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Daniel A. Edelman
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Daniel A. Edelman

Practice areas:

Debt Collection, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Litigation

About Me


Daniel A. Edelman is a member  of the firm of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC.  He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.  From 1976 to 1981 he was an associate at the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis.   In 1981 he became an associate at Reuben & Proctor and was made a partner there in 1982.  From the end of 1985 he has been in private practice in downtown Chicago.  Virtually all of his 14-attorney firm’s practice involves litigation on behalf of consumers, including individual and class actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Truth in Lending Act, and debt collection defense.  Mr. Edelman argued for the consumer in Heintz v. Jenkins, 514 U.S. 291 (1995), establishing  FDCPA coverage of attorneys.  


 


Mr. Edelman is the author or coauthor of numerous publications on class actions and consumer protection law, including Predatory Mortgage Lending (Ill. Inst. for Cont. Legal. Educ. 2008), author of Chapter 6, “Predatory Lending and Potential Class Actions,” in Real Estate Litigation (Ill. Inst. For Cont. Legal Educ. 2008), Chapter 4-1, “Truth in Lending Act,” in Illinois Causes of Action (Ill. Inst. For Cont. Legal Educ. 2008), Predatory Lending and Potential Class Actions, ch. 6 of Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Practice (Ill. Inst. For Cont. Legal Educ.2003);  Predatory Lending and Potential Class Actions, ch. 5 of Real Estate Litigation (Ill. Inst. For Cont. Legal Educ.2004); Illinois Consumer Law, in Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and Related Areas Update (Chicago Bar Ass’n 2002); Predatory Lending Litigation in Illinois (2001); Consumer Class Action Manual (2d-5th editions), National Consumer Law Center 1990-2002; Payday Loans:  Big Interest Rates and Little Regulation, 11 Loy.Consumer L.Rptr. 14 (1999); Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Update --  1999, Chicago Bar Ass’n 1999; An Overview of The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, in Financial Services Litigation, Practicing Law Institute (1999); Consumer Fraud and Insurance Claims, in Bad Faith and Extracontractual Damage Claims in Insurance Litigation, Chicago Bar Ass'n 1992; Chapter 8, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Ohio Consumer Law (1995 ed.); Fair Debt Collection:  The Need for Private Enforcement, 7 Loy.Consumer L.Rptr. 89 (1995); The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:  Recent Developments, 8 Loy.Consumer L. Rptr. 303 (1996); Residential Mortgage Litigation, in Financial Services Litigation, Practicing Law Institute (1996); Automobile Leasing:  Problems and Solutions, 7 Loy.Consumer L.Rptr. 14 (1994); Current Trends in Residential Mortgage Litigation, 12 Rev. of Banking & Financial Services 71 (1996); Applicability of Illinois Consumer Fraud Act in Favor of Out-of-State Consumers, 8 Loy.Consumer L.Rptr. 27 (1996); Illinois Consumer Law (Chicago Bar Ass'n 1996).  He has testified before the Federal Trade Commission and legislative committees on consumer related issues.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Class Action: 33%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Debt Collection: 33%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Consumer Protection: 29%
    38 years, 4 thousand cases
  4. Litigation: 5%
    38 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Oleg Otten

    Mr. Edelman demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law and compassion to help people in need. He has earned respect from his colleagues in the legal industry. I fully endorse him.

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    Oleg Otten Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Hankins

    Mr. Edelman and his firm have a long history of defending debtors against abusive collectors and they have made freely available on the internet some of their best papers on the statutes and case law that trip up collectors when they go too far.

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    Mark Hankins Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

20 S. Clark Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60603

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalEdelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC1985 - Present
PartnerReuben & Proctor1982 - 1985
AssociateReuben & Proctor1981 - 1982
AssociateChicago office of Kirkland & Ellis1976 - 1981

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Barnes v. Fleet National Bank, N.A.Won appeal, settled for $12.5 million to the class

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCollection Defense2008
Chicago Bar AssociationRepresenting Consumers in Litigation with Debt Buyers2008
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPredatory Mortgage Lending2008
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationChapter 6, “Predatory Lending and Potential Class Actions,” in Real Estate Litigation2008
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationChapter 4-1, “Truth in Lending Act,” in Illinois Causes of Action2008
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPredatory Lending and Potential Class Actions, Chp. 5 of Real Estate Litigation2004
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPredatory Lending and Potential Class Action Chp. 6 of Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Practice2003
Chicago Bar AssociationIllinois Consumer Law, in Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and Related Areas Update2002
Practicing Law InstituteAn Overview of The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, in Financial Services Litigation1999
Chicago Bar AssociationIllinois Consumer Law1996
Chicago Bar AssociationD. Edelman and M. A. Weinberg, Attorney Liability Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act1996
Ohio Consumer LawChapter 8, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act"1995
Chicago Bar AssociationConsumer Fraud and Insurance Claims, in Bad Faith and Extracontractual Damage Claims in Insurance Litigation1992
Consumer Class Action Manual (2d-4th editions, National Consumer Law CenterRosmarin & Edelman1990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976