Consumer Debt / Collections

Consumer Debt/Collections

Consumer Debt/Collections deals with consumer rights in the face of abusive debt collection practices. Consumer protection laws give people rights against their creditors; it protects people being sued by debt collectors. It seeks to either allow for fair debt collection or provide the consumers with alternative paths to contest the validation of debt information in cases where the information used by debt collectors is inaccurate.

JEP lawyers working on Consumer Debt/Collections provide services that may include:

  • Help with consumer disputes
  • Fighting debt collector harassment
  • Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) (225 ILCS 425/1)-which prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices to collect debt from a consumer.
  • Daniel Brown

    The Law Office of Daniel Brown

    www.mainstreetattorney.com

    Daniel Brown is a consumer advocate. He dedicates his practice to helping regular people fight back against big banks and aggressive debt collectors. He helps consumers with bills sent to collections, creditor lawsuits, wage garnishment, repossession, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Consumer protection laws give people rights against their creditors. Daniel helps his clients understand these rights and develops a legal strategy that’s tailored to each client’s unique circumstances. He also offers affordable flat rates, contingency fees, and subscription pricing options instead of unpredictable hourly fees. He is passionate about delivering top quality legal services to ordinary people struggling with debt. Daniel earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009. He can be reached at (773) 453-7410 or daniel@mainstreetattorney.com.


  • Rob Harrer

    Chicago Consumer Law Center, P.C.

    https://www.chicagoconsumerlawcenter.com/

    When a debt collector contacts you, you can contact Rob.  Rob sues debt collectors and defends people against debt collection lawsuits. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates what debt collectors can and cannot do. Sometimes as little as a single letter or phone call from a debt collector can be a violation of the FDCPA.  Rob sues these violators at no cost to his clients. If he wins, the debt collector must pay Rob’s costs and fees. Rob is often able to settle cases and have the debt deleted, negative collection information removed from the credit report, and monetary damages awarded to his clients. Rob also defends people being sued by debt collectors. For defense cases, he charges a modest flat fee. When defending against collection lawsuits, Rob looks for FDCPA violations to turn the tables on the debt collector. Rob’s practice focuses solely on the FDCPA and collection defense. You can contact Rob, an alumnus of the JEP, at 312-858-3240 or rob.harrer@cclc-law.com.


  • Jason Shimotake

    The Shimotake Law Firm, LLC

    www.bankruptcychicagoland.com

    Jason Shimotake is an experienced attorney dedicated to helping people get out of debt. He honed his skills on the Southside of Chicago – in neighborhoods like Chatham, Roseland and South Shore – filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Jason’s tenure in debt and financial counseling spanned the collapse of the housing market and an economic recession. He heard the stories of strong and resilient people who suddenly lost their jobs. The mother and father of three beautiful girls, on the verge of losing their home to foreclosure. The single mother piecing together rent and daycare expenses with two part-time jobs. Hard-working people who found themselves with nowhere to turn to. Those stories changed Jason’s life. These stories are what push him to to do more. He has counseled thousands of clients through difficult financial times. Jason’s mission is to see what he can do to make sure that you are safe. He’s here to help. Jason can be reached at (312) 620-6499 or theshimotakelawfirm@gmail.com.


  • Jennifer Rosser

    Jennifer Rosser is an alumna of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Health Law from the renowned Hall Center for Law and Health.  Unsatisfied that most health law firms only represent the interests of big players in the healthcare business, Jennifer was motivated to build a health-focused law practice tailored to individual clients, who are most at risk of getting lost in our complex healthcare system or misled by the insurance industry.  Jennifer has dedicated herself to legal advocacy for the elderly, disabled, and individuals with a major diagnosis and/or chronic illness.  Some common legal issues affecting her clients include estate and end of life planning, probate administration, elder law, insurance disputes, paid medical leave, and medical debt counseling.  Jennifer strives to empower her clients to become self-advocates in gaining access to services and quality care.  Jennifer uses innovative legal service arrangements and payment plans to keep the cost of her representation predictable and affordable. Jennifer can be reached at Jennifer@RosserLawChicago.com or 312.517.2101.


  • Joanna Long

    Long Law Office

    www.jlonglaw.com

    Joanna Long is an alumni member of the JEP. Joanna received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Joanna is a dedicated legal advocate with a passion for the advancement of equal access to justice. Joanna focuses on the areas of landlord/tenant law, estate planning, probate, and workers’ compensation. Prior to launching her own practice, Ms. Long gained diverse legal work experience as an associate attorney for a general practice in Chicago. Additionally, Joanna volunteered her time with multiple Chicago legal aid clinics focusing in mortgage foreclosure and landlord/tenant law. Given her work experience and personal ethos, Joanna works with her clients to achieve creative-fee solutions that make legal services affordable for every budget. Joanna can be reached at (773) 729-0222 or Joanna@jlonglaw.com.


  • Tina Tran

    Needle & Thread Law LLC

    www.needlethreadlaw.com

    Tina (“Ty”) Tran is a debt relief attorney, concentrating primarily on Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 Consumer Bankruptcy. She aspires to create an affirming and welcoming environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds, regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation. She believes in keeping the law simple and making it accessible for everyday people facing creditor lawsuits, wage garnishments, bank account freezes, foreclosures, and repossessions. Tina has a myriad of experience defending debtors trying to get back on their feet against debt collectors and their aggressive tactics. Start rebuilding your life today, stitch by stitch. Contact Needle & Thread Law for a future free from debt. When out of court and not at the office, Tina spends her time advocating for the equality and rights of all people. Debt relief attorney, and social justice advocate, Tina Tran can be reached by telephone at (773) 609-3637 or by e-mail at ttran@needlethreadlaw.com.