Representative Matters

John Nader represents an array of sophisticated corporate clients, including banks and financial institutions, loan servicers, and direct and indirect finance companies in consumer financial litigation in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.

John defends the interests of his clients in both individual-plaintiff and class actions matters, including claims arising under the following statutes:

  • Telephone Consumer Protect Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • State consumer protection and debt collection acts
  • State retail installment sales acts, and Uniform Commercial Codes

John understands that litigation can be costly and disruptive. Mindful of this fact, he emphasizes efficiency and strives to provide his clients with exit strategies, and advice on minimizing future risk.

In addition, John has experience handling construction and real estate disputes representing owners, developers, and large general contractors.

Before joining Hinshaw, John helped lead the Washington, D.C. office of a New Orleans-based firm handling financial services disputes in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, along with a nationwide class action practice.

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
    • Construction Law & Public Contracts Section
  • Washington Building Congress
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 – 2016
  • Academic
    • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
      • Merit Scholar

Representative Matters

John has successfully defended his clients in connection with mortgage servicing and lender matters, including:

  • Barr v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B., 303 F.Supp.3d. 400 (D. Md. 2018): Dismissed common law and statutory claims arising out of loan servicing disputes.
  • Gatt v. SN Servicing Corp., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116682 (E.D.Va. Jun. 22, 2021), aff’d 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 38015 (4th Cir. Dec. 22, 2021): Affirmed dismissal of claims seeking to undermine validity of securitized mortgage loan.
  • Archer v. Carrington Mortgage Services, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141284 (D.D.C. Mar. 30, 2021): Dismissed homeowner’s servicer-related claims for lack of subject matter and personal jurisdiction.
  • Gale v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10065 (D.Md. Jan. 19, 2021): Dismissed purported mortgage fraud and debt collection claims.
  • Ainsworth v. PNC Bank, N.A., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45524 (E.D.Va. Jan. 27, 2021), aff’d 850 Fed.Appx. 860 (4th Cir. 2021): Affirmed dismissal of racketeering and statutory claims based on allegedly improper loan servicing and assignments of debt.
  • Griffith v. EduCap, Inc., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153326 (D.D.C. Sep. 10, 2018): Granted judgment on the pleadings for allegedly unlawful debt collection efforts on defaulted student loans.
  • Evans v. Household Financial Corp. III, 2018 WL 1169180 (D.Md. Mar. 6, 2018): Dismissed declaratory judgment action to bar foreclosure of property.
  • Davis v. Universal America Mortgage Co., LLC, 2018 WL 620455 (D.Md. Jan. 30, 2018), aff’d 744 Fed.Appx. 169 (4th Cir. 2018): Affirmed dismissal of homeowner’s causes of action under Rooker-Feldman which raised and was previously dismissed in state court.
  • Mountcastle v. Caliber Home Loans, 2015 WL 13035371 (E.D.Va. Oct. 30, 2015), aff’d 647 Fed.Apx. 223 (4th Cir. 2016): Affirmed dismissal of fraud and predatory lending claims.
  • Evans v. Beneficial Financial I Inc., 2015 WL 535718 (D.Md. Feb. 9, 2015): Dismissed fraud and breach of contract claims against loan servicer and note holder.
  • Wheatley v. Cohn, 2014 WL 2452606 (D.Md. May 30, 2014), aff’d 596 Fed.Appx. 230 (4th Cir. 2015): Affirmed dismissal of FDCPA and RESPA claims against lender and substitute trustee following ratified foreclosure sale.
  • Craddock v. Beneficial Financial I Inc., 2014 WL 4385836 (W.D.Va. Mar. 6, 2014): Granted dismissal of quiet title action to impair liens.
  • Harris v. Household Finance Corp., 2014 WL 3571981 (D.Md. Jul. 8, 2014): Upheld validity of liens and dismissed similar challenges.



John is a native of the Washington, D.C. area, although he spent many years as a child with family in Bolivia. John and his wife spend many weekends traveling to their son’s sports matches, while accompanied by their dog. John enjoys camping, woodworking, and cooking.

J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2006

B.A., Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2002