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What You Will Learn

Learn how to set up your FCRA practice.


James Francis (Muhlenberg College, B.A. 1992; Temple University, J.D. 1995), co-Founder of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., has focused on consumer protection litigation, concentrating on the FCRA, FDCPA, and consumer class actions. He was trial counsel in the Ramirez case, argued the seminal FCRA case of Cortez v. TransUnion before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, was certified to serve as Class counsel in over thirty class actions, was involved in the trial of two class actions to verdict and has received some of the largest FCRA settlements in history.

Jeff Sand, of Weiner and Sand, spent the first six years of his career as a defense lawyer at two of the country’s premier defense firms, where he defended Fortune 500 companies in class action and single-plaintiff lawsuits. In 2014, Jeff left his defense practice to represent employees and consumers, rather than large corporations. Jeff’s consumer rights law practice focuses on litigation under the FCRA, including claims for credit reporting errors, employment background reports, tenant screening reports, and identity theft. Jeff’s FCRA experience focuses on both class actions as well as single-plaintiff lawsuits.