Gregory T. Armstrong, Practice Group Director
Peter Lin-Tsai, (LITC) Tax Clinic Director
Charles Appel, Bankruptcy Attorney
Barak Berlin, Consumer Staff Attorney II
Charles Appel, Bankruptcy Staff Attorney II
Nic Villa, Consumer Staff Attorney II
Erik Oh, Consumer Staff Attorney I
Melinda Escobar, Consumer Paralegal II
Uriel "Rudy" De La Torre, Tax Paralegal II
Anna Sanchez, Tax Staff Attorney I
Erica Illingworth, Consumer Legal Secretary
The consumer team includes specialized bankruptcy and tax staff. If you would like to learn more about our tax and bankruptcy services, click here.
The Consumer Practice Group works to close the “Justice Gap” for low-income people in the Inland Empire. The “Justice Gap” is the difference between the legal needs of low-income people and the resources needed to meet those needs.
Most low-income people who get sued wind up with judgments because they can’t afford a lawyer to help them.
The Consumer Practice Group may be able to help you for free by answering your lawsuit and force the debt collector to prove they own your debt. If the debt collector can’t prove their case, we may be able to get your case settled or even dismissed.
If you are low income and/or over 60 and you have been sued for one of these debts:
- Credit card,
- Medical bills,
- Student loan,
- Identity theft,
- Auto repossession,
- and/or other consumer debts,
- and/or if any of the above happened while you or a family member were on active duty.
Call us today at (888)245-4257 or apply online.
Don’t wait, you usually have 30 days to answer a lawsuit after you receive it.
We may also be able to help you if:
You are the victim of Financial Elder Abuse
You received a HERO or PACE loan to fix your house and/or install solar panels and now you have a tax lien you can’t pay.