Hinshaw’s Consumer and Class Action Litigation Practice Group represents clients in nationwide, regional and local consumer financial services matters. We assist businesses and individuals including, among others:

  • Auto dealers
  • Auto finance companies
  • Banks
  • Collection agencies
  • Collection attorneys and professionals
  • Credit and mortgage professionals
  • Credit card companies
  • Credit reporting agencies
  • Debt buyers
  • Debt servicers
  • Foreclosure attorneys
  • Insurance companies
  • Lenders and creditors
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Mortgage servicers and subservicers
  • Retailers
  • Telecommunications services providers

Scope of Practice
With lawyers throughout Hinshaw’s network of offices in 11 states, plus an established nationwide network of referral attorneys, Hinshaw’s Consumer and Class Action Litigation Practice Group has effectively and efficiently handled individual and class action litigation across the U.S. We represent clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings, data security and privacy issues, general commercial litigation, identity theft and insurance matters. Matters we handle include the following state and federal consumer protection statutes:

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Consumer Leasing Act
  • Credit CARD Act of 2009
  • Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA)
  • Electronic Fund Transfer Act
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA)
  • Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)

We also defend clients in cases involving:

  • Consumer deceptive practices claims
  • Consumer fraud claims
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Consumer unfair practices claims
  • State collection laws and rules
  • State foreclosure laws and rules
  • State interest and usury laws
  • State tort claims
  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) acts, rules and regulations

Hinshaw’s Consumer and Class Action Litigation Practice Group also has vast experience handling consumer bankruptcy-related litigation and defense of adversary claims, mortgage foreclosure counterclaims and civil investigation and enforcement proceedings brought by the FTC, state attorneys general and other regulatory authorities.


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