|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Connecticut Bar Association||1997|
|Managing Partner||Consumer Law Group||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Pepe & Hazard, LLP||1987 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||State Coordinator||2005 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Foundation||James W. Cooper Fellow||2004 - Present|
|Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut||President||2006 - 2012|
|Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation||Past President||2005 - 2007|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Consumer Law Section||Chair||1999 - 2005|
|Gomez v. Country Motors||Awarded over $105,000|
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|Annual Survey of American Law||Secured Transactions: A Securted Party's Right to a Deficiency Judgment||N/A|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Bowling Green State University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Auto Dealer Fraud||Auto Dealer Fraud, Class Actions, Arbitration||2008|
|Preventing Foreclosures||Foreclosure Defense||2007|
|Introduction to Consumer Law||Introduction to Consumer Law||N/A|
|Foreclosure Defense||Foreclosure Defense||N/A|
|Auto Dealer Fraud||Auto Dealer Fraud||N/A|
Posted by SCOTT
WE HAD A SITUATION ON THE PURCHASE OF A VEHICLE W/ A WELL KNOWN DELEARSHIP IN WHICH THEY UNDER SOLD THE VEHICLE - THE PURCHASE WAS SIGNED AND ACCEPTED BY THE DEALER. AFTER THE VEHICLE HAD ALREADY DRIVEN OFF THE LOT, THE FOLLOWING DAY THE DEALER CONTACTED US ADMITTING THAT IT WAS THEIR MISTAKE IN LISTING THE INCORRECT AMOUNT ON THE SIGNED PURCHASE ORDER / CONTRACTS, AND ATTEMPTED TO RENEGOTIATE BY ASKING US TO COME IN THE DEALER TO SIGN A NEW CORRECTED CONTRACT. WE CONTACTED ATTY. BLINN AND HE SUPERLY ADVISED US THROUGH THE STICKY MESS, INCLUDING GIVING US HEADS UP ABOUT CANCELLING OTHER OPTIONS WE HAD SIGNED ON WITH THE DEALER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE DEALER CONCEDED AND AGREED NOT TO PURSUE THIS MATTER ANY FURTHER. HE WAS VERY CLEAR AND CONCISE IN GUIDING US THROUGH THE PROCESS. WE SINCERELY THANK HIM FOR HIS TIME AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HE DID NOT CHARGE US ANY FEE FOR THE SERVICE.
Posted by Hongyu
I was in an auto purchase recently where the auto dealer slipped in a $397 charge for VIN Etching, which was a service they didn't even perform for my car. I felt so taken advantage of after reading the post on your site, realizing how some dealers using VIN Etching fee as a game to increase their profit. After a week and half of ordeal of waiting for the dealer's refund, I contacted the Consumer Law Group. Dora took my call and my information with such a kind and caring manner. It was the first time that I felt better after experiencing the rip-off at the dealership. Dan called me shortly after and spent time listening to me and gave me very useful information. I was so grateful even though at the end I didn't have to file a legal case to resolve the matter. I felt stronger as a consumer knowing that I can always come to Attorney Dan Blinn when I really need to. Thank you so much Dan and Dora.
Posted by anonymous
i came to mr.blinn after purchesing a lemon and having a horrible exsperience to say the least. As a young women from out of state having lost all my savings I was distraught seeking help. At that point i was desperate to hear there was a magicle solution for the mess I was in. Despite my emotional state mr.blinn remained calm,focussed and on task. He was very clear in explaining my responsibilities, what steps he would be taking, and did not feed me false hopes. At first I viewed him as cold but that was not the case at all he was just extremely professional. I was always informed step by step, he took the time to explain anything and everything, and don't let me forget Dora she couldn't be more pleasent to deal with on the phone and just as informative, she even recognized my voice when I called. Mr.blinn was successful in my case and more than fair we even laughed together in our last conversation. Thank you for helping me conquer this overwhelming stressful hurtle, your honesty and services help me believe good people can win.
James Sullivan, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Dan is an excellent attorney and truly one of the best consumer rights lawyers I know. He has a keen legal mind, is a zealous advocate, and has the highest ethical principles. I have referred many clients to him and will continue to do so.
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