Abraham "Abe" Colman is a financial services attorney in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office. Mr. Colman is a nationally recognized litigator who represents financial services companies in class actions and individual cases all across the country. His clients include credit card issuers, auto finance lenders, mortgage servicers, consumer debt buyers, collection agencies and banks.
Mr. Colman has extensive experience defending class actions and individual claims alleging statutory violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and Rees-Levering Act, among others.
In addition to his consumer financial services practice, Mr. Colman routinely represents companies facing consumer issues such as those in the health and fitness, telecommunications and hospitality industries.
Mr. Colman's depth of experience includes litigation and arbitration of class action disputes in more than 20 states throughout the nation. After a thorough analysis of the issues presented, Mr. Colman takes a very focused, aggressive and practical approach on each matter. He has obtained numerous favorable class-wide settlements or, alternatively, a dismissal of class claims and a settlement with the individual class representative only. He also has successfully defeated a number of class certification motions. Mr. Colman also takes the same approach on individual consumer cases. When reasonable settlements cannot be reached, cases are resolved via motion practice and, if necessary, are taken to trial.
Mr. Colman has developed a team of litigators across the country that work with him on these matters, which enables him to ensure consistency in approach, strategy and efficiencies in handling of the matters. In addition, he works closely with the firm's regulatory and compliance lawyers who routinely provide insight and nuances into the statutes that are asserted in the various cases.
In addition, Mr. Colman is a strategic thinker who is creative in developing approaches to the litigation that always keep the clients "end game" in mind. Clients look to him for these approaches to solve their most challenging issues.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Colman had a similar practice at a global law firm in its Los Angeles office, where he was the office managing partner for a period of time.
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