Attorney Brett Freeman has devoted his career to helping those who are having financial difficulties, and to making sure that those individuals are treated fairly by a system which sometimes seems rigged against them. One of the biggest disadvantages that consumers face when trying to defend their rights under consumer protection statutes is the daunting experience of facing the lawyers who represent large banks and other corporations. Brett is thrilled to be part of a law firm that can help even this otherwise unlevel playing field and provide consumers with a fair process to vindicate their rights.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brett attended Penn State University, and he is still an avid fan of the Nittany Lions football team. Brett attended law school at the Indiana University Mauer School of Law, which he graduated from with honors. Shortly thereafter, Brett returned to Pennsylvania to begin his legal career. The vast majority of Brett’s legal practice focuses on suing creditors, debt collectors, or other entities for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Through these lawsuits, Brett has been able to obtain millions of dollars in settlements or judgments for his clients.
At Sabatini Freeman, LLC, Brett has been able to help shape the landscape of consumer protection litigation. One of his first cases involved whether a consumer who initially provided permission for a creditor to call her was able to subsequently revoke that permission when she started receiving dozens of telephone calls. While the result may seem obvious now, this case ultimately had to be decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and this was the first case which held that permission could ultimately be taken away.
Brett was also the driving force in bringing a first-in-the-nation lawsuit regarding the time-limit for a consumer to dispute a credit card charge after a scammer stole credit card information. Again, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Brett’s client, and issued a decision which could help the hundreds of thousands of people who are victims of credit card fraud each year.
When he is not working, Brett can often be found playing golf, participating in competitive strategy games, and spending time with his family, including his two children. He also enjoys kayaking, reading, and watching sports.
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Barbato v. Greystone All., LLC, 916 F.3d 260 (3d Cir. 2019)
- Orn v. Alltran Financial, L.P., 779 Fed.Appx. 996 (3d Cir. 2019)
- Krieger v. Bank of Am., N.A., 890 F.3d 429 (3d Cir. 2018)
- Daubert v. NRA Grp., LLC, 861 F.3d 382 (3d Cir. 2017)
- Evankavitch v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 793 F.3d 355 (3d Cir. 2015)
- Gager v. Dell Fin. Servs., LLC, 727 F.3d 265 (3d Cir. 2013)
- California Coast University v. Aleckna, 2019 WL 4072405 (M.D. Pa. August 28, 2019)
- Chromey-Bullock v. Radius Global Solutions, LLC, 2019 WL 3765577 (M.D. Pa. August 9, 2019)
- Angulo v. Tarapchak, 2018 WL 4096294 (M.D. Pa. August 28, 2018)
- Guevara v. Constar Financial Services, LLC, 2018 WL 2981274 (M.D. Pa. June 14, 2018)
- Elaine v. Credit Control, LLC, 2018 WL 1705959 (E.D. Pa. April 9, 2018)
- In re Richner, 2018 WL 1165759 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. March 1, 2018)
- Balon v. Enhanced Recovery Co., Inc., 264 F. Supp. 3d 597 (M.D. Pa. 2017)
- National Association of Consumer Advocates
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Lackawanna County Bar Association