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James A. Francis

James A. Francis

Francis & Mailman, P.C.

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Since 1998, Jim Francis has focused his practice in consumer protection litigation, with a particular emphasis in fair credit reporting and consumer class actions.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. 

In 2015, Mr. Francis was ranked one of the Top 100 lawyers in Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a distinction he has been awarded 5 times.  He has been regularly ranked one of the Top 100 Superlawyers in Philadelphia since 2004.

Mr. Francis has been at the forefront of FCRA litigation for over 15 years, serving as counsel to some of largest FCRA recoveries in history and handling many of the most cutting edge FCRA cases.  He argued the seminal FCRA case of Cortez v. Trans Union before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has been certified to serve as Class counsel in over 40 consumer class actions, and has been trial counsel in two class actions to successful plaintiff’s verdicts.

In October of 2014, Mr. Francis was selected as one of a small group of nationally recognized plaintiffs' lawyers and featured in Law 360's “Titans of the Plaintiff's Bar” series.  He regularly lectures on the FCRA for both the plaintiff’s and defense bar, and has published articles on the subject as well.  He has appeared on various news programs including the Today Show and PBS NewsHour to discuss consumer-related issues, and was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s biographical “Question & Answer” segment in February of 2009.  

As a result of his commitment to consumer justice, in May of 2014, Mr. Francis was presented with the Equal Justice Award by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.

James A. Francis is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, New York, NY
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, May 07, 2018, Chicago, IL
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, Cleveland, OH
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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