Consumer Litigation Associates P.C.

Harrisonburg, Virginia

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. (“CLA”) is the nation’s top consumer protection firm in the field of consumer privacy and consumer reporting. Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. is a team of successful federal attorneys dedicated to protecting and defending consumer rights, and have successfully litigated thousands of cases in federal courts across the nation. We are dedicated to advocating for consumers and providing the legal representation needed to hold credit bureaus, banks, debt collectors, credit card companies, and mortgage lenders accountable for predatory business practices.

Practice Areas:

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

  • Inaccurate Credit Reports
  • Identity Theft
  • Inaccurate Background Checks
  • Incorrect reporting of judgments/liens
  • Bankruptcy reporting incorrectly
  • Mortgage reporting

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • Abusive debt collection practices
  • Defending collection attempts on fraudulent accounts

Past Successes: Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. has been the dominant law firm in the development of litigation under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, successfully taking individual cases to a jury and obtaining multi-million-dollar outcomes. We have pressed groundbreaking claims, in which no established law existed. Most recently, in addition to monetary outcomes in the tens of millions of dollars, we have obtained injunctive relief barring the Big-3 national credit reporting agencies from using and reporting civil judgment and tax lien information, an outcome the Court described as “benefiting millions of Americans and non-Americans, everybody.” And in a series of challenges to the background check industry, we obtained close to $100 million for consumers as well as industry-changing injunctive relief against background check agencies such as Acxiom, CoreLogic, LexisNexis, Sterling, and HireRight, and employers including Amazon and Wells Fargo.

Recognition: Our attorneys are recognized as the leading experts in their field whose legal acumen is highly respected and appreciated within our consumer advocacy community.” Our attorneys have been publicly recognized for their achievements, including recognition as the national Consumer Lawyer of the Year, SuperLawyers, and Virginia Elite, as well as press recognition by numerous media outlets from 60 Minutes to the New York Times.

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  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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How JPMorgan Chase's Forced Arbitration Hurts Consumers

by Leonard A. Bennett and Paul Bland

JPMorgan Chase's policy of forced arbitration hurts customers by keeping them from their day in court, consumer protection attorneys warn.


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