Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting on consumer law issues for the Debtors Bar of West Michigan at their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day seminar. My co-panelist, Amanda Narvaes of Drew, Cooper & Anding, and I managed a fairly thorough exposition of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act issues and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, but had to compress the Telephone Consumer Protection Act segment a bit in favor of lunch. It was a successful event, and I met a number of attendees who are dedicated, as I am, to representing individuals facing serious legal and financial problems. They confirmed that debtors’ bankruptcy attorneys do in fact frequently spot instances of consumer abuse in their bankruptcy practices.
The seminar packet contained a version of our presentation slides – the link below includes those slides as well as many other links and resources.
I encourage any debtors’ bankruptcy lawyers–whether seminar attendees or otherwise–to get in touch with me if they have questions concerning potential claims they have spotted or are interested in either a potential co-counsel arrangement or referring clients with consumer issues to Westbrook Law.