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Linda Marie Tirelli

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at White Plains, NY

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1996
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    I am a Bankruptcy Attorney devoted to consumer bankruptcy issues, personal bankruptcy protection and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of the consumer debtor.


“My family always told me I was going to be a lawyer even when I was little kid,” said noted White Plains, NY, Bankruptcy attorney Linda Tirelli. “I would never shut up. My father called me Windy because I was always arguing, debating, and standing up for my brothers and sisters. So in the back of my head I knew I was headed in that direction.”

 

Today attorney Tirelli is nationally recognized for her legal skills as a bankruptcy attorney, litigator and “bank slayer” when it comes to uncovering fraud in consumer foreclosures. Her hard-hitting approach when dealing with financial institutions along with her attention to detail in spotting mortgage document inaccuracies, mistakes, and illegalities of every stripe, has also made her tops in her field. Her skills have not gone unnoticed, not only by her peers and her clients, but by the national media as well. She is often called upon to share her legal know-how on consumer issues by such news outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, NY Post, LA Times, American Banker, USA Today, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Bloomberg News, among others.


The third of five children, Tirelli grew up in Rockland County, NY and attended college at Albany University graduating with a degree in political science. During her time as a student, she also served an internship in the law office of Buffalo State Senator, Anthony Masiello, an experience that further set the foundation for the career to come. Married right out of college, she relocated to Connecticut with her husband, enrolled in law school at Quinnipiac University and within four years had two children, her daughter, Anya, and her son, Anthony. “I did take one year off from law school,” she said, “so I graduated law school in 1995. Quitting was not an option.”

 

Tirelli launched her legal career working for a boutique law firm in Connecticut focusing on bankruptcy and personal injury cases but left the legal world in 2000 when she took on the role of managing her husband’s franchise business. She remained in that role for a number of years when the law once again beckoned and Tirelli decided to get back in for good and practice bankruptcy law. As it turned out, it was a match made in heaven and Tirelli was soon on her way to the top of her field. She credits much of her success to what she’s learned from attending annual sessions of intense study at Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp, a specialized training program that teaches lawyers how to fight predatory lenders.


“I started going to Max Gardner’s Boot Camp in 2008 and have since attended twenty multi-day sessions over the years,” Tirelli explained. Max Gardner is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America in the area of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the standing of Mortgage Servicers in consumer bankruptcy cases. His position on the front lines of the war against predatory lenders and mortgage servicers is legend in legal circles. The boot camp, located in Shelby, NC, attracts lawyers from all over the nation.

 

“I learned so much from that first program that I continued to attend new sessions on new topics all the time. Changing methodologies, new resources, and creative legal challenges to be made to financial institutions, mortgage servicers and foreclosure mills are continuing to come to light and I want to know about all of them to best serve my clients.” In doing so, Tirelli has gained a formidable reputation as having a "keen sense of sniffing out fraudulent foreclosure documents," as reported in an American Banker. The article cited her defining the legal validity of the widely used and accepted term "robo-signer" (a systemic fraud in the mortgage industry) to the United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin who was seemingly clueless as to the legality of the terminology. Detailing chapter and verse on its use, she set him straight. In fact, the writer of the American Banker article said of Tirelli, "In my opinion - and in this realm - she ranks as a lawyer of Wonder Woman stature!"

 

While Tirelli’s over twenty year legal career is highlighted by many shining moments, she credits her best has to do with Wells Fargo Bank, America’s largest mortgage servicer. “I call it the ‘gold sparkle manual moment,” said Tirelli. “A lawyer friend asked me to check out a posting online from a 19 year-old student at the University of Minnesota that needed guidance on how to make a particular legal citing for a term paper he was working on. The student mentioned that the citing was part of a Wells Fargo manual that he had and rather than describing it to me, he posted the entire manual on an online board. As I read it, I realized it was a blueprint for fraud.”

 

In fact, the 150-page manual included sections on how to fabricate mortgage documents if they were missing in a legally contested case. “It literally explained things like ‘If you need a note endorsed, fill out this form and send it to this department, if you need a notarized signature, send it to that department,” Tirelli said. At the time she was in the midst of a Wells Fargo Chapter 13 on behalf of a client that had questionable mortgage documents and Tirelli used the information in her case. In a stunning 30-page decision Judge Robert Drain, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York’s Southern District, blasted Wells Fargo for false documents it used in trying to prove its right to foreclose on Tirelli’s client. The media immediately picked up on it and the story made national headlines. “That was my finest hour,” said Tirelli.

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Law Offices of Linda M. Tirelli
50 Main Street
Suite 1265
White Plains, NY, 10601
Law Offices of Linda M. Tirelli
50 Main St, Ste 390
11th Floor
White Plains, NY, 10601
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-50%

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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Law Offices of Linda M. Tirelli
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Associations

  • O Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camps
  • Active Alumni
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Active Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Westchester Womens Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. For many years I was an attorney for the banks, and I opposed Linda on many cases. I always found her to be extremely knowledgeable, well prepared and professional. She is an extremely effective debtor's counsel, and I recommend her without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"Having know Linda personally and professionally for over 30 years, I had recommended her to a dear friend for their Chapter 7 case in Connecticut. They were thrilled with her handling of the case, and I was proud to have her represent them. She is thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and a great advocate for her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Tirelli is making gains in N.Y. Bankruptcy Courts through her adversary litigation against mortgage fraud. For those fighting to keep their homes on the east cost, Linda is YOUR attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Linda is one of the best consumer debtor attorneys in the country. In addition to her pioneering work in the New York state area, she is also a frequent supporter of other bankruptcy attorneys around the country. I have appreciated working with her on cases here in South Carolina, and look forward eagerly to seeing more results from her continuing efforts to protect consumer debtors and expose mortgage creditor abuse of the bankruptcy court system."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. Linda is truly an awesome attorney!!! Her enthusiasm, energy and zealousness is incredible and is almost as amazing as the results she gets for her clients. Clients are lucky to have her on their side!!!! Banks and mortgage companies beware!!!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Linda Tirelli is a leader among leaders in the field of bankruptcy litigation and consumer protection. Lawyers arround the country are taking notice of the great results Linda is achieving for her clients. Hiring Linda to represent you or recommending her to work with your clients should be an easy decision."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tirelli the Tiger. She hunts down wrong-doing Creditors. Linda is an attorney you want on your team. She is ready, willing, and able to 'bring on the fight.' As a graduate of Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Bootcamp, she has embraced the Bankruptcy Litigation Model. She has excelled at challenging Creditors that are violating her clients rights. If you have been wronged by Creditors, Call Linda....."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Linda Tirelli attended one of my Bankruptcy Boot Camps and has taken the knowledge she acquired directly to her bankruptcy practice. I have been impressed by her determination to properly apply the new theories she learned to actual real life case situations. She is leading the charge in her bankurptcy practice to expose the unfair and deceptive practices of many creditors."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow graduate of Max Gardner's "Bankruptcy Boot Camp", I am pleased to endorse Linda Tirelli. The knowledge she gained at the "boot camp" enables her to represent clients more effectively and to obtain the best possible result for them. The fact that she attended the boot camp, at all, reflects her devotion to continuing to hone and refine her advocacy skills."
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White Plains Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Linda Marie Tirelli
Linda Marie Tirelli
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 27 years
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