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.