Attorneys

John Albanese

Shareholder

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.

Sylvia Bolos

Senior Counsel

Sylvia Bolos is a consumer protection attorney who represents consumers against credit reporting agencies when those agencies maintain inaccurate information in consumer credit files.  In addition to the Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, Ms. Bolos has also successfully represented consumers against debt collection and robodialing abuse and represented consumer interests against creditors for truth in […]

E. Michelle Drake

Executive Shareholder

E. Michelle Drake is a Executive Shareholder in the Firm’s Minneapolis office. With career settlements and verdicts valued at more than $150 million, Michelle has had great success in a wide variety of cases.

Joe Hashmall

Senior Counsel

Joe Hashmall, Senior Counsel, 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.

Ariana B. Kiener

Associate

Ariana B. Kiener is an Associate in the Firm’s Minneapolis office and practices in the Firm’s Consumer Protection group, where she works primarily on class actions. Ari represents consumers in a wide range of cases, but focuses her practice on representing consumers who have been harmed by inaccurate background checks and credit reports.

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.

Sophia Rios

Associate

Sophia Rios is an associate in the Firm’s San Diego office and practices in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust practice groups.

Chris Wehr

Counsel

Chris Wehr is a consumer protection attorney in the Firm’s Minneapolis Office. Mr. Wehr focuses his practice on helping consumers who have been denied jobs or housing due to inaccurate criminal history information reporting in their employment/tenant background check reports. He also assists consumers who have been denied credit due to inaccurate information reporting in […]

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