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Lynn Drysdale of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. engages in litigation and legislative advocacy relating to a variety of consumer finance issues. She was co-chairman of the NACA Board and chairman of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee. She has been a contributing writer for the NCLC practice manuals. She co-authored a law review article relating to the two-tiered consumer financial marketplace with Kathleen Keest for the South Carolina Law Review. She has been asked to testify twice before the United States Senate on matters relating to consumer protections. She was vice-chair and rising chair of the Consumer Advisory Board of the CFPB until fired by the present administration. At the time of the firing, she was chair of its Small Business Lending Markets and Mortgage subcommittee. She has also been an adjunct consumer law professor for ten years at the University of Florida.
Kristi C. Kelly specializes in assisting consumers with credit reporting and employment background check mistakes, mortgage servicing errors, and predatory lending. She has successfully litigated hundreds of individual and class action cases in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Prior to starting Kelly Guzzo, PLC, Kristi was a shareholder at Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy and worked for legal aid. She is a Board Member of the Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia Poverty Law Center, and National Association of Consumer Advocates. She is also on the Partner’s Council of the National Consumer Law Center.