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About me

I am a partner at Graham & Borgese. My law firm has offices across New York State, but I am based out of our law firm's Buffalo office.

I have focused my entire legal career on consumer rights, having filed hundreds of lawsuits against debt collectors who violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and having defended countless other creditor-debtor lawsuits.

I have had my writing published by the American Bar Association and various other consumer-oriented publications regarding federal debt collection laws and credit card defense-related matters. Additionally, I have also guest lectured on the FDCPA to members of the Monroe County Bar Association and students at Monroe Community College.

I received my juris doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, and my B.A., cum laude, in Social Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

I am admitted to practice law in New York State, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. I am a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA).


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Practice areas


  1. Debt Settlement: 50%
    8 years
  2. Debt Collection: 20%
    8 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%
    8 years
  4. Credit Repair: 10%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Graham & Borgese, LLP

482 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY, 14202


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGraham & Borgese, LLP2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Midland Funding v. TurnerMrs. Turner's bank account was released, the debt settled for 50% in payments of $100.00/month, with no interest accrual, and the judgment satisfied.
Capital One v. SullivanThe judgment was successfully vacated and the case settled for $3,000 in monthly payments of $100/month, with no interest.
Citibank, N.A. v. PleuthnerCase settled for $24,712.32 (savings of $22,590, plus interest), judgment vacated and payments of $500/month, with no interest accrual.
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Publication nameTitleDate
CCCS of Rochester NewsletterDefending Creditor Lawsuits2012
American Bar Association GPSolo MagazineTelemarketer 3: The Rise of the Machines2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FDCPA ClassGuest Lecturer2013
FDCPA ClassGuest Lecturer2012
New York Continuing Legal EducationFair Debt Collection Practices Act2009