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Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.

Consumer Law Firm Practice Areas

What We Do – Our Core Practice Areas

Consumer Class Actions

Sometimes a consumer rights violation is so widespread it affects hundreds or thousands of people, and the only way to truly obtain relief is to bring a class action. Our firm represents many classes of consumers who have had their rights violated by irresponsible corporate and industry practices.

COVID-19 Related Litigation

If you should have received a full or partial refund from a business due to the COVID-19 pandemic and you have not received one, call us for a free case review.

Credit Report Problems (FCRA)

One of our firm’s primary practice areas is fair credit reporting litigation. Our firm regularly handles cases brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act arising from credit report inaccuracy, invasion of privacy and otherwise unfair credit reporting practices by banks, lenders, consumer reporting agencies and users of consumer credit. We handle such cases both on an individual and class action basis. Due to the prevalence and magnitude of credit reporting inaccuracy and increasing number of privacy breaches, our firm sponsors a website dedicated specifically to addressing credit reporting litigation and issues, for both consumers and attorneys alike.

Debt Collection Harassment (FDCPA)

One of our firm’s primary practice areas is the representation of consumers in actions brought under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state fair debt collection laws. We handle such cases on both an individual and class action basis. Due to the prevalence and magnitude of unfair and abusive debt collection practices (one of the most frequent complaints by consumers according to the FTC), our firm has established a website specifically dedicated to fair debt collection issues and legal developments.

Deceptive Business Practices or Consumer Fraud

Often, consumers are victimized by a corporate or industry practice that does not fit neatly into a defined subject area of the law. Our firm handles all consumer protection matters. If you are uncertain, please reach out to us for a confidential and free evaluation.

Employment Screening / Background Checks

Everyday people get denied or delayed employment because of a background check that is wrong or illegal. Our firm helps consumers who have been delayed, denied or lost jobs as a result of inaccurate or unfair background checks. This includes cases where the background check is wrong or contains inaccurate information, or not up to date, as well as where our clients were not properly notified of their rights.

False Labeling and Overcharging

Whether it is a credit card charge, a cable bill or a cell phone charge, American consumers are constantly being gauged or ripped off by hidden or excessive charges. Please contact us if you think you are being overcharged.

False Terrorist Watchlist Hits (OFAC)

You may think that a terrorist watchlist hit could never show up on your credit report. Unfortunately, many Americans have learned that the list actually has some pretty common names on it. Mixed files can cause devastating results. If you incorrectly have an OFAC alert on your credit report or background check, call us now for a free case review.

Identity Theft

Identity theft can ruin your credit rating and prevent or delay you from obtaining a loan, an apartment, or a good job. Identity thieves use your Social Security number, bank account data, or other personal information to open accounts in your name and run up bills with no intention of paying those debts. Your credit rating goes down and bill collectors start calling. The good news is that you can fight back. Our firm has helped many innocent victims of identity theft. We know the law and will set the record straight for you!

Robocalls and Unwanted Texts (TCPA)

Our firm represents consumers who have been subjected to repeated robo-harassment, both calls and texts.

Invasion of Privacy/Data Breach

Unfortunately, due to a proliferation of consumer information out on the web, coupled with a failure by so many institutions to safeguard consumer data, identity theft and data breaches are rampant. Our firm represents consumers who have been the victims of identity theft, have had their personal information compromised as a result a data breach or whose privacy has been invaded.

Tenant Screening

More and more tenants are denied a lease or apartment because of a landlord’s illegal or deceptive act which includes the use of inaccurate background checks. Our firm regularly represents consumers who have been victims of improper tenant screening.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Attorney Jeffrey Baskerville and Paralegal Faina Bhagat were an awesome legal team for my consumer affairs case! I enjoyed the professional and caring attitude they brought to the handling of my case! I was very pleased with the results of the case and how they brought me justice to stop the big 3 credit bureaus and collection agency from posting a collection that was not even legitimate! Thanks again Jeffrey and Faina and I appreciate your hard work and commitment to seeking justice and your passion for the Law!
Michael H.
I had a problem with a credit bureau that I did not think I had a valid case against but Joe Gentilcore and Daynette Driver took my case and within 5 months it was settled and I received a check for all the trouble I went through. I would not hesitate at all to use the law firm of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., PC in the future.
John S.
I discovered by accident that two of the three major credit reporting companies showed me as deceased. I engaged the services of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., P.C. to get my reports corrected. My credit reports are mow completely correct, the reporting companies paid the legal fees, and I received a cash settlement from both companies. I can wholeheartedly recommend Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. if you find errors on our credit reports.
They are thorough and really work hard for their clients. They get back to you in a timely manner and they explain in Detail the process. ALEX was wonderful in explaining what would happen. Thank you so much. It is needed and appreciated
I have had difficulties with my Equifax report being completely blocked, I could not solve this issue on my own. I contacted this firm and they did a wonderful job at representing me and also getting me a fair amount of money that I didn’t expect. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing assistance.

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