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About me

Most of my work is with consumer problems, particularly cases involving debt collectors, credit reports, and credit problems generally.  I have been an attorney for over 35 years, and I have concentrated on these kinds of cases for the last 15 years.     

There is no charge for an initial consultation, and many of my cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. 



Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 100%
    16 years



Contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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    I highly endorse this lawyer in the area of Debt Defense and Fair Debt Collection Actions. He is knowledgeable in the field and his results speak for themselves.


    DAVID PARNELL Debt collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    I endorse this lawyer. With nearly a decade of membership in the only national association of consumer advocates, attorney Wayland has shown both his knowledge and understanding of debt collection law but also his desire to make sure his clients understand the law and what their rights are. If you have a debt collection problem and his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you.


    Ronald Burdge Lemon law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

913 E. Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA, 22902


ALAuthorized to practice law200508/13/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law197703/31/2016
GAResigned Membership 200808/05/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEdward M. Wayland, Counselor at Law1994 - Present
Executive DirectorCharlottesville-Albemarle Legal Aid Society1988 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Hamilton College Law SchoolHistoryBA1970