Consumer Debt / Collections

Consumer Debt/Collections

Consumer Debt and 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.


  • Agostino Filippone

    Filippone Law, LLC

    www.filippone-law.com

    Augie Filippone started Filippone Law, LLC so that he could provide the focused, experienced, and dedicated counseling his clients deserve. His practice area includes business, consumer, and injury law. Augie received a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas School of Engineering. During law school, he was News Editor for the Consumer Law Review and was a member of its Executive Board. Augie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Augie is a strong supporter of community service and a proud member of several Chicagoland area programs, including Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, CARPLS, and Junior Achievement. He is also a Commissioner with the Village of Mount Prospect, serving on the Planning and Zoning Board. Augie can be reached via email at ASF@Filippone-Law.com or by phone at (847)346-5565.


  • Rob Harrer

    The Law Office of Robert W. Harrer, P.C.

    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 312-600-8466 or rob.harrer@harrerlaw.com.


  • 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.