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I sue debt collectors.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 100%
    20 years, 3.2 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Daniel Joseph Ciment

    Pete sues debt collectors and he is one of the best in the country. To say I endorse him is an understatement.


    Daniel Ciment Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Vollstaedt

    An excellent attorney and mentor, and the preeminent attorney for consumer rights litigation in the United States.


    James Vollstaedt Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Barry & Helwig, LLC

2701 University Ave SE, #209
Minneapolis, MN, 55414


WIGood Standing200303/25/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199607/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Consumer Lawyer of the YearNational Association of Consumer Advocates2006
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Consumer Rights LawWilliam Mitchell College of Law2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2003 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember1997 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Credit Collector AdvisorAvoiding Lawsuits Under the FDCPA2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Consumer Law Center’s ConferenceFair Debt Collection Practices2006
Gonzaga University School of LawConsumer Debt Collection and the FDCPA2006
National Consumer Law Center’s ConferenceFair Debt Collection Practices2005
National Association of Consumer Advocates Annual ConferenceConsumer Law2005
Minnesota State Bar CLE CenterWhat Gets Collection Lawyers Sued2005