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Daniel Adam Schlanger

Identity theft Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   13 reviews

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Identity theft
    We represent victims of identity theft and other credit reporting inaccuracies, pursuing both deletion of fraudulent or erroneous accounts and monetary damages under state and federal consumer protection statutes.

  2. Consumer protection
    We bring class actions and individual cases on behalf of consumers who are victims of collection abuse, identity theft, credit reporting inaccuracies, auto fraud, predatory lending and other unfair and deceptive practices.

    17 years, 100 cases

  3. Credit card fraud
    We regularly represent consumers in cases involving identity theft and other forms of unauthorized use.

    17 years, 100 cases

"I have had the immense good fortune to be able to make my living doing something I am passionate about:  helping consumers who have been treated unfairly or victimized by overly aggressive tactics."

Attorney Dan Schlanger is a dedicated advocate for consumers who have fallen victim to identity theft, credit reporting inaccuracies, bank fraud, credit card fraud, predatory lending, and other financial abuses.

Dan graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004. After clerking for the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, he went straight to work in the consumer protection arena. For more than 12 years, he has litigated individual and class action claims under consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and others.

In 2013, Dan received the New York State Bar Association President’s Award for Individual Pro Bono Work (9th Judicial District), and the Jim Gardner Business Ethics Award from the Rotary Club of White Plains. He was named to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list in four consecutive years and selected to Super Lawyers in 2018. He has also served on various NACA committees, and currently sits on that organization’s issues/amicus committee and education committee.


Licensed for 16 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 12/28/2021
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/17/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Schlanger Law Group, LLP
80 Broad Street
Suite 1301
New York, NY, 10004
Schlanger Law Group, LLP
333 Fairview Ave.
Suite 300
Westwood, NJ, 07675
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5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Samantha | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal, compassionate service
I reached out to Dan Schlanger after another lawyer I had under retainer stopped responding and failed to solve a lawsuit. Dan was incredibly compassionate and handled the entire claim quickly and with the utmost decency. I am forever grateful for finding him and could not recommend him enough.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan is a great lawyer and human being!
Dan resolved a rental car collection issue for me that had caused me great harm and stress from aggressive collectors. He genuinely cared about my situation and went above and beyond to protect me at a very very fair cost!
Posted by Carol | December 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service and Staff-Highly Recommend Dan.
Dan Schlanger successfully and in a timely manner resolved issues with a Student Loan Provider and a Credit Reporting Agency. My case involved both incorrect credit information on my credit files that both the Student Loan Provider and the Credit Reporting Agency failed to correct and neglecting to notify me in a dunning letter that my private student loans were over the Statute of Limitation in New York State. Furthermore, The Student Loan Provider threatened me with a lawsuit for a loan that had previously been settled for a much lower amount. I cannot thank Dan and his staff enough for their attention to resolving the above in a timely manner and for their kindness and true caring of my welfare. They are the best, and I highly recommend their services.
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Posted by Mir | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Daniel Adam Schlanger and he presented me with a great experience. He took the time to speak to me and make sure I understood everything. My case took a near year but Daniel was realistic with me every step of the way. He updated me frequently and told me exactly what is going on. He doesn't waste time and sticks to the facts. He makes the best out of your worst situation.
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Posted by Kate | October 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented a minor with competence and compassion
This review is long overdue because I struggled to find the words to express our gratitude towards attorneys Evan Rothfarb and Dan Schlanger. There aren’t enough words to describe the decency of these two men. Their character can be challenging to find in the world today. They believed in me, my young son, and our case. Evan and Dan were extremely professional as they skillfully guided us, answered our questions, and made us feel like we were always a priority. They treated us with the utmost respect and never grew tired of explaining legal language in layman's terms for us. We are forever grateful for what they achieved. The outcome obtained brought much needed closure and justice so that we could move on. They changed our lives and they will never be forgotten. I would recommend Evan and Dan to anyone who wants a combination of drive, competence, and compassion.
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Posted by Bernard | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Had to use twice the service. And we won twice and got back all the money! Efficient, quick and always available.
Posted by Moshe | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courtieous, competent, great results
Thank you for the ease with which you handled our case, and thank you for the extremely favorable outcome. It is so great to finally have this behind us. I would way “you have no idea what this means to us” but you probably see this every time you help someone deal with a debt that’s been hanging over their heads for years. This literally is a sigh of relief. Thank you so much for handling this and getting it reduced that much and working out all of the details. If I had known that getting a good lawyer would be so easy and make such a difference I would have done it years ago
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Posted by MQ | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy clients
Mr. Schlanger worked very arduously in our cases. My husband has been a victim of identity theft for a while now and when Mr. Schlanger took over his cases, he swiftly resolved them. He was empathic to our situation and was excellent at always communicating with us about how the cases were progressing. We were extremely pleased with our results and would not hesitate to contact him again if ever needed.
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Posted by Frank | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quintessential Legal Representation
I am fortunate to have had Dan A. Schlanger represent me. Litigation is never fun. Dan's profound command of the law and sound advice put my concerns at ease. There are many attorneys to choose from but not many that can compete with Dan's outstanding attorney skills and utmost professionalism. Dan truly defines what an attorney should aspire to be. I highly recommend Dan without any reservation.
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Posted by Carlos | April 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Muy buen trabajo, mucha experiencia y buen servicio en español..............................................
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, effective,
Daniel Schlanger helped me contest exorbitant payment demands by a company that had bought my private student loan debt. He was very efficient and successful in bringing to attention flaws in this company's paperwork and history of aggressive/predatory practices. I also really appreciated Mr. Schlanger's manner--he was a nice person to work with.
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Posted by Sonja-Newark | January 12, 2013
A True Consumer Protector
Attorney Dan Schlanger epitomized the understanding that an attorney must know his area of law to help clients. His legal knowledge and professional skill coupled with his tenacity were the means to winning my case. This attorney has truly persevered through all challenging legalities of consumer fraud concerning my case with a major auto dealership. Dan maintained excellent communication throughout the entire process with me, from one on one negotiations with the dealership to filing necessary court papers in order to litigate the matter. He communicated with me realistic expectations as the case progressed. Daniel Schlanger was exceptional! Although I never want to be in a fraudulent situation again, I would not hesitate to acquire his assistance in the future. I would recommend Schlanger and Schlanger, LLP to fight for my rights as a consumer because he has a bull’s eye comprehension of consumer protection law.
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Posted by d.andl.capik | September 27, 2012
Highly Compentent
This firm went forward when local lawyers said no case. Very knowledgeable in this section of law and useded to to a very satisfactory fininsh to the case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Schlanger Law Group, LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of Cleveland Downtown Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Cerk to the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III
  • United States Court Of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • 2004 - 2005


  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Carleton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Diallo v. Immediate Credit Recovery, Inc., et al.
  • Class wide settlement approved
  • In Re Midland Funding LLC Interest Rate Litigation
  • Class Action settlement approved
  • Pyskaty v. Wide World of Cars, LLC, et al.
  • Settled
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  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member, Issues/Amicus Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member, Education/Professional Development Committee
  • 2015 - 2020
  • New York City Bar Association, Consumer Affairs Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Pro-Bono Committee
  • 2011 - 2014
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member, Education/Professional Development Committee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Civil Courts Committee
  • 2010 - 2013
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • New York Metro Superlawyer
  • New York Metro Superlawyer
  • 2020
  • New York Metro Superlawyer
  • New York Metro Superlawyer
  • 2019
  • New York Metro Superlawyer
  • New York Metro Superlawyer
  • 2018
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Jim Gardner Business Ethics Award
  • Rotary Club of White Plains, New York
  • 2013
  • Dean's Award For Community Service
  • Harvard Law School
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Consumer Law Center Conference
  • Valuing Companies for FDCPA Class Actions: Dealing with Claims of Low, No or Negative Net Worth
  • 2019
  • Lawline CLE Webinar
  • Prosecuting FDCPA Actions Against High Volume Collection Firms
  • 2016
  • Lawline CLE
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Bringing Suit Based On State Court Litigation And Judgment Enforcement Misconduct
  • 2016
  • NACA Webinar Series
  • The Holder Rule and Beyond: Finance Company Liability in Auto Fraud Litigation
  • 2015
  • CLARO Training Event
  • Defending Consumer Collection Lawsuits
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Daniel
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Dan Schlanger out of law school. He's an excellent lawyer who puts his heart and soul into each and every case he handles. Several years later, Dan is still my go-to person for consumer protection questions and I recommend him to my own clients."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a first-rate consumer protection lawyer. I worked with Dan on several matters and found him to be incredibly knowledgeable on a wide range on consumer protection issues, ranging from the FDCPA and New York Unfair Competition Law to the Lemon Law. Dan is very efficient, responsive to his clients and has a healthy respect for his clients, the judiciary and even his adversaries. Dan is an excellent consumer protection litigator who will provide valuable insight and guidance in any matter within his ambit."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan is the definition of a zealous advocate for consumers. He is a smart and aggressive litigator winning important decisions at the trial and appellate levels to expand and improve consumer protections. I highly endorse him."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel is a bona fide warrior for consumer justice. Having worked on several cases with Daniel, his clients are the fortunate ones who have found an attorney who combines virtually unmatched legal training and experience in consumer litigation together with the passion for justice that every client deserves. Daniel typically knows the law better than opposing counsel (and even the Court) and handles all affairs with the utmost attention to ethics and genuine concern for his clients' welfare. I recommend Daniel without hesitation."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for a number of years now. He is a well-respected and very experienced Consumer Protection attorney. He is a forceful and effective advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Dan and his work. He is smart, dedicated, and deserves respect for his craft."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has done some excellent work in fraud cases for consumers who were victimized by deception and fraudulent sales practices. He knows NY law and cares about making sure his clients understand their rights. And most important of all to me, as an attorney, is that he likes winning and hates losing. A lawyer who knows the law, answers your questions straight, and who hates losing - that is exactly what you need on your side when you need a lawyer. I highly recommend him to you."
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