David L. Hartsell

David is co-chair of the firm's consumer financial services litigation practice group. During the past 20 years, he has defended hundreds of class action and single-plaintiff lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Credit Repair Organizations Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, and comparable state laws governing consumer fraud and unfair business practices. He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Nevada.

David also regularly represents clients in enforcement proceedings brought by the FTC, state attorneys general, and other regulatory authorities. David recently effectively defended a credit card marketer/servicer before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving the enforceability of an arbitration clause in the credit card agreement.

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Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Class Action, 3) Financial Services Litigation, 4) Consumer Financial Services Litigation and 5) CFPB and Bank Regulatory
Law School The University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Admitted Year 1997
Education University of Michigan, B.A., 1978
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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