The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is one of the most consumer-friendly statutes out there. And, with about one in seven consumers in the U.S. currently subject to collection by third party debt collectors, the potential harvest of FDCPA claims is plentiful. Learn the basics of the FDCPA so that you can spot potential claims and help consumers.
What You Will Learn
- Who is subject to the FDCPA
- What the FDCPA prohibits
- Why you should take FDCPA cases
- The timeline of a typical case
- Common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid
Robert E. Duff graduated from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Law, both with honors, and was admitted to the bar in 1992. His varied legal career has included clerkships for a U.S. Magistrate Judge and Indiana Court of Appeals Judge, work for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, and employment at large and small firms. In 2007, he struck out on his own and formed the Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff. He joined NACA that same year and has been exclusively helping Indiana consumers ever since. Mr. Duff has successfully brought more than 100 lawsuits under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
John Steinkamp has been a practicing lawyer in Indianapolis, Indiana for 18 years. His practice John Steinkamp & Associates does consumer bankruptcy work and consumer litigation. His office has filed more than 650 FDCPA lawsuits since 2009. He resides in Greenwood, Indiana with his wife and their two daughters.