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1.3.2 Consumer Attorneys

In 2017, the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ website140 listed over 950 lawyers from forty-nine states and the District of Columbia with “debt collection” as one of their practice areas. The “debt collection” practice area includes both attorneys who specialize in defending consumers who have been sued in a collection action and those who sue debt collectors for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other state and federal consumer protection statutes.

Lawyers new to this practice area may wish to consult Chapter 2, infra, which discusses preparation of a debt collection harassment case. Section 1.1.3, supra, discusses trainings and continuing legal education and § 1.1.4, supra, discusses listserv resources.