Principles. Skill. Experience.

At Schlanger Law Group, consumer protection is our passion. Our focus is identity theft and credit reporting litigation, as well as class actions involving unfair debt collection, predatory lending and other consumer issues. We also regularly defend consumers and businesses sued by creditors in high-stakes collection defense litigation.

New York Consumer Protection & Credit Defense Law Firm

Too often, people who have been deceived, sold defective products, or subjected to unlawful and unfair business practices and inaccurate credit reporting feel helpless to fight back.

Schlanger Law Group LLP is dedicated to empowering consumers to assert their rights against businesses that don’t follow the law. With a focus on sophisticated litigation, we pursue individual and class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers in credit reporting, identity theft, debt collection, product liability and other types of consumer protection litigation. We also represent consumers and businesses who have been sued by creditors for significant sums. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Credit Reporting and Identity Theft

Your credit report impacts your life in many ways, so it’s important that the information creditors, prospective employers, and others see is accurate. Unfortunately, credit reporting agencies and creditors are routinely indifferent to errors and fraud. If you are having trouble getting credit report inaccuracies corrected or have been the victim of identity theft, we can help.

Consumer Class Action Suits

Class action lawsuits are complicated, and not every law firm is equipped to effectively represent a class. Our legal team has extensive experience with complex litigation, including consumer protection class action suits.

Collection Defense

Effective collection defense involves more than requesting a payment plan or asking a creditor to “be reasonable”. We actively seek out and pursue defenses, grounds for dismissal, and counter-claims our clients may assert against creditors and debt collectors. We leverage our knowledge of consumer protection and creditor-debtor law to better position clients to reach their goals, via settlement or court decision.

Fighting for the Rights of Consumers

At Schlanger Law Group LLP, we combine extensive experience in complex litigation and in-depth knowledge of consumer protection law with a deep commitment to providing consumers with the most effective representation possible.

Our legal team is well-versed in applicable federal consumer protection laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA). We also have a thorough knowledge of consumer protections available under state laws, including New York General Business Laws concerning unfair and deceptive practices (GBL§ 349), false advertising (GBL§ 350), and fair credit reporting (GBL§ 380).

We regularly litigate under these state and federal consumer protection laws, using our skills and experience to level the playing field for consumer who have been wronged by debt collectors, creditors, large companies, and others who traditionally have the upper hand in business dealings. If you have been the victim of identity theft, unfair business practices, or other consumer protection violations, we are here to help.

Debt Collection Defense Attorneys

Aggressive debt collection efforts can be damaging to both individuals and businesses. At Schlanger Law Group LLP, we know that creditors and debt collectors don’t always play by the rules. When you retain our law firm to defend you in a debt collection case, we put our extensive knowledge and experience to work exploring every possible defense and counter-claim. We are dedicated to finding the most effective approach to protecting your rights and leveraging every tool and option available to achieve the best outcome possible.

Fair Credit Reporting Act Attorneys

The U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires credit reporting agencies (credit bureaus) and the creditors and debt collectors who report information to them to ensure that information reported is accurate. However, consumers often find it difficult or impossible to hold credit bureaus and reporting entities to those obligations. Schlanger Law Group LLP regularly intervenes on behalf of consumers, helping them set the record straight and, in many cases, obtain compensation for the violations.

How Schlanger Law Group LLP Can Help

When you’re feeling thwarted at every turn by a powerful business entity or struggling with large debts after a significant setback, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Unscrupulous creditors, debt collectors, and other entities count on their ability to wear you down and intimidate you. They want you to believe that you are at their mercy, but you’re not—you can retain attorneys who are willing and able to take on those entities.

Every day, our legal team puts our extensive knowledge and experience to work for consumers who have been wronged by larger entities. In many cases, we represent clients on a contingency basis, or pursue attorney’s fees from the company that has violated the law.

Whether you’re having difficulty correcting serious inaccuracies on your credit report, have fallen victim to dishonest debt collection practices or false advertising, or have been harmed by other illegal business practices, we want to talk.

Contact Our Firm to Get Started Today

At Schlanger Law Group, we are dedicated to fighting for consumers and businesses and holding credit reporting agencies, creditors, and debt collectors accountable for violating consumer protection laws. If your financial future is in jeopardy, call our office or complete the contact form below to set up a consultation