Bryan C. Shartle

Bryan C. Shartle

Bryan C. Shartle is one of the two managing partners of the Firm and assists in the management of the Firm’s 10 offices. 

Bryan specializes in representing collection agencies, debt buyers, student loan servicers, banks, credit issuers, financial institutions, and telemarketers.  He has extensive experience in consumer litigation, including claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the myriad of state consumer laws.  He has been the lead attorney in several landmark decisions involving the collection industry.  Due to his expertise and trial experience, Bryan has been retained by clients to handle consumer cases and arbitrations throughout the United States.  He is also approved counsel for several large insurance companies.

Following his 2001 graduation from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was one of only a few whose work was published in the Louisiana Law Review, Bryan served as a law clerk for The Honorable Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll of the Louisiana Supreme Court.  After finishing his clerkship, Bryan joined the Firm and helped grow the consumer defense practice group into the largest practice in the country dedicated solely to protecting collection agencies, debt buyers, student loan servicers, banks, credit issuers, financial institutions, and telemarketers.

Bryan has special expertise in complex litigation and consumer class actions and has defended hundreds of class actions involving many hundreds of millions of dollars in exposure.  He has assisted clients in settling consumer claims on a class-wide basis and is very familiar with the requirements of class certification.  He has handled multidistrict litigation and was designated as coordinating counsel for over 150 consumer-related lawsuits filed in California state court.

Bryan also assists clients with compliance, regulatory, bankruptcy, and licensing issues.  He has represented clients in CFPB readiness assessments and enforcement actions and is familiar with many of the employment issues affecting the collection industry. 

In addition to leading the Consumer Defense Section and Bankruptcy Law Section, Bryan also leads the Appellate Practice Section.  Bryan has significant appellate experience and has represented clients in appeals before 8 of the 13 federal circuit courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

Bryan is a regular presenter for ACA International and RMA International, both international trade organizations for credit and collection professionals.  Bryan has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the country and often publishes and edits articles through the Firm’s website and alerts.  Bryan has served as the Louisiana MAP State Chair Representative for ACA International and on several occasions has been retained by various trade organizations to assist in litigation involving important industry issues.

In his spare time, Bryan likes to stay active and enjoys travelling and the outdoors.  He has completed several ultra-marathons and difficult hikes and climbs over the years.  Recently, Bryan trekked into Everest Base Camp and climbed Mt. Rainier.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Law Clerk for The Honorable Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Moot Court Board
  • Robert Lee Tullis Finalist
  • Published in Louisiana Law Review

Contact Information

Metairie Office
Lakeway Two, Suite 200
3850 North Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

Direct: (504) 846-7917
Cell: (985) 768-0252
Office: (504) 828-3700
Fax: (504) 828-3737

Email: bshartle@sessions.legal


Education

  • Juris Doctor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1997)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Louisiana State Courts

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