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The Law Office of Yvonne W. Rosmarin is a Massachusetts law firm dedicated to the protection of consumers against illegal practices by creditors, debt collectors, car dealers, credit bureaus, mortgage lenders and other businesses that ignore your rights. We take many cases on a contingency basis with no out-of-pocket fees for our services. Call us and tell us about your case. The law gives you, as a consumer, rights regarding your credit reports, using credit, buying a vehicle, dealing with debt collectors and much more. Some businesses ignore these rights. We put the law to work for you.
We realize that the amounts of money involved in consumer cases may be small, or even negligible, compared to those involved in other types of cases. However, to consumers who have been wronged, these amounts may represent a significant portion of their income. The illegal conduct may have caused considerable difficulties other than financial loss, as well.
We provide quality representation to consumers who have been victimized by unscrupulous and illegal business practices. We help consumers assert their rights and stand up to the businesses that have wronged them. Using consumer laws and regulations, we help to resolve consumers’ problems with businesses or companies that use unfair, deceptive, fraudulent or predatory business practices. In appropriate cases, we can file class action lawsuits where others have been treated the same way.
That is why we treat consumers’ problems comprehensively, looking at every possible angle. We apply consumer laws and regulations, empowering consumers and addressing the imbalance created by those who violate these laws. We put the law to work for you.
Yvonne has over 32 years' experience helping consumers, including seven years as an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) in Boston. She knows the practices and methods of the auto, debt collection and credit reporting industries, and the types of problems they can cause consumers on a regular basis. Yvonne has extensive experience using consumer protection laws to help individuals ripped off and harmed by these scams and practices, both in individual and class actions.
Before entering private practice, Yvonne trained other lawyers across the country in consumer law and served as a consultant on consumer cases at the NCLC. She was a participant in the national redraft of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales of goods) and 9 (security interests in goods), representing the interests of low income consumers, and has been a Consumer Law Fellow to the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association since 1996.
Yvonne is the co-author of “Sales of Goods and Services” (2nd ed. 1989) a practice manual for lawyers on warranties, lemon laws and other consumer sales law, and she has written and spoken extensively on consumer law. She is also co-author of “Consumer Class Actions” (2nd ed. 1990 and 3rd ed. 1995).
Prior to joining the NCLC, Yvonne concentrated in consumer law and did extensive work on consumer class action lawsuits as an attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.
Yvonne is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, American Bar Association and has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute.
Languages spoken: French, English
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I endorse this lawyer. I have known Yvonne for at least a decade and frankly if you have a consume law problem, then she is your answer. She knows the law extraordinarily well and cares deeply about justice and making sure her clients get the best answers to their legal questions so they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families. She is one of the very best. I highly recommend her to you.
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|Attorney||Law Office of Yvonne W. Rosmarin||1995 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||National Consumer Law Center||1988 - 1995|
|Attorney||Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago||1978 - 1988|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Cir. - Hon. Luther M. Swygert, Judge||1976 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Consumer Fellow - UCC Committee - Business Law Section||1996 - Present|
|American Law Institute||Member||1996 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||1994 - Present|
|National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws||Official Observer - UCC Art. 9 Drafting Committee||1993 - 1998|
|National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws||Official Observer - UCC Art. 2 Drafting Committee||1992 - 1999|
|Barnes v. Fleet National Bank, N.A.||Won appeal, settled for $12.5 million to the class|
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|Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy||Revising Article 2: Consumer Protections Needed in Sales of Goods||1995|
|Consumer Class Actions, 3d ed.||Consumer Class Actions, 3d ed.||1995|
|William and Mary Law Review||Consumers-R-Us: A Reality in the Article 2 Revision Process||1994|
|Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy||Stopping Defaults with Late Payments||1992|
|Consumer Class Actions, 2d ed.||Consumer Class Actions, 2d ed.||1990|
|Sales of Goods and Services, 2d ed.||Sales of Goods and Services, 2d ed.||1989|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor - magna cum laude||1976|
|Ohio State University||French Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts - cum laude||1972|
|Preventing and Handling Data Security Breaches||Preventing and Handling Data Security Breaches||2010|
|Women’s Bar Association - Middlesex Committee Meeting||Consumer Law . . . It’s More than Ch. 93A||2009|
|Preventing and Handling Data Security Breaches||Preventing and Handling Data Security Breaches||2009|
|Data Security and Identity Theft||Data Security and Identity Theft||2009|
|Training Session||Debt Collection Cases in Small Claims Courts||2006|
|Training Session||Consumer Fair Debt Collection, Fair Credit Reporting and Auto Fraud & Warranties||2005|
|Training Session||Consumer Credit Reporting||2003|
|Training Session||Consumer Debt Collection and Credit Reporting||2003|
|Training Session||Consumer Fair Debt Collection, Fair Credit Reporting and Auto Fraud & Warranty Rights||2003|
|Secured Transactions Class||Consumer Rights and Representation under Revised UCC Article 9||2002|
|Preparing for Revised UCC Article 9,||Preparing for Revised UCC Article 9,||2001|
|Living with Revised UCC Article 9||Living with Revised UCC Article 9||2001|
|Credit and Debt Class||Consumer Credit and Debt and the Consumer Credit Industry||2001|
|UCC Articles 2 & 2A — Sales and Leasing of Goods||UCC Articles 2 & 2A — Sales and Leasing of Goods||2000|
|UCC Article 9 in 2001: Are You Ready?||UCC Article 9 in 2001: Are You Ready?||2000|
|Preparing for Revised UCC Article 9||Preparing for Revised UCC Article 9||2000|
|Credit and Debt||Consumer Credit and Debt and the Consumer Credit Industry||1999|
|If You Are Going to Dabble, Do It Right||Consumer Law Overview||1998|
|UCC Article 2A: Personal Property Leasing||UCC Article 2A: Personal Property Leasing||1997|
|Spring Meeting||The New Article 2 – How It Will Work in Practice||1997|
|Annual Meeting||Attorney’s Fees in and Around the UCC||1995|
|Training Event||Basic Consumer Law||1994|
|Consumer Rights Litigation Conference||Automobile Warranty Cases: Litigation Approaches||1994|
|Training Event||Basic Consumer Law||1993|
|Joint Conference on Law and Aging||Defending Hospital and Doctor Debt Collection Suits||1993|
|Consumer Rights Litigation Conference||Lemon Law Car Cases on a Contingent Fee||1993|
|Training Event||Basic Consumer Law||1992|
|Spring Meeting||The Twain Shall Meet: Balancing Consumer Concerns and Business Interests Under the UCC||1992|
|South Carolina Bar Consumer Law Section Meeting||Class Action Lawsuits||1992|
|Seminar||Warranties in the Sale of Goods||1992|
|Consumer Rights Litigation Conference||Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Claims||1992|
|National Legal Aid and Defender Association Substantive Law Conference||Warranties; Repossessions; Hospital Collection Defenses||1991|
|Training Program||Consumer Law||1990|
|Seminar||Class Actions -- Working Up a Case||1990|
|National Legal Aid and Defender Association Substantive Law Conference||Warranties; Repossessions||1989|
|Seminar||Strategies for Dealing with Automobile Cases||1988|