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Chicago, IL 60601
David J. Kaminski
Carlson & Messer LLP
David Kaminski is a partner at the law firm of Carlson & Messer LLP, a Los Angeles-based civil litigation defense firm. Mr. Kaminski’s practice specializes in the defense of collection agencies and creditors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and related state and federal consumer protection statutes. He has successfully represented clients throughout the United States and practices in all state and federal courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Kaminski has extensive experience in multi-district and class action litigation with emphasis on the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and state invasion of privacy and recording act claims. Mr. Kaminski also consults with clients on compliance and training and has developed policies and procedures to minimize the risk of liabilities for the debt collection industry.
Mr. Kaminski was retained by the ACA International to coordinate the defense strategies in the TCPA class action lawsuit, Leckler v. CashCall, in which a U.S. District Court in California sought to invalidate a 2008 FCC Order which favored the debt collection industry. Mr. Kaminski successfully assisted in overturning the Court’s erroneous decision. He was also one of the coordinating defense attorneys in the mass TCPA litigation entitled, Kinder Coordinated Litigation involving over 150 TCPA lawsuits filed in the California State Courts.
Mr. Kaminski has lectured on such topics as the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, recording act claims, class action strategies in State and Federal cases, trends in consumer litigation, risk management issues, and other related topics throughout the United States for the ACA International, the California Association of Collectors and its chapters, the Commercial Law League of America, the California Creditors Bar Association, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, Accounts Recovery Summit, Contact Center Compliance, and DAKCS Software Systems, Inc. Mr. Kaminski has also been a long-time lecturer for the California Continuing Education of the Bar.