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Todd M. Friedman, Esq.

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Practice Areas

  • Abusive Debt Collection
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Predatory Lending
  • Fair Credit Reporting
  • Spam Calls & Texts
  • Warranty Breach

Biography

Thank you for clicking on my biography. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am regarded as a one of the predominant Plaintiff's practitioners in California and I am of counsel to the Schmierer Law Group. I also founded The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. to represent consumers in a variety of matters, including fair debt collection, employment matters, lemon law, fair credit reporting and personal injury litigation.

Ross and I met while studying at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I then earned my law degree from Loyola Law School and I have focused my career on fighting for consumer rights. After learning that Ross has also dedicated his career to helping consumers, I joined forces with Ross on various consumer cases filed across the country. Over the past ten years, my team of lawyers has worked seamlessly with Ross in our continued fight against corporate wrongdoing.

By way of further background about me, I have successfully litigated over 5,000 individual Plaintiff's cases, mainly using the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the California Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA), as well as Lemon Law, Employment and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death matters. My vast array of experience and knowledge in these practice areas along with my extensive trial skills, make me one of the premiere advocates within these areas of law.

In conjunction with my consumer litigation practice, I have spoken as a guest lecturer before the California Association of Collectors, and will be speaking this year at the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals' (ACA) annual national conference, both groups whose members I have filed several individual and class action lawsuits against, on behalf of wrong consumers.

I also focus a significant portion of my practice on class action litigation. I have, over the past several years, orchestrated nation-wide consumer driven class litigation before a number of state and federal courts. I have been lead or co-counsel in over 100 national class actions in the last 4 years. This includes class actions against some of the nation's largest banks, credit card companies and other fortune 500 companies. The majority of my class action experience is in litigation involving TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA, RFDCPA, CA Penal Code 630, et seq., CA Business and Professions Code §17200, et seq. and misrepresentation cases.

In 2014, I was awarded lead counsel rating in the legal disciplines of Consumer Protection, Lemon Law and Civil Litigation, by the prestigious Lead Counsel Review Board. In that same year, I was voted by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 lawyers under 40 in the entire nation. I have authored various books to help consumers, including an 18 pages Consumer Rights Guide that encompasses several areas of Law Including Employment and Debtors issues, as well as a Book Entitled, "7 Deadly Mistakes that Will Wreck Your Car Crash Case."

Feel free to contact me via phone or email at any time. I pride myself in being quickly responsive to your communications and look forward to assisting you with any legal issue you may have.

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, California Association of Collectors
  • Speaker, Association of Credit and Collection Professionals’ (ACA) annual national conference

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2016 – 2022
  • Awarded Lead Counsel rating, Lead Counsel Review Board, 2014
  • Voted Top 40 Lawyers under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 2002
  • California, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado