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With a concentration in litigating financial services and business disputes on behalf of consumers, including class actions involving state and federal consumer protection statutes, Attorney Andrew Thomasson has earned a strong reputation in the legal community. He has spent many years litigating in federal courts and was named to Rising Stars in the State of New Jersey by Super Lawyers®, a part of Thomson Reuters.

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  • Education

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor, Pro Bono Honors

    • ADR/Negotiations Moot Court, Member; Environmental Negotiations Moot Court, Member
    • Tax Law Society, Vice President of Finance & Administration
    • ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Section, Law Student Vice Chair

    Arkansas State University, B.A., Political Science; Minor, German
    Studies

    • Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society
    • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honor Society
  • Bar Admissions
    • New Jersey
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Class Counsel Certifications
    • Pascal, et al. v. Steine & Associates, P.C., et al., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:12-cv-04436-JFB-WDW
    • Fischer v. NCB Management Services, Inc., U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 7:12-cv-09451-CS
    • Freeman v. General Revenue Corporation, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:12-cv-01406-RER
    • Goldman v. Horizon Financial Management, LLC, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 7:12-cv-07592-LMS
    • Dabbas v. Alpha Recovery Corp., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:13-cv-05169-SMG
    • Sabri v. E. Hope Greenberg d/b/a Law Office of E. Hope Greenberg, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:13-cv-00699-FB-VMS
    • Bryan v. National Enterprise Systems, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:13-cv-03740-LDW-WDW 1:13-cv-00699-FB-VMS
    • Gillman Harris v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:13-cv-03125-TPG
    • Graff v. United Collection Bureau, Inc., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:12-cv-02402-GRB
    • Rice v. National Enterprise Systems, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:13-cv-05118-LDW-ARL
    • Mazzucco, et al. v. Certified Credit & Collection Bureau, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 3:13-cv-07422-TJB
    • Kavalin v. AmeriFinancial Solutions, LLC, U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla. Case No. 0:13-cv-62789-DPG
    • Cohen v. M.L. Zager, P.C., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:14-cv-03143-JBC
    • Manuel, et al. v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:14-cv-05233-SRC-CLW
    • Babcock, et al. v. C.Tech Collections, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:14-cv-03124-MDG
    • Mansour v. Seas & Associates, LLC, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:14-cv-02935-SCM
    • Avila v. Law Office of Gary M. Feldman, Esq., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:13-cv-07407-GRB
    • Dispennett v. Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C., U.S. District Court, W.D. Pa. Case No. 2:15-cv-00636-MPK
    • Jones v. Delta Management Associates, Inc., U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:15-cv-00267-WCG
    • Zavian v. Client Services, Inc., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-0682-SCM
    • Kopchakv. United Resource Systems, et al., U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa. Case No. 5:13-cv-05884-MSG
    • Kavalin v. AFNI, Inc., U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla. Case No. 0:15-cv-60143-BB
    • Maldonado, et al. v. Raymond Meisenbacher & Sons, Esqs., P.C., et al., U.S. District Court, N.J.D. Case No. 3:15-cv-01845-DEA
    • Gamilv. Rubin & Rothman, LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:15-cv-00981-ARL
    • Wood v. New Century Financial Services, Inc., N.J. Superior Court, Docket No. MRS-L-002679-15
    • Prendergast v. Certified Credit & Collection Bureau, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 3:15-cv-07411-TJB
    • Kielbasinski v. A.R. Resources, Inc., U.S. District Court, W.D. Pa. Case No. 3:15-cv-00066-KRG
    • Rittle v. Premium Receivables, LLC, U.S. District Court, M.D. Pa. Case No. 1:15-cv-00166-SHR
    • Specht v. Eastern Account System of Connecticut, Inc., U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 7:15-cv-02159-PED
    • Gadimev. NRA Group, LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:15-cv-04841-SJF-AKT
    • Hayes v. Convergent Healthcare Recoveries, Inc., U.S. District Court, C.D. Ill. Case No. 1:14-cv-01467-JES-JEH
    • Maldonado, et al. v. Nelson, Watson & Associates, et al., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-05940-MAH
    • Sandoval v. LVNV Funding LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-06728-KM-MAH
    • Chung v. CCB Credit Services, Inc., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-05198-KM-MAH
    • Wood v. Credit Control, LLC, U.S. District Court, D. Kan. Case No. 6:16-cv-01098-KGG
    • Feliciano, et al. v. Forster, Garbus & Garbus, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-02496-CLW
    • Maldonado, et al. v. Law Offices of Faloni & Associates, LLC, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-02859-CLW
    • Dickon v. Rubin & Rothman, LLC, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-7961-SCM
    • Williams v. Pressler & Pressler, LLP, U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:11-cv-07296-CLW
    • Bell v. Adler Wallach & Associates, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, W.D. Tex. Case No. 5:16-cv-00366-OLG
    • Thomas v. ARS National Services, Inc., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:15-cv-03635-JAD
    • Ballaj v. Gatestone & Co. International, Inc., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:16-cv-01311-CLW
    • Bordeaux v. Ltd. Fin. Servs., L.P., et al., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:16-cv-00243-KSH-CLW
    • Safranski v. Professional Placement Services, LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:17-cv-00129-WCG
    • Smith v. Simm Associates, Inc., U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:17-cv-00769-WCG
    • Heerema v. AFNI, Inc., D.N.J. Case No. 2:16-cv-00244-JBC
    • Zirogiannis v. National Recovery Agency, Inc., U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:14-cv-03954-DRH-AYS
    • Heerema, et al. v. Collecto, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:16-cv-02087-MF
    • Steffek, et al. v. Client Services, Inc. U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-00160-WCG
    • Volkman v. Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC d/b/a ERC, U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-00091-WCG
    • Medicine to Go Pharmacies, Inc. v. Macoven Pharmaceuticals LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 2:16-cv-07717-MF
    • Hovermale v. Immediate Credit, Inc., U.S. District Court, D.N.J. Case No. 1:15-cv-05646-RBK-JS
    • Weiss v. The Law Offices of Frederic I Weinberg & Associates, P.C., et al., D.N.J. Case No. 1:16-cv-01679-KMW
    • Vandehey v. Allianceone Receivables Management, Inc., E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-00481-WCG
    • Long v. Michael C. Koehn, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-00943-WCG
    • Aronne v. Credit Control LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:18-cv-03744-ADS-AYS
    • Ramos, et al. v. Credit Control LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Case No. 2:16-cv-04098-JMA-SIL.
    • Sandri v. Asset Recovery Solutions LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-01182-WCG;
    • Henhaffer v. Simeone & Raynor LLC, N.J. Superior Court, Docket No. CAM-L-001620-18;
    • Vandehey v. Client Services, Inc. U.S. District Court, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:18-cv-01669-WCG;
    • Panico v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, N.J. Superior Court, Docket No. SOM-L- 001183-18;
    • Oh, et al. v. Cavalry Portfolio SPV I, LLC, et al., D.N.J. Case No. 2:16-cv-05127-MF (Lead);
    • Garcia v. Allied Interstate LLC, et al., W.D. Tex. Case No. 5:15-cv-00294-RCL; and
    • Nagan v. Optio Solutions LLC d/b/a Qualia Collection Services, E.D. Wis. Case No. 1:19-cv-00170-WCG.
  • Notable Decisions
    • Avila v. Riexinger & Assocs., 817 F.3d 72 (2d Cir. 2016)
    • Franco v. Allied Interstate LLC, 602 Fed. Appx. 40 (2d Cir. 2015) — obtained reversal of district court judgment that defendant’s unaccepted Rule 68 offer mooted his individual claim in a consumer class action case
    • Franco v. Allied Interstate LLC, 718 F. App’x 1 (2d Cir. 2018)
    • Bock v. Pressler & Pressler, LLP, 254 F. Supp. 3d 724 (D.N.J. 2017)
    • Hayes v. Convergent Healthcare Recoveries, Inc., No. 14-1467, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139743 (C.D. Ill. Oct. 7, 2016)
    • Manuel, et al. v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc., C.A. No. 2:14-cv-05233- SRC-CLW (D. N.J. August 20, 2015) — $1 million national class settlement achieved for claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
    • Levins v. Healthcare Revenue Recovery Grp. LLC, 902 F.3d 274 (3d Cir. 2018)
    • Panico v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 879 F.3d 56 (3d Cir. 2018)
    • Boucher v. Fin. Sys. of Green Bay, 880 F.3d 362 (7th Cir. 2018)
  • Professional and Community Involvement
    • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
    • National Consumer Law Center, Donor
    • Public Citizen, Donor
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