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James Salvatore Giardina
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James Salvatore Giardina

Practice areas:

Debt Collection, Bankruptcy & Debt, Litigation, Debt Settlement, Credit Card Fraud

About Me

I represent consumers exclusively.  I defend people who are getting sued on credit cards, and I sue the collectors back for illegal collection techniques.  If a debt collector is bothering you, call me. Maybe you already have a judgment against you and your wages are being garnished, maybe you just got served with a summons, or you just found out about an old judgment against you.  Don't worry - there is hope!


 


Whether you are being sued, or just getting annoying phone calls, I would love to hear about your case. In most cases you don't have to pay me anything out of pocket. 


 


I am a former debt collector, born and raised in Buffalo, New York, the debt collection capital of the world.  One of my first jobs in highschool was as a debt collector, and my first job in Tampa after law school was as a debt collector so I have an inside perspective.  I have been to probably every county court in the state on thousands of debt collection cases, so chances are I know just how to handle your case.  I love going to court, and would be happy to look at your case. 


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Debt Collection: 80%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Credit Card Fraud: 5%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Debt Settlement: 5%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Litigation: 5%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Courtney Nichole Bueno

    Attorney Giardina is truly passionate about the practice of law. He loves helping his clients and the community. He truly cares about professionalism and striving to be the best at what he does - he is involved in many organizations and is sought out for leadership roles within them by other lawyers and leaders. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking counsel.

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    Courtney Bueno Family Attorney
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  • Adam Leo Bantner II

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Contact Info

The Consumer Rights Law Group, PLLC
3104 West Waters Avenue, Suite 200
Tampa, FL, 336296817

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200503/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Pro Bono Service Award13th Circuit Pro Bono Committee2015
Tampa's Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders2015
Attorney Fee AwardUnites States District Court for the Eastern District of New York2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Attorney Fee AwardUnited States District Court for the Middle District of Florida2013
Shrine Circus Appreciation AwardEgypt Temple Shriners2010
Adelbert Moot ScholarshipState University of New York at Buffalo2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Consumer Rights Law Group2008 - Present
AttorneyGiardinaLaw, p.a.2005 - Present
AttorneyAsset Acceptance LLC2003 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership InstituteCommittee Member2014 - Present
Better Business BureauAttorney Member2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAdmitted Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkAdmitted Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted member2012 - Present
Tampa Bay American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law CommitteeCommittee Member2012 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted Member2011 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New YorkAdmitted Member2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted Member2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of New YorkAdmitted Member2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesCommittee Member2009 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember2006 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaAdmitted Member2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted Member2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney2005 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionAttorney Member2004 - Present
Florida BarAttorney2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
CACH LLC v VlamingJudgment for consumer
Unifund v ThomasJudgment for Consumer
Worldwide Asset v PerkinsJudgment for consumer

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Tampa TribuneVictims of identity theft need to know their rights2015
Lexis Nexis Publishing2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1657302012
Florida Law Weekly18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 479a2011
Florida Law Weekly18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 487a2011
Florida Law Weekly18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 684a2011
Florida Law Weekly19 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 144b2011
Thomson Reuters2011 WL 2238702011
Florida Law Weekly18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 485a2011
Florida Law Weekly17 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1248a2010
Florida Law Weekly17 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 267a2010
Lexis Nexis Publishing2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1105742010
Florida Law Weekly18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 94b2010
Lexis Nexis Publishing2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1362272010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New YorkLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Good Morning Tampa BayAvoiding Telephone Scams2014
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law CommitteeDebt Collection2014
Senior Voice AmericaGarnishment Protection for Senior Citizens2013
Fox 13 Ask-A-Lawyer SegmentVarious Topis2013
Consumer Protection LawEthics of Consumer Protection law2013
ABC Action NewsEnsuring the office pool is legit2012
Television CommercialDon't be a victim of collection harassment2010