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Firm Overview and History

The practice groups forming our Firm have been together since 1997 and grown through the leadership of David Israel. Dave guided the Firm from its geographic footprint of just one New Orleans office to include offices in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Flemington (NJ), Los Angeles, Montrose (CO), metro-New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Tampa.

Most often known as The Sessions Firm, our attorneys, practice areas, and levels of service have not changed with our new name- Sessions, Israel & Shartle, LLC.

In fact, with our new name, nothing has changed except the recognition given to our latest named partner, Bryan Shartle. Bryan started his legal career with us as a second-year law clerk to become one of the premier consumer defense attorneys in the country.

We continue to provide legal services on a nationwide basis:

Appellate Practice

Bankruptcy Law

Business & Transactions

Commercial Litigation

Compliance & Regulatory

Consumer Defense

Employment Law

Energy

Latin American Business Services

Licensing

Securities Litigation

Our Consumer Defense Section is led by Bryan Shartle and Dayle Van Hoose, along with guidance from our Senior Partner, David Israel. This group of attorneys is the largest practice group in the country dedicated to defending debt collectors, debt buyers, servicers, creditors, and other financial institutions in consumer litigation.

Kevin Barreca, Elizabeth Blanco, and David Clouston manage the Employment Law Section, where we defend employers in labor disputes and litigation alleging violations of state or federal law. These lawyers also provide critical legal advice and HR assistance to employers.

Led by James Schultz and David Israel, the Compliance & Regulatory Section answers and responds to compliance-related questions and respond to complaints, subpoenas, requests for information, investigations, and enforcement actions from federal and state regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Attorneys General, and state and municipal licensing authorities.

With a team of 16 paralegals and 3 attorneys, the Licensing Section is managed by David Israel and Lilian Wise. This group provides advice regarding licensing requirements and assists clients in obtaining their needed licensing for their debt collector, loan servicing, or debt buyer business.

Harold Aucoin heads our Business & Transactions Section, where we assist clients with any corporate work, contracts, and business transactions.

David Clouston oversees our Securities Litigation Section, where we handle claims involving broker-dealers, clearing firms, brokers and customers in federal and state courts across the country and before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

We are proud of our diversity as a Firm and our 23+ year commitment to clients.


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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    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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  • 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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