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Kevin Costello

Kevin Costello

Klein Kavanagh Costello, LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Kevin Costello is a founding partner of Klein Kavanagh Costello, LLP.

Mr. Costello concentrates his practice in consumer law, civil rights, antitrust and class action work.  He is appointed by the U.S District Court as co-lead class counsel in a Multi-District Litigation suit against Chase for broken promises arising from the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”).  Mr. Costello is also part of the team of plaintiffs’ counsel challenging the blackout restrictions of Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League in class litigation in the Southern District of New York.  Prior cases have involved fighting against the practices of law firms and banks in Massachusetts that proceeded with foreclosures without holding the underlying mortgages and other consumer abuses.  Mr. Costello was also part of the team that litigated a series of cases alleging systemic racial discrimination in the mortgage lending field.

Mr. Costello is the author of several articles concerning his work and is frequently invited to make presentations on consumer law issues at conferences and symposia.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Costello was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, helping seniors navigate the health care system.  Mr. Costello has also served as a legal advocate to homeless adults at the Urban Justice Center in New York City as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, as well as a staff advocate for low-income homeowners at the Ecumenical Social Action Committee in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Mr. Costello is an honors graduate of both Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  He served as law clerk to both the Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Hon. Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


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