Essential Tools to Build a Successful Plaintiff Consumer Protection Law Practice

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

CLE Chairpersons: Beth Terrell and Erika Nusser
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Washington State Convention Center or via Webcast
6.5 Law & Legal Credits

8:20-8:30 Welcome and Opening
Beth Terrell
8:30-8:50 Evaluating and Pleading a CPA Claim
Blythe Chandler
8:50-9:10 Uncovering the Evidence You Need in Discovery
Lindsay Halm and Adam Berger
9:10-9:40 Resist Litigating in the Dark; CPA Claims Demand the Light of Day
Leslie Brueckner
9:40-10:20 What’s Trending Now in CPA Litigation?
Matt Geyman, Scott Kinkley and Amy Hanson
10:20-10:35 Break
10:35-10:55 Making Your Client Whole and Getting Paid for Your Efforts
Cindy Heidelberg
10:55-11:25 When is a CPA Claim Best Pled as a Class Action?
Dan Johnson and Toby Marshall
11:25-11:45 Resist Litigating in the Dark (Part 2): Avoiding Arbitration
Mack Mayo
11:45-12:15 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition)
12:15-1:00 WA Attorney General
Bob Ferguson
1:00-1:45 Priorities, Compliance Trends, and Recent Victories from the CP Division
WA AG – Consumer Protection Division Shannon Smith
1:45-2:05 Using the CPA to Help Your Clients Challenge Illegal Debt Collection
Paul Arons and Kirk Miller
2:05-2:30 The Intersection Between the CPA, the Deed of Trust Act and the Fairness Foreclosure Act
Brendan Donckers
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:05 Using Bankruptcy Law and the CPA to Help Debtors
Christina Henry
3:05-3:40 Building a Successful Consumer Protection Practice
Sam Leonard and Guy Beckett
3:40-4:00 Q & A

Presenters
Beth Terrell
Erika L. Nusser
Erika L. Nusser is an associate at Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC.
Ms. Nusser’s practice focuses on sexual abuse, personal injury, and complex litigation, including individual and class action employment and consumer fraud litigation....More

Paul Arons
Paul Arons operates a law office in Friday Harbor, Washington. He began his legal career representing plaintiffs in labor and employment law disputes in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the early 1990’s, he began focusing on class actions under the...More
Guy W. Beckett
Adam J. Berger
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Leslie Brueckner
Leslie A. Brueckner is a senior attorney at Public Justice. She received her A.B. degree summa cum laude from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, where she was awarded the University Medal for the Most Distinguished Graduating Senior. Leslie is also a 1987 magna...More
Blythe H. Chandler
Blythe H. Chandler is an associate at Terrell Marshall Law Group, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington. Her practice focuses on representing consumers in class actions. Prior to joining TMLG, Blythe served as a law clerk to the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher...More
Brendan W. Donckers
Brendan W. Donckers litigates civil cases and appeal in state and federal court. His practice focuses on individual and class action consumer protection, civil rights, and employment litigation. He also represents individuals, nonprofit...More
Robert W. Ferguson
BOB FERGUSON is Washington's 18th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, Governor and Legislature.General Ferguson’s ongoing priorities...More
Matthew Geyman
Matt Geyman is an attorney in the Economic Justice Project at Columbia Legal Services. His litigation and policy advocacy currently focuses on foreclosure, consumer rights and economic justice issues, hospital charity care, and immigrant worker...More
Amy Hanson
Amy N. L. Hanson practices in Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Department. Ms. Hanson was drawn to representing consumers and employees through complex litigation because she saw it as an opportunity to change and...More
Cynthia Heidelberg
Cynthia J. Heidelberg works for Breskin, Johnson, and Townsend. Cynthia litigates civil cases and appeals in the areas of employment, consumer protection and civil rights. Her practice focuses on individual and class action consumer protection, civil...More
Christina Henry
Christina Henry is currently an attorney at Henry, DeGraaff & McCormick, PS that solely represents consumers and small businesses in financially distressed situations. A graduate of Boston College Law School, Christina has dedicated her career to...More
Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson has litigated employment and consumer rights matters in federal and state courts since 1999. His focuses on employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, and consumer fraud. He represents primarily plaintiffs and he handles many...More
Scott Kinkley
Scott M. Kinkley is a staff attorney with the Northwest Justice Project’s Spokane Office and one of two appointed public members of the Washington State Collection Agency Board. Mr. Kinkley’s practice primarily focuses on consumer protection issues...More
Sam Leonard
Sam is experienced in Consumer Protection, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Prevention, Debt Collection Defense and General Civil Litigation. A major focus of his practice is collection abuse and debt defense. Sam has helped numerous consumers fight illegal...More
Toby James Marshall
Toby Marshall is a founding member of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, where he represents plaintiffs in class actions, collective actions, and other complex litigation. Through his dedicated advocacy, Toby has recovered tens of millions of dollars...More
Boyd M. "Mack" Mayo
A graduate of Charleston School of Law, Mr. Mayo has been perennially selected as a Top Spokane Lawyer and Super Lawyer Rising Star with a private practice focused on consumer protection, class action, and sexual abuse litigation. He has represented...More
Kirk D. Miller
Kirk Miller is a private practice attorney living in Spokane, Washington. His practice focuses on individual and class action litigation of consumer rights issues, including FDCPA, FCRA, Auto Fraud, and Landlord-Tenant law.
Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith is a Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Her responsibilities include managing the division’s litigation, enforcement, consumer services, and...More

Originally Published

October 11, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Evaluating and Pleading a CPA Claim - Video
  • Uncovering the Evidence You Need in Discovery - Video
  • Resist Litigating in the Dark; CPA Claims Demand the Light of Day - Video
  • What’s Trending Now in CPA Litigation? - Video
  • Making Your Client Whole and Getting Paid for Your Efforts - Video
  • When is a CPA Claim Best Pled as a Class Action? - Video
  • Resist Litigating in the Dark (Part 2): Avoiding Arbitration - Video
  • Priorities, Compliance Trends, and Recent Victories from the CP Division - Video
  • Using the CPA to Help Your Clients Challenge Illegal Debt Collection - Video
  • The Intersection Between the CPA, the Deed of Trust Act and the Fairness Foreclosure Act - Video
  • Using Bankruptcy Law and the CPA to Help Debtors - Video
  • Building a Successful Consumer Protection Practice - Video
  • Essential Tools to Build a Successful Plaintiff Consumer Protection Law Practice - Seminar Book

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