Attorneys Beth Terrell and Daniel Schlanger founded the Financial Justice Initiative to educate consumers about their legal rights and help them hold companies accountable when companies violate their rights. The Financial Justice Initiative helps consumers nationwide identify and fix inaccurate credit reporting, clear their records after identity theft, identify and reverse unauthorized charges or fees, get money damages from companies that violate the law, and join together with others to make companies change their practices to follow the law.
Attorney Daniel Schlanger has dedicated his legal career to the protection of consumers’ rights. A graduate of Harvard Law School and former clerk for the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III of the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Dan got his start in consumer protection at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, where he was a staff attorney in that organization’s consumer law unit.
In 2007, Dan went into private practice as a partner at Schlanger Law Group, LLP (then known as “Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP”), where he built a practice dedicated to consumer protection litigation, class action lawsuits, and debt collection defense.
Beth E. Terrell is a founding member of the Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC. With more than twenty years of experience, Beth concentrates her practice in complex litigation, including the prosecution of consumer protection class actions. Beth has served as co-lead counsel on multi-state, multi-district, and nationwide class actions, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for consumers. Beth has tried and won cases in state and federal courts and argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court as well as several federal circuit level courts. Beth is President of the Public Justice Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the Equal Justice Works’ Board of Counselors, and is Chair of both the Northwest Consumer Law Center and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. A member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association, Beth Co-Chairs PLI’s Consumer Financial Services Institute, and frequently presents on a wide variety of topics, including class actions, consumer protection, legal ethics, gender equity, and electronic discovery.
Consumer have to know they have rights in order to enforce them. There are many federal and state laws that protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, and illegal conduct by banks, credit card companies, mortgage companies, and credit reporting agencies. We encourage you to browse this site to learn more about your rights under these consumer protection laws. But true consumer empowerment requires knowledge of consumer rights plus the ability to enforce them. If you’re ready to take action to vindicate your rights, please contact us for a free consultation.