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Tara L. Goodwin is a member of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC, a consumer law firm in Chicago, Illinois.  She has practiced consumer law since 1991.  She has handled class and individual cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Rreporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Illinois Consumer Fraud Act and local and state landlord tenant laws.   She currently represents numerous consumers in disputes with the national credit bureaus involving errors on credit reports.  She also represents homeowners having disputes with their mortgage companies. 



Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 40%
    23 years
  2. Credit Repair: 35%
    17 years
  3. Debt & Lending Agreements: 15%
    2 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    23 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (20 minutes)

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Contact info

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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in Consumer LawIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer in Consumer LawIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberEdelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer AttorneysN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kesten v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16917, Feb. 9 (N.D.Ill. 2012)N/A
Williams v. Chartwell Finan. Svcs., 204 F. 3d 748 (7th Cir. 2000)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
IIT Chicago Kent College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Financial Services InstituteRecent Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Developments: Robosiging, Foreclosures & More2012
Consumer Financial Services InstituteDevelopments in FDCPA Cases2011
Consumer Law CommitteeAssisting Consumers with Credit Reporting Problems2010
Consumer Rights Litigation ConferenceDealing with Class Action Objectors2009
Consumer Financial Services InstituteNew and Evolving Mortgage Litigation Issues2009
New Lawyer ToolkitRepresenting Consumers in Illinois2008