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Consumer bankruptcy filings have seen a precipitous decline due to the COVID-19 crisis with chapter 13 filings down 42 percent year-over year.  That is precisely why consumer attorneys need to assure their current clients’ receive the “Fresh Start” guaranteed by the bankruptcy code by helping their clients remedy unfair debt collection activity post discharge. This webinar is geared toward beginner and intermediate practitioners who already have a functional understanding of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). It is not necessary to be a bankruptcy practitioner; however, a basic understanding of the bankruptcy code is helpful.

Defend a debtor’s fresh start after the entry of a discharge order by pursuing violations of the FDCPA and FCRA. Stephen Dunne, an experienced bankruptcy attorney, will provide a hands-on, practical approach to finding potential claims related to bankruptcy under the FDCPA & FCRA.

What You Will Learn

  • How to spot the common credit report trade-line violations after the bankruptcy has been discharged.
  • How to recognize the resources available in your consumer protection arsenal.
  • How to increase your firm’s profitability while protecting your current clients’ fresh start.


Stephen Dunne is a consumer bankruptcy attorney in Philadelphia, PA.  Mr. Dunne focuses the majority of his practice on consumer bankruptcy and bankruptcy issues under the automatic stay, violations of the bankruptcy discharge, and litigation under the FDCPA and FCRA.