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Nestled in beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvnia, Freeman Law is a full-service law firm designed for real people. We only represent individuals, not large businesses. With over a decade of experience helping individuals in NEPA, we will be able to help you handle whatever legal issue steers you in our direction. Our consultations are free, and our results speak for themselves. Give us a call today. You won't regret it.
A study by the Federal Trade Commission found that approximately one in four people have an error on their credit report significant enough to impact their credit score. These errors can arise from identity theft, errors by your creditor reporting information about you, or negligence by the credit bureaus. You deserve to only have accurate information reported about you on your credit report. If you have an error on your report, we will help you try to resolve the problem, from the beginning of the dispute process through the filing of a lawsuit (if necessary). And, we will evaluate your situation at no cost to you. Click here for more information.
Do you dread getting calls from your creditors and checking your voicemail for robocalls? Are collection letters filling up your mailbox? Most people don't know that they have important protections and rights to protect them from collection harassment. We are extremely knowledgeable about what is and is not allowed to be done by a creditor or a debt collector . Give us a call, and we will be able to analyze your situation, and let you know if your rights are being violated. And we will look at your situation free of charge! Click here for more information.
DEFENSE OF COLLECTION LAWSUITS
CREDIT CARD ERRORS
Are you being sued? Are you unsure of how to respond? A civil lawsuit can be a confusing and complicated process. Whether you are being sued in Magisterial District Court or the Court of Common Pleas, we can help you. We have represented hundreds of consumers in these types of lawsuits, and we know how to get positive results for our clients. You will not regret hiring us to represent you in your case. Click here for more information.
Credit card (and debit card) usage is at an all time high. But, what happens when unauthorized or otherwise improper charges show up on your account statement? Not surprisingly, many people find that the bank is unwilling to fix their account . But, what may be surprising to you is how many rights and protections consumers are afforded under the law regarding these improper charges. We have handled many cases where people have had to challenge this type of situation. Let us help you make sure that your account is accurate, so you do not pay more than you should. Click here for more information.
Nobody wants to file bankruptcy. But, sometimes, it is a last--and best-- resort for people in bad situations. Oftentimes bankruptcies result from medical emergencies, loss of job, or other tragic circumstances. And, other times, debt can spiral out of control, and leave you feeling like there is nowhere to turn. We will evaluate your situation, and let you know if bankruptcy makes sense for you. Let us try to help you get a fresh start, so you can breathe again.
We have years of experience litigating matters in both federal and state courts. No matter the subject matter of your lawsuit, we can help you pursue your claim or protect your rights. And, if for some reason your case is not one that we can handle, we will refer you to another lawyer who can help.
Welcome to Freeman Law, where our main goal is to provide a unique legal experience specifically tailored to fit your specific needs. We understand that not every person fits in a "box," and that no two problems are alike. Therefore, our first priority is to listen to you, and make sure that we fully understand the situation you want us to help with so that we can help you figure out the best options for you.
We also understand that many people looking for a lawyer are dealing with a difficult situation that may be been impossible to foresee. Because of that, we are extremely willing to work with our clients to make sure that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer do not make the situation worse. As a result, we accept payment plans to fit any budget or financial situation. And, we know that sometimes taking a day off of work to meet with a lawyer is not possible. Thus, we're willing to meet by phone or video chat at your convenience.
We know that there are many lawyers out there, some of whom make outlandish promises to get your business. Here at Freeman Law we make just one promise: we will provide top-level and tireless legal representation.
Attorney Brett Freeman has devoted his career to helping those who are having financial difficulties, and to making sure that those individuals are treated fairly by a system which sometimes seems rigged against them. One of the biggest disadvantages that consumers face when trying to defend their rights under consumer protection statutes is the daunting experience of facing the lawyers who represent large banks and other corporations. Brett is thrilled to be part of a law firm that can help even this otherwise unlevel playing field and provide consumers with a fair process to vindicate their rights.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brett attended Penn State University, and he is still an avid fan of the Nittany Lions football team. Brett attended law school at the Indiana University Mauer School of Law, which he graduated from with honors. Shortly thereafter, Brett returned to Pennsylvania to begin his legal career. The vast majority of Brett’s legal practice focuses on suing creditors, debt collectors, or other entities for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Through these lawsuits, Brett has been able to obtain millions of dollars in settlements or judgments for his clients.
Brett has been able to help shape the landscape of consumer protection litigation. One of his first cases involved whether a consumer who initially provided permission for a creditor to call her was able to subsequently revoke that permission when she started receiving dozens of telephone calls. While the result may seem obvious now, this case ultimately had to be decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and this was the first case which held that permission could ultimately be taken away.
Brett was also the driving force in bringing a first-in-the-nation lawsuit regarding the time-limit for a consumer to dispute a credit card charge after a scammer stole credit card information. Again, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Brett’s client, and issued a decision which could help the hundreds of thousands of people who are victims of credit card fraud each year.
When he is not working, Brett can often be found playing golf, participating in competitive strategy games. He also enjoys kayaking, reading, and watching sports.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
California Coast University v. Aleckna, 13 F.4th 337 (3d Cir. 2021)
Barbato v. Greystone All., LLC, 916 F.3d 260 (3d Cir. 2019)
Orn v. Alltran Financial, L.P., 779 Fed.Appx. 996 (3d Cir. 2019)
Krieger v. Bank of Am., N.A., 890 F.3d 429 (3d Cir. 2018)
Daubert v. NRA Grp., LLC, 861 F.3d 382 (3d Cir. 2017)
Evankavitch v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 793 F.3d 355 (3d Cir. 2015)
Gager v. Dell Fin. Servs., LLC, 727 F.3d 265 (3d Cir. 2013)
California Coast University v. Aleckna, 2019 WL 4072405 (M.D. Pa. August 28, 2019)
Chromey-Bullock v. Radius Global Solutions, LLC, 2019 WL 3765577 (M.D. Pa. August 9, 2019)
Angulo v. Tarapchak, 2018 WL 4096294 (M.D. Pa. August 28, 2018)
Guevara v. Constar Financial Services, LLC, 2018 WL 2981274 (M.D. Pa. June 14, 2018)
Elaine v. Credit Control, LLC, 2018 WL 1705959 (E.D. Pa. April 9, 2018)
In re Richner, 2018 WL 1165759 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. March 1, 2018)
Balon v. Enhanced Recovery Co., Inc., 264 F. Supp. 3d 597 (M.D. Pa. 2017)
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lackawanna County Bar Association