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Do you want to gain more understanding of how to evaluate an FDCPA case and put together the complaint? This session aims to provide attendees with practical guidance on how to evaluate a case and get a lawsuit on file.

Participation in the March 15, 2023 FDCPA 101 Webinar will be useful but not required. This webinar is geared towards beginners.

What You Will Learn

    • How to put together an FDCPA complaint
    • How to evaluate the potential risk of an Article III standing challenge as a defense to the lawsuit
    • How to take advantage of parallel state laws regulating debt collection as secondary or alternative claims


Kristen G. Simplicio is a partner at Tycko & Zavareei LLP, where she represents consumers in class action lawsuits in the areas of consumer fraud, unlawful debt collection practices, and false advertising. Over the last several years, Ms. Simplicio has secured a number of victories on behalf of homeowners as a result of her work representing plaintiffs in over a dozen cases filed around the country against mortgage loan servicers over fees charged in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and related state statutes. She holds a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law and an undergraduate degree from McGill University. She is barred in the District of Columbia and California.

Predrag Filipovic has been a managing partner in solo practice under www.stopripoff.com since 2011. He has extensive experience in FDCPA cases, at trial court and appellate level. He has procured a favorable, precedential opinion in Greaves v. Ann Davis Ass., paving the way for expansion of definition of “debt collector” to include relators and property managers who regularly collect rent. On a different FDCPA matter, the Third Circuit ruled to reverse a summary judgment dismissal of a case involving a debt collector law firm’s attempt to improperly invoke res judicata and collateral estoppel, and in doing so it published Predrag’s oral argument video to the Circuit’s permanent video archive. Predrag is a graduate of University Preparatory HS, Seattle, WA, Drexel University, and Widener Law School. He is an NCAA athlete and a rowing enthusiast.