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Consumer Litigation Associates P.C.

United States 2024


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Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. (“CLA”) is the nation’s top consumer protection firm in the field of consumer privacy and consumer reporting. Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. is a team of successful federal attorneys dedicated to protecting and defending consumer rights, and have successfully litigated thousands of cases in federal courts across the nation. We are dedicated to advocating for consumers and providing the legal representation needed to hold credit bureaus, banks, debt collectors, credit card companies, and mortgage lenders accountable for predatory business practices.

Practice Areas:

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

  • Inaccurate Credit Reports
  • Identity Theft
  • Inaccurate Background Checks
  • Incorrect reporting of judgments/liens
  • Bankruptcy reporting incorrectly
  • Mortgage reporting

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • Abusive debt collection practices
  • Defending collection attempts on fraudulent accounts

Past Successes: Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. has been the dominant law firm in the development of litigation under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, successfully taking individual cases to a jury and obtaining multi-million-dollar outcomes. We have pressed groundbreaking claims, in which no established law existed. Most recently, in addition to monetary outcomes in the tens of millions of dollars, we have obtained injunctive relief barring the Big-3 national credit reporting agencies from using and reporting civil judgment and tax lien information, an outcome the Court described as “benefiting millions of Americans and non-Americans, everybody.” And in a series of challenges to the background check industry, we obtained close to $100 million for consumers as well as industry-changing injunctive relief against background check agencies such as Acxiom, CoreLogic, LexisNexis, Sterling, and HireRight, and employers including Amazon and Wells Fargo.

Recognition: Our attorneys are recognized as the leading experts in their field whose legal acumen is highly respected and appreciated within our consumer advocacy community.” Our attorneys have been publicly recognized for their achievements, including recognition as the national Consumer Lawyer of the Year, SuperLawyers, and Virginia Elite, as well as press recognition by numerous media outlets from 60 Minutes to the New York Times.


Consumer Litigation Associates P.C. is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Consumer Litigation Associates P.C. has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Consumer Litigation Associates P.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Office Locations

Harrisonburg, VA
850 West Market Street, Suite 140
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States
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Newport News, VA
763 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Suite 1-A
Newport News, VA 23601
United States
757-979-3807 Call our Newport News, VA location at 757-979-3807 Get Directions Get directions to our Newport News, VA location
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