Debt Defense 101

Webinar Date: 
November 15, 2017
Focus Area: 


  • Turning Debt Defense Cases into a Consumer Practice
  • Debt Defense 101 Trial Preparation
  • Debt Defense with Peter Holland
  • Debt Collection Issues and Other Updates from the FTC

Why These Videos Are Helpful

Are you interested in developing a thriving debt defense practice? This webinar series will help you prepare a consumer debt case for trial, spot affirmative claims among your current debt cases, and litigate (from issue spotting to settlement) debt buyer cases. This webinar series is geared to beginner and intermediate debt defense practitioners.

What You Will Learn

  • How to spot a variety of affirmative claims in your client’s collection case and to decide whether or not to bring counter claims or affirmative claims
  • How to defend a consumer debt collection case at trial
  • How to litigate debt buyer cases


Suzanne Begnoche represents plaintiffs in matters involving identity theft, security breaches, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, and North Carolina’s fair debt collection laws.

Lynn Coleman represents consumers who have debt issues and consumer complaints. She is a federally designated Debt Relief Agency under the United States Bankruptcy Laws.

Peter Holland is a clinical instructor at the Consumer Protection Clinic of the University of Maryland Law School. Peter is also the author of two articles about debt buyer litigation: “The One Hundred Billion Dollar Problem in Small Claims Court: Robo-Signing and Lack of Proof in Debt Buyer Cases,” and “Defending Junk Debt Buyer Lawsuits.”  


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