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:
Business & Transactions
Compliance & Regulatory
Latin American Business Services
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.