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Consumer Lawyers, Consumer Attorney for Credit Laws like FCRA & FDCPA

Consumer Protection Lawyers Who Handle Credit and Debt Problems

Last Updated: April 20, 2014

Just because someone is a lawyer doesn't mean he or she is knowledgeable about consumer law. If you are going after a credit bureau, original creditor or collection agency who has violated your rights, you need to talk to a specialist in this field. Like the medical field, the legal field is very broad and no one can know everything about it. That's why lawyers specialize in fields such as criminal, family, corporate, accident/injury, tax and credit law to name a few. Just as you wouldn't ask a divorce lawyer to handle your credit case, you wouldn't ask a heart specialist to do brain surgery, at least we hope you wouldn't. While in some cases bankruptcy attorneys can handle credit law, in most cases, they do not. Don't use a bankruptcy attorney if they are not familiar with the FCRA and FDCPA.

Finding a Consumer Attorney

Unfortunately, there are not many consumer attorneys out there, probably because the impression is that there is not much money to be made, and that is the name of the game. Of course, this impression is incorrect. The number of illegal actions taken by credit bureaus, collection agencies, auto dealerships and credit card companies is staggering. Here's our pitch to anyone currently in the legal field - take up this type of practice! You will be doing yourself, and the consumer, a great favor.

Attorney Qualifications

The other road block to finding an attorney is that an attorney must be licensed to practice law in your state. Each state has very different laws and procedures for taking a case to court and an attorney must be intimately familiar with them. In order to be licensed in a particular state, the attorney must take and pass the very difficult bar exam, even if he or she has practiced law for many years in a different state. This is why there are no attorneys who practice in every state.

Some Attorneys Our Readers Have Recommended

The list below represents lawyers that our readers have recommended. By the way, the fact that readers have recommended these lawyers means that they have won their cases against the credit bureaus and collection agencies, something that should encourage you to fight!

If you cannot find a lawyer in your state listed here, there are a couple of other ways to find one.

  1. Go to the National Association of Consumer Attorneys (NACA). Note: A large percentage of these lawyers handle class-action lawsuits exclusively, but there are some on the list that will take an individual case.

  2. Another good idea is to go to the court website listing the active civil cases in your state and county. Input the creditor you think is going to sue (or any of the big creditors) into the search engine. The case listings will include the lawyer or firm representing the defendant. If you see one lawyer who has handled multiple case for defendants, you can assume they are well versed in consumer law. If this lawyer has cases scheduled in the future, you can even go to the court on the appearance date and watch their performance in court.

If you know of another lawyer that has helped you out, we want to know. None of these lawyers has paid us to list him or her here. So, with no further ado:


ALABAMA

Earl Underwood
Underwood & Reimer, P.C.
Mobile, AL
(800) 273-9534

M Stan Herring & John G Watts
Watts Law Group, P.C.
Birmingham, AL
(205) 879-2447


ARIZONA

Mark Willimann
The Law Office of Mark F. Millimann, LLC
Tucson, AZ
(520) 579-6622

Floyd W. Bybee
Bybee Law Center, PLC
Mesa, AZ
(480) 756-8822

Hyung S. Choi
Choi & Fabian, PLC
Tempe, AZ
(480) 517-1400

Richard Groves
The Law Office of Richard Groves
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 230-0995


CALIFORNIA

Robert L. Hyde
Hyde & Swigart
San Diego, CA
(619) 233-7770

M. David Magher
The Law Offices of M. David Meagher
Escondido, CA
(760) 743-2200

William Krieg
Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg
Fresno, CA
(559) 441-7485

William E. Kennedy
Consumer Law Office of William E. Kennedy
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 241-1000

Fred W. Schwinn
Consumer Law Center, Inc.
San Jose, CA
(408) 294-6100

Alexander B. Trueblood
The Trueblood Law Firm
Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey N. Wilens
Lakeshore Law Center
Yorba Linda, CA
(714) 854-7205


COLORADO

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CONNECTICUT

Joanne Faulkner
New Haven, CT
(203) 772-0395


FLORIDA

Todd Burbine
The Burbine Law Firm, P.A.
Clearwater, FL
(727) 286-6257

Mary Reid Mayo Morelly, Esq.
Edgewater, FL
(386) 689-6591


GEORGIA

Sam L. Levine
Law Office of Sam Levine, LLC
Atlanta, GA
(404) 303-8875

Keary Floyd
The Floyd Legal Firm, LLC
Lawrenceville, GA
(770) 380-3402

Skaar and Feagle, LLP
Kris Skaar & James M. Feagle
Decatur, GA
(404) 373-1970
Marietta, GA
(770) 427 5600
Skaar and Feagle
Law Offices of James M. Feagle, P.C.

Lawrence Silverman
Southeast Consumer Law Group
3535 Roswell Rd., Suite 9
Marietta, GA 30062
770-973-2599, ext. 207


IDAHO

Ann Jacquot
Jacquot Law, PLLC
Coeur d'Alene, ID
(208) 209-6399


ILLINOIS

Frank G. Avellone
The Law Office of Frank G. Avellone
Chicago, IL
(773) 363-8822

Schad, Diamond & Shedden
Law Offices of Schad, Diamond & Shedden
Chicago, IL
(800) 294-0539

Daniel A. Edelman
Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC
Chicago, IL
(888) 592-6124

O. Randolph Bragg
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates
Chicago, IL
(312) 372-8822


INDIANA

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KENTUCKY

Borowitz & Goldsmith
Borowitz & Goldsmith, PLC
Louisville, KY
(502) 584-7378


LOUSIANA

Robert M. Louque, Jr.
Louque Law
700 Camp Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 324-2807
Toll Free: 1-866-264-4690


MARYLAND

Sonya A. Smith-Valentine
Valentine Legal Group, LLC
Largo, MD
(301) 513-9500


MASSACHUSSETTES

Elisa Zawadzkas
Michael A. Zawadzkas Attorney at Law
Orleans, MA
(508) 240-1403


MICHIGAN

Ian Lyngklip
Lyngklip & Associates
Southfield, MI
(248) 208-8864

Kurt Okeefe
Bankruptcy & Consumer Lawyer
Detroit, MI
(877) 817-9506


MINNESOTA

Peter F. Barry
Barry, Slade & Wheaton, LLC
St. Paul, MN
(612) 379-8800

Thomas J. Lyons
Lyons Law Firm, P.A.
Vadnais Heights, MN
(651) 770-9707

The Todd Murray Law Firm
Todd Murray Law
2609 Aldrich Ave S
Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 284-4141


MISSISSIPPI

Chritopher E. Kittell
Merkel & Cocke, P.A.
Clarksdale, MS
(662) 627-9641


MISSOURI

Peter Van Leunen
The Van Leunen Law Firm, LLC
The VL Law Firm
5838 Macklind Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63109
(314) 481-4646


NEVADA

Craig Friedburg
Consumer Law
4760 South Pecos Road, Suite
103 Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 435-7968

Mitchell D. Gliner
Attorney at Law
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 870-8700


NEW JERSEY

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NEW MEXICO

Rick Feferman & Susan Warren
Law Offices of Feferman & Warren
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 243-7773


NEW YORK

Anthony J. Pietrafesa
Law Office of Anthony J. Pietrafesa
Albany NY
(518) 518-0851

James B. Fishman
Fishman & Mallon, LLP
New York, NY
(212) 897-5840


NORTH CAROLINA

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OHIO

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OKLAHOMA

Justin Lamunyon
Lamunyon Law Firm, P.C.
Enid, OK
(580) 242-4621

David Humphreys
HWH Lawyers
Tulsa, OK
(918) 747-5300

B. David Sisson
Law Offices of B. David Sisson
Norman, OK
(405) 447-2521

Michael Rose
Michael J. Rose, P.C.
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 605-3757

William Irons
Irons Law Firm, PLLC
Tulsa, OK
(918) 392-0079


OREGON

Robert S. Sola
Portland, OR
(503) 295-6880

Rudyard Coltman
Yervasi & Coltman, LLP
Baker City, OR
(541) 663-8987


PENNSYLVANIA

James A. Francis
Francis & Mailman, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 735-8600

John Shniper
Shiper Law
Phoenixville, PA
(610) 935-2880

James Pietz
Malakoff, Doyle & Finberg, P.C.
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 281-8400

Cary L. Flitter
Cary L. Flitter, Esq.
Narberth, PA
(610) 822-0789


RHODE ISLAND

Chris LeFebvre
The Consumer and Family Law Center of Claude Lefebvre, Christopher Lefebvre, P.C.
Pawtucket, RI
(401) 728-6060


SOUTH CAROLINA

Dave Maxfield
Trotter & Maxfield, Attorneys at Law
5217 N. Trenholm Road, Suite B
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 509-6800


TEXAS

Michael T. O'Conner
The Law Offices of Dean Malone, P.C.
900 Jackson Street
Dallas, TX
(214) 670-9989

Russell Van Beustring
The Law Office of Russell Van Beustring
Houston, TX
(713) 973-6650

TENNESSEE

Barnette Law Offices
309 Hollow Tree Court
Nashville, TN 37221
615-585-2245
615-250-8787 (fax)
info@barnettelawoffices.com


UTAH

Lester A. Perry
Hoole & King, L.C.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 272-7556

Atkins & Shields P.C.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 533-0300


VIRGINIA

Leonard A. Bennett
Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.
Newport News, VA
(757) 930-3660

G. R. "Rusty" Boleman
Boleman Law Firm
Richmond, VA
(804) 355-2057

Dale Pittman
Petersburg, VA
(804) 861-6000


WASHINGTON

Christopher Green
Attorney at Law
Seattle, WA
(206) 686-4558


WISCONSIN

Daniel A. Edelman
Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC
Chicago, IL
(888) 592-6124


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