong supporter of and advocate for legal services (serving as a volunteer pro bono attorney), and has served on the Board of Directors of Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., as well as serving on its Development Council.  He graduated with honors from the University of Florida (UF), College of Law, and receiving his Bachelors of Science from UF.

    Robert Sola

    Robert S. Sola, P.C.

    Robert S. Sola is the founding member of Robert S. Sola, P.C., a consumer law firm based in Portland, Oregon. He has been handling FCRA cases since 1996. He represents consumers across the country and has litigated FCRA cases in states as co-counsel with many NACA members. Mr. Sola has obtained jury verdicts against all three major credit reporting agencies. In 2002, he was lead counsel in Thomas v. Trans Union, where the jury awarded the consumer $5.3 million. In 2007, he was co-counsel in Williams v. Equifax, which resulted in a judgment of $3.4 million. Mr. Sola was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2003 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

    Subhan Tariq

    The Law Offices of Subhan Tariq

    Subhan Tariq regularly handles complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in consumer finance litigation in individual and class action cases in the areas of federal and state consumer protection laws. Mr. Tariq has successfully helped thousands of consumers exercise their consumer rights against large institutional banks, debt collectors, and consumer reporting agencies. Subhan also consults with other lawyers and law firms on blockchain automation, working towards a streamlined efficient network of client files, document automation, and cost-effective workflows.

    Stephanie Tatar

    Tatar Law Firm, APC

    Stephanie Tatar has been a consumer advocate since graduating cum laude from DePaul University, College of Law. Prior to founding The Tatar Law Firm, Ms. Tatar gained extensive litigation and appellate experience with firms in Chicago and Los Angeles. During her career, she has successfully fought debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, creditors, manufacturers, and car dealers.

    Adam Thoresen

    Senior Staff Attorney

    Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

    Adam Thoresen is a senior staff attorney with the public interest law firm, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. He has worked at JALA for over ten years, and his practice is currently focused on FCRA litigation related to landlord/tenant debts and other inaccuracies in tenant screening reports. Adam has litigated cases with all of the Big Three Consumer Reporting Agencies as well as specialty debt collectors whose focus is the collection of residential landlord/tenant debts. Adam handles cases on an individual and class basis under the FCRA, FDCPA, FCCPA, and other consumer protection statutes.

    Ronald Wilcox

    Attorney at Law

    Wilcox Law Firm, P.C

    Ronald Wilcox has been a consumer protection attorney since 1995, with an office in San Jose. Ron is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and has tried consumer protection cases in federal and state court, as well as JAMS and AAA. He is a member of the CAOC, CAALA, and NACBA. He has presented webinars and spoken at national conferences on consumer law and arbitration. He was awarded Santa Clara University’s Community Law Center’s Community Service Award. Ron is the author of “Conducting Individual Arbitrations” in NCLC's Consumer Arbitration Agreements.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    With its fee-shifting provisions, CROA can successfully be used by consumer advocates to pursue fraudulent claims.

    In a post-Covid era, more consumers are falling prey to scams promising improved credit. Billions of dollars are lost annually by consumers trying to achieve a higher credit rating. The Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) governs the conduct of those (including lawyers) that provide certain services— including mere promises of such services. With its fee-shifting provisions, CROA can successfully be used by consumer advocates to pursue fraudulent claims.


    What You Will Learn
    •    How to spot services that fall within CROA, as well as the restrictions CROA places on companies
    •    How to analyze a defendant for financial viability for purposes of bringing a suit
    •    How to avoid running afoul of CROA as a consumer advocate
    •    How to avoid having credit bureaus reject disputes •    How to deal with arbitration provisions
    •    What to do about the authority split regarding non-CRO's liability under the CROA
    •    How to make sense of recent CROA developments

    John Goolsby

    Attorney

    Goolsby Law Office, LLC

    John H. Goolsby has litigated FCRA cases for more than twenty years and established the Goolsby Law Office, LLC, in 2006. His FCRA practice is focused on individual inaccuracy cases. His practice is relatively small volume, emphasizing quality case selection and individual attention to each case. Successes include obtaining a six-figure judgment against Freddie Mac in a case that focused on whether government-sponsored enterprises such as Freddie and Fannie can be held liable as consumer reporting agencies under the FCRA. Other practice areas include mortgage servicing, FDCPA, ECOA, banking law, scams targeting seniors, and moving company scams. John works and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    Heidi Miller

    Heidi N. Miller is a solo practitioner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She is licensed in both California and Wisconsin.  For over ten years, she has focused on consumer law, specifically representing consumers in claims involving improper debt collection actions, unlawful repossessions, credit reporting errors, and auto sales fraud.  In 2015, she was second chair in a federal jury trial under CROA, receiving a 37 multiplier on punitive damages.  She enjoys traveling and has visited all seven continents and 99 countries.   

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    How to handle predatory lending cases, including potential class actions.

    Almost every state has enacted usury laws that limit the amount of interest that a lender can charge on a loan. Despite these well-established laws, predatory lenders continue to make blatantly illegal loans that violate state usury laws. Every year, there are millions of consumers who are victimized by these loans and need our help. Come learn how you can assist, including through class actions.

     What You Will Learn 

    •         How to intake a potential case, including choice-of-law and arbitration considerations

    •         What special considerations exist for tribal lenders and rent-a-bank
    •         How to couple usury claims with RICO’s prohibition against the collection of unlawful debt
    •         What to expect when you file a case, including special issues related to class actions

    Andrew Guzzo

    Partner

    Kelly Guzzo, PLC

    Andrew Guzzo’s practice focuses exclusively on representing consumers, with an emphasis on litigation against internet lenders, credit reporting agencies, and debt collectors. Andrew has litigated more than two dozen cases related to high-cost lending. These cases have involved each of the major players in the industry, including lenders, investors, architects of the rent-a-tribe scheme, tribal officials, specialized credit reporting agencies, and lead generators. Over the past five years, Andrew has been involved in class actions that have returned more than $100 million dollars to consumers and cancelled more than $1 billion in predatory loans.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 44 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/27/2020

    The FCRA Case Valuation eCourse Part 1 will provide you with the tools to determine the proper value range for your credit reporting cases.

    Your time is precious and limited. Whether you take only a handful of credit reporting cases a year or if you see a high volume of cases, having a strong grasp of the value of a credit reporting case can make or break your practice. With the proper valuation system in place, you can make the decision whether to spend your time litigating a case or whether it’s time to make a quick settlement and move to the next case.

    Determining the value of your Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case can be very challenging. The value of your case depends on many factors, such as liability, the number of disputes, the number and type of errors, the length of time the incorrect information appeared on the credit reports, the plaintiffs, the defendants, the damages, the jurisdiction and more! Furthermore, the value of an FCRA claim is not static, it changes throughout the course of litigation.

    The FCRA Case Valuation eCourse Part 1 will provide you with the tools to determine the proper value range for your credit reporting cases. It includes:
    •    Original webinars and video content on the different factors that will play a role in case valuation.
    •    Checklists used by experienced practitioners when entering settlement negotiations.
    •    Twenty fact pattern case studies that are valued by a diverse group of practitioners.

    Registrants that complete the course will be eligible to receive five CLEs.

    What You Will Learn:
    •    What are the factors that will determine the value of a credit reporting case
    •    Whether your case is an “A”, “B” or “C” case (High Value, Mid-Value, Low Value)
    •    How to evaluate the value of the following credit reporting case types:
    o    Mixed File Cases
    o    Identity Theft Cases
    o    Status Cases
    o    Deceased Cases
    o    Tenant and Employment Screening Cases
    o    Impermissible Pull Cases
    o    Post-Bankruptcy Cases

    Justin Baxter

    Partner

    Baxter & Baxter, LLP

    Justin Baxter is an AV rated trial lawyer with Baxter & Baxter, LLP, in Portland. He received an $18.5 million verdict against Equifax, a $200,000 verdict against Equifax, a $95,000 verdict against TRS Home Furnishings under the Oregon Unlawful Debt Collection Practices Act, and a $100,000 verdict against a debt buyer and collection law firm under the FDCPA.

    Suzanne Begnoche

    Attorney at Law

    Suzanne Begnoche represents plaintiffs in matters involving identity theft, security breaches, unfair credit reporting, and unfair debt collection. Now in private practice, she was previously a staff attorney handling consumer matters at Legal Aid of North Carolina.  She is a graduate of Duke University and University of North Carolina School of Law. 

    Penny Hays Cauley

    Hays Cauley, P.C.

    Penny Hays Cauley (Samford University, J.D.) has been representing consumers for twenty years. In 2006, she opened Hays Cauley, P.C., a law firm dedicated to representing consumers, with a particular focus in fair credit reporting, fair debt collection practices, and TCPA claims. She was lead counsel in Jamon Brim v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., a §1681s-2(b) claim, which resulted in a jury verdict of $100,000 in compensatory damages and $623,180 in punitive damages for violations of the FCRA.

    David Chami

    Managing partner

    Price Law Group

    David Chami is the managing partner for the Price Law Group. Under his supervision, the firm files hundreds of cases each year under the FCRA, FDCPA, and Bankruptcy Discharge violations.  In the past two years, David has argued in front of the 6th Circuit, 8th Circuit, and 9th Circuit courts of appeal obtaining reversals of summary judgment or motions to dismiss in five of the seven appeals in addition to the reversal that his firm obtained in Losch v. Experian in the 11th Circuit. 

    Jared Lee

    Jackson Lee, PA

    Jared Lee is the managing partner at Jackson Lee. He’s served as the chair of Florida’s Consumer Protection Committee. Jared attended Florida State College of Law. He’s had the privilege to represent consumers in obtaining sizable recoveries through trial, arbitration, and settlement, including multiple seven-figure outcomes. Jared serves as an adjunct professor for the Florida State University College of Law Juris Master program.

    Alexis Lehmann

    Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.

    Alexis Lehmann was an attorney at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., who represented individual consumers’ rights under the FCRA and the FDCPA. Alexis is also an active member on the Executive Board for the Justice Rising Advocates. Prior to joining the firm, Alexis worked as a civil litigator for local and state law enforcement officers handling cases under Title VII, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the First Amendment Free Speech and Petition clause.

    Hans Lodge

    Senior Counsel

    Berger & Montague, P.C.

    Hans Lodge is senior counsel at Berger Montague, leading the firm’s individual FCRA practice. Hans has litigated numerous individual and class cases throughout the country. Hans is a zealous advocate and is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers in and out of court. Hans assists consumers who have been denied jobs or housing due to inaccurate criminal history information reporting in their employment and tenant screening background check reports. Hans also assists consumers who have been denied credit due to inaccurate information reporting in their credit reports. Hans is an aggressive and strategic litigator who has a reputation of working tirelessly to get favorable outcomes for his clients.

    Matthew Loker

    Loker Law, APC

    Matthew Loker is the founder of Loker Law, APC and is Professor of Contracts at the San Luis Obispo College of Law. Prior to moving to California, Matthew attended the University of Toledo in Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Social Thought with a concentration in Spanish. Immediately after obtaining his undergraduate degree, Matthew went to law school at California Western School of Law. While there, Matthew served as the President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society as well as Vice President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. In practice, 100% of the cases handled by Loker Law, APC are consumer related. Said cases range from defending consumers that have been sued by creditors or debt collectors to large Multi-District Class Actions. Specifically, a majority of Matthew’s practice focuses on the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, California’s Identity Theft Act, and false advertising claims.

    Tony Love

    Tony Love founded Love Consumer Law (LCL) to provide Georgia consumers with the legal protection and representation they are entitled to and deserve. He has over 28 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He represented one of the country’s largest consumer reporting agencies in several thousand Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases over twenty years. He was a member of the trial practice groups of several major law firms, including over fourteen years with King & Spalding. Tony has represented clients in FCRA and personal injury jury trials through verdict. In addition to his decades-long experience in the credit reporting field, Tony has also handled personal injury cases for both plaintiffs and defendants and served as in-house counsel for a mortgage servicing company. Tony received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Georgia State College of Law.

    Mark Mailman

    Partner

    Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.

    Mark D. Mailman has concentrated his practice in consumer protection litigation since co-founding his firm, Francis & Mailman, P.C. in 1998. Mark has litigated thousands of FCRA and FDCPA cases. He has been certified to serve as class counsel by state and federal courts in both contested and settlement class actions. In October 2018, Mark was awarded the 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year award from NACA.

    Craig Marchiando

    Consumer Litigation Associates, PC

    Craig Marchiando focuses his practice on representing consumers in lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Litigating mainly class action cases, Craig has represented thousands of consumers in successfully obtaining benefits under the FCRA’s broad protections and has been appointed class counsel by numerous courts across the country. In 2019 alone, Craig’s cases have yielded more than $5 million in relief to nationwide classes of consumers. Craig has also handled all aspects of individual FCRA cases, from client intake, to discovery and motions practice, to trials and post-trial proceedings.

    Evan Rothfarb

    Schlanger Law Group

    Evan S. Rothfarb is an accomplished litigator whose complex litigation experience includes both class action lawsuits and multi-district litigation. Evan is a graduate of Cornell Law School. He began his legal career as an associate in a small New York City litigation firm, specializing in commercial litigation and class actions. Subsequently, he founded a litigation firm, where he represented individuals and businesses in a variety of commercial actions. In 2017, Evan brought his considerable litigation skills to Schlanger Law Group, putting his extensive experience to work in the consumer protection, identity theft, and consumer class action arenas.

    Adam Singer

    Founder

    Law Office of Adam G. Singer, PLLC

    As founder of the Law Office of Adam G. Singer, PLLC, Adam has focused his practice on helping consumers enforce their Fair Credit rights.  Most frequently, Adam's cases involve the defamatory fallout from negative credit reporting that arises from identity theft or mixed files.   Adam earned a B.A., summa cum laude at Washington University and a J.D., cum laude at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Adam began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Sidney H. Stein, U.S.D.J. in the S.D.N.Y. and as an associate at the law firms of Skadden Arps and Akin Gump before starting his own consumer practice.  

    Stephanie Tatar

    Tatar Law Firm, APC

    Stephanie Tatar has been a consumer advocate since graduating cum laude from DePaul University, College of Law. Prior to founding The Tatar Law Firm, Ms. Tatar gained extensive litigation and appellate experience with firms in Chicago and Los Angeles. During her career, she has successfully fought debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, creditors, manufacturers, and car dealers.

    Courtney Weiner

    Law Office of Courtney Weiner PLLC

    Courtney Weiner is a solo practitioner representing consumers primarily in Washington, DC and Maryland in consumer finance matters, including FCRA, FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, and student loans. Prior to opening her firm, Courtney honed her litigation skills in a variety of settings, ranging from the U.S. Department of Justice to some of the top litigation firms in the country. Courtney is a member of the boards of Tzedek DC, the DC Bar, and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center. Courtney graduated from Columbia Law School and Princeton University and is a native of Washington, DC.

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    NACA and NCLC are hosting an Ask the Expert webinar series with two of the nation’s top FDCPA advocates: Dick Rubin and April Kuehnhoff.

    NACA and NCLC are hosting an Ask the Expert webinar series with two of the nation’s top FDCPA advocates: Dick Rubin and April Kuehnhoff.  

    Do you have an FDCPA practice? This is your opportunity to advance your practice with questions and answers about the FDCPA.  April and Dick will be available for an hour-and-a-half online question and answer session on topics such as appellate court FDCPA developments, other FDCPA litigation and policy developments, and Regulation F.

    We welcome questions in advance. Please send questions to training@consumeradvocates.org.

    Written materials, including briefs will be provided.

    April Kuehnhoff

    Staff Attorney

    National Consumer Law Center

    April Kuehnhoff is a senior attorney in the National Consumer Law Center’s Boston office, where she advocates for fair debt collection. She is the co-author of NCLC’s Fair Debt Collection and a contributing author to Surviving Debt. Prior to joining NCLC, Ms. Kuehnhoff was an associate at Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP, a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Gary Katzmann at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and a Skirnick Public Interest Fellow at the Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services office of Greater Boston Legal Services. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School.

    Richard Rubin

    Counsel

    Gupta Wessler PLLC

    Dick Rubin, Of Counsel to Gupta Wessler PLLC, is a nationally preeminent consumer law expert and appellate advocate whose string of victories in the federal courts of appeals has helped set the contours of current federal consumer protection law, particularly with respect to debt collection practices and credit reporting. Dick is a founding member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and is now its Chair Emeritus after serving as Chair for many years. He regularly presents continuing legal education and training programs throughout the country. Dick has taught consumer law at the University Of New Mexico School of Law and is a Contributing Author of the National Consumer Law Center Fair Debt Collection and Fair Credit Reporting legal treatises, two of the widely praised sixteen-volume Consumer Credit and Sales Legal Practice Series that the American Bar Journal review described as “a monumental undertaking comparable to but more practical than the Restatement of Laws.” In 2000 Dick was the recipient of the Vern Countryman Award — the nation’s highest honor for special contributions to the field of consumer law — and was named in 2006 to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America. He is frequently quoted on consumer law issues in the press, ranging from legal specialty publications such as the National Law Journal and general circulation publications such as Smart Money and the New York Times. Dick has practiced law in Santa Fe, New Mexico for forty-eight years, concentrating on consumer protection law. He spent the first five years of his career as a legal services attorney and as its state-wide consumer law trainer. He served a stint as the General Counsel of New Mexico’s Department of Human Services as an appointee of Democratic Governor Toney Anaya and then spent several years as a consumer law practitioner in Santa Fe. For the past twenty-eight years, Dick has limited his practice to handling federal appeals arising under federal consumer protection statutes. During this period of concentration on appellate advocacy, Dick has appeared before the court of appeals for almost every federal circuit.

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    If you are getting calls about solar fraud but have not yet taken on any cases, or if you have started taking these cases, but want to learn more, this webinar is for you.

    If you are getting calls about solar fraud but have not yet taken on any cases, or if you have started taking these cases, but want to learn more, this webinar is for you.  The presenters, one with a significant bulk of his practice in solar fraud and one new to this area, will discuss the basics about how the solar industry works, common financing models, common fact patterns, common defenses, and things to watch out for, both good and bad.    

     Please note that the webinar will be followed by a one-hour online discussion. When you register you will receive two reminders, one for the webinar at 2pm and one for the online discussion at 3pm ET. 

    What You Will Learn

    *    Why solar fraud cases can be great cases and how you can ease into this area

    *    What are the different types of solar fraud cases that are out there and how to recognize good cases and good clients
    *    What are the potential pitfalls and benefits with solar fraud cases

    Rob Treinen

    Rob Treinen has practiced consumer protection law almost exclusively since 1999 when he graduated from University of Minnesota Law School and took his first job at Legal Aid in Gallup, New Mexico.  For the past 13 years, he has run Treinen Law Office in Albuquerque where he is the sole attorney but blessed with a great staff.  He has presented at CLEs across the country on consumer law topics.  In 2016, he graduated from the Trial Lawyers College.  He loves his wife and kid, loves to travel, and still loves his job.  Solar fraud cases are his newest passion, making up about half of his cases for the past few years. 

    John Ellem

    John N. Ellem received his law degree from the WVU College of Law in 1992.  He opened Ellem Law Office, PLLC in July 2000, where his focus is on consumer protection law in WV and OH including lemon law, debt collection abuse, FCRA violations and now solar panel fraud.  He is also involved in human rights work as President of Human Rights for Kids. Mr. Ellem had the privilege of serving 14 years as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. Along with his wife and daughter, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and fly-fishing.  He has an active yoga practice and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance and currently teaches yoga at his local YMCA, and at Snowshoe Resort.