Attorneys

John Albanese

Associate

John Albanese is an Associate in the Minneapolis office. Mr. Albanese concentrates his practice on consumer protection with a focus on Fair Credit Reporting Act violations related to criminal background checks. Mr. Albanese has also prosecuted class actions related to illegal online lending, unfair debt collection, privacy breaches, and other consumer law issues.

E. Michelle Drake

Shareholder

E. Michelle Drake is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Minneapolis office. With career settlements and verdicts valued at more than $150 million, Michelle has had great success at a young age and in a wide variety of cases. Michelle focuses her practice primarily on consumer protection, improper credit reporting, and financial services class actions.

Joe Hashmall

Associate

Joe Hashmall, an Associate, is a member of the Firm’s Consumer Protection practice group.  In that practice group, Mr. Hashmall primarily focuses on consumer class actions concerning financial and credit reporting practices.

Hans Lodge

Senior Counsel

Hans Lodge is a zealous advocate and is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers in and out of court. Hans assists consumers who have been denied jobs or housing due to inaccurate criminal history information reporting in their employment/tenant background check reports.

Elizabeth W. Peterson

Staff Attorney

Elizabeth W. Peterson is a Staff Attorney at the Firm, where she is a member of the Firm’s Consumer Protection practice group. Ms. Peterson primarily focuses on consumer class actions concerning financial and credit reporting practices.

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