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 lending and equal credit opportunity act violations.
Ms. Bolos believes in holding bad actors responsible for their misdeeds. Before joining the Firm, Ms. Bolos was a Senior Associate at a consumer rights law firm in Michigan and for six years she represented consumers that were victims of identity theft and inaccurate credit reporting, harassed by debt collectors, robodialed by third parties, and discriminated against by creditors. She also worked with consumers to identify the numerous fraudulent activities engaged in by auto dealerships and represented several consumers to secure monetary relief for their harm. During her career, Ms. Bolos has represented consumers in matters involving violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and their Michigan analog statutes.
Ms. Bolos grew up in Metro Detroit and earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Accounting from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan. Ms. Bolos spent several years as an Accountant and later as a Budget Analyst for the Department of Defense’s Tank Armament command in Michigan. She then attended Wayne State University Law School in Detroit Michigan and took a serious interest in civil rights and consumer issues, in particular, the impact of the 2008 mortgage crisis on Detroiters. During her time at Wayne State Law School, Ms. Bolos interned for then-Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan Federal Court. She also completed extensive mediation and negotiation coursework and mediated many disputes for the Macomb County Mediation Center.
Ms. Bolos is admitted to practice law in the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Eastern and Western District Courts of Michigan, and the Northern District of Illinois. She is an active member of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan and for many years she was the co-chair for the New Lawyers sub-committee. Ms. Bolos is regularly invited to speak at consumer protection conferences, including the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, the Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Conference. She has also repeatedly spoken at the New Lawyers Seminar for the Eastern District of Michigan and she has provided Fair Credit Reporting Act training to many consumer protection attorneys through her former consulting firm.
Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan