also known as CONSUMER LAWYER, COLLECTION DEFENSE
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When defending consumers, I offer a combination of “flat fee” full service and limited scope representation in collections cases, because I realize that paying a lawyer at prevailing hourly rates often does not make sense in a collections case. When I am suing a debt collector, I also seek to recover my fees where possible through fee shifting consumer protection statutes, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.
FOR CONSUMERS: I represent Maryland consumers in the following areas:
Licensed since 1992
Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Always), Pro Bono (20%)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Peter is nationally known for his expertise in consumer law and fair debt collection laws. His work has been published in papers and is studied by peers and adversaries alike. I highly recommend this lawyer for any matter dealing with Debt Defense.
DAVID PARNELL Litigation Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Arthur W. Machen Award||Maryland Legal Services Corporation||2012|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland||2012|
|Simon K. Walton Award||Maryland Association for Justice||2011|
|Champions of Justice and Human Rights Award||Maryland Legal Aid Bureau||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Principal||The Holland Law Firm, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association, CLE Committee||Chair||2006 - 2007|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Pro Bono Legal Service Standing Committee||Member||2004 - 2006|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Resolution of Fee Disputes Committee||Member||N/A|
|Civil Justice, Inc.||Member||N/A|
|Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Bradshaw v. Hilco Receivables, LLC, 725 F.Supp. 2d 532 (D. Md. 2011)||Settled|
|Hauk v. LVNV Funding, LLC , 749 F.Supp.2d 358 (D. Md. 2010)||Settled|
|Proctor v. Metropolitan Money Store Corp., 645 F.Supp.2d 464 (D. Md. 2009)||Settled|
|Loyola Consumer Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2014. p. 179||Junk Justice: A Statistical Analysis of 4,400 Lawsuits Filed by Debt Buyers||2014|
|Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Communities and Banking||Debt-Buyer Lawsuits and Inaccurate Data||2014|
|In the Maryland Court of Appeals||Amicus Brief in Townsend v. Midland Funding, LLC||2013|
|46 Clearinghouse Review 12||Defending Junk Debt Buyer Lawsuits||2012|
|6 Journal of Business and Technology Law 101||The One Hundred Billion Dollar Problem in Small Claims Court: Robo-Signing and Lack of Proof in Debt Buyer Cases||2011|
|Maryland Trial Reporter||Fraud is Fun: or, How a Foreclosure Rescue Scam Changed My Life||2009|
|Bard College||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|St John's College-Annapolis||Liberal Arts||MA - Masters||N/A|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection: Life of a Debt||Debt Collection Litigation||2013|
|Consumer Rights Litigation Conference||Evidentiary Objections to Debt Buyers' Bogus Documents||2013|
|2nd Annual Pro Bono Connection||Defending Debt Buyer Lawsuits in State Court||2013|
|The Diane Rehm Show||New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection||2012|
|National Aging and Law Conference||Attack of the Zombie Debt Collectors||2012|