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
1545 Hotel Circle South
Suite 150
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
141 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 3550
Chicago, Illinois 60604

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. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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

  • California

    San Diego

    1545 Hotel Circle South
    Suite 150
    San Diego, California 92108

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

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    Los Angeles

    311 Monte Vista
    Irvine, California 92602

    T: 714-485-7342

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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

    141 W. Jackson Blvd
    Suite 3550
    Chicago, Illinois 60604

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

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  • Indiana

    Indianapolis

    201 N Illinois St
    Suite Tower, Suite 1600
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

    T: (463) 230-7548
    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

    Buffalo

    6225 Sheridan Drive
    Suite 308
    Williamsville, New York 14221

    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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  • RMA
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV 2020