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James K. Schultz

James K. Schultz

Jim's primary role is to co-manage the firm's consumer defense practice group, defending creditors, debt buyers and debt collectors in cases brought under various federal and state consumer protection laws, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

As part of the firm's national reach, Jim is admitted to state and federal courts across the country, working to create consistent and uniform application of the ever-evolving consumer protection statutes so that his clients know the rules. Jim also works with these clients to stay current on regulatory and litigation trends to stay on the leading edge of compliance.

Notable Cases/Work

  • Arwa Chiropratic v. Dr. Steven Silverman, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment, agreeing that the individual corporate officer did not have any liability for faxes allegedly sent in violation of the TCPA.
  • Taylor v. American Coradius International, a court in the Eastern District of New York granted defendant's motion to dismiss, agreeing that a collection letter properly identified the creditor, and that the validation notice was not overshadowed by the presence of multiple addresses.
  • Mata v. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, in an adversary case, the bankruptcy court in the Central District of California concluded that a debtor's student loans were exempt from discharge.
  • Galvan v. NCO Management, a court in the Northern District of Illinois entered summary judgment for defendants, concluding that there was no private right of action for the class under Illinois' licensing statute in claims brought under the FDCPA and state law.
  • Gustafson v. UAS, a court in the Central District of California entered summary judgment in defendant's favor in an FDCPA and FCRA case, agreeing that the credit reporting was accurate and the investigation into plaintiff's dispute was reasonable.

Publications and Lectures

  • Jim regularly presents at conventions and webinars to trade groups, clients and insurance companies to assist in identifying compliance best practices to reduce new cases, and mitigate the risks when cases are filed.

Contact Information

San Diego Office
1550 Hotel Circle North
Suite 260
San Diego, California 92108

Direct: (619) 296-2018
Cell: (312) 504-3485
Office: (619) 758-1891
Fax: (877) 334-0661

Email: jschultz@sessions.legal

Chicago Office
145 South Wells Street
Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Direct: (619) 296-2018
Cell: (312) 504-3485
Office: (312) 578-0990
Fax: (877) 334-0661

Email: jschultz@sessions.legal


Education

  • B.A. from Marquette University in 1993
  • J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1997

Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Nevada
  • State of Pennsylvania (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Central District, California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Michigan, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Wisconsin, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Indiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Indiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Texas

FOUNDED IN NEW ORLEANS, WE NOW SERVICE CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION

  • California

    San Diego

    1550 Hotel Circle North
    Suite 260
    San Diego, California 92108

    T: (619) 758-1891
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Colorado

    Montrose

    65010 Solar Road
    Montrose, Colorado 81403

    T: (970) 218-9086
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Florida

    Tampa

    3350 Buschwood Park Dr.
    Suite 195
    Tampa, Florida 33618

    T: (813) 890-2460
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Georgia

    Atlanta

    56 Perimeter Center East
    Suite 150 PMB 1070
    Atlanta, Georgia 30346

    T: (678) 539-6030
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Illinois

    Chicago

    145 South Wells Street
    Suite 1800
    Chicago, Illinois 60606

    T: (312) 578-0990
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Louisiana

    Metairie

    3850 North Causeway Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Metairie, Louisiana 70002

    T: (504) 828-3700
    F: (504) 828-3737

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  • New Jersey

    Flemington

    3 Cross Creek Drive
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822

    T: (908) 237-1660
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • New York

    New York

    112 W. 34th St.
    Manhattan, New York 10120

    T: (716) 636-5178
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia

    1650 Market Street
    Suite 3600
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

    T: (215) 398-1653
    F: (877) 334-0661

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  • Texas

    Dallas

    900 Jackson Street
    Suite 440
    Dallas, Texas 75202

    T: (214) 741-3001
    F: (214) 741-3098

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  • ACA
  • Brand Elite
  • RMA
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV 2020