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Lynn Drysdale

Lynn Drysdale

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL, USA

Lynn Drysdale is a consumer protection attorney who has been with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. for over 28 years. She represents consumers in individual and class cases and engages in legislative advocacy relating to debt collection, pay day loans, “spot delivery” motor vehicle sales and financing, military pension loans, automobile title loans and mortgage servicing and origination. She teaches foreclosure defense litigation to consumer law attorneys around the state of Florida, has been a trainer for National Consumer Law Center, National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Naval Justice School and other organizations on a variety of consumer issues. 

She was Co-chairman of the Board of NACA and Chairman of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee and has been a contributing writer for the NCLC practice manuals and co-authored The Two-Tiered Consumer Financial Services Marketplace: The Fringe Banking System and its Challenge to Current Thinking About The Role of Usury Laws in Today’s Society, a law review article for the South Carolina Law Review, with distinguished consumer advocate, Kathleen Keest, Esquire. She is presently a member of the Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee and was also a member of the Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee. She testified before the United States Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in its “Review of the Department of Defense’s Report on Predatory Lending Practices Directed at Members of the Armed Forces and Their Dependents” in September, 2006 and before the same Senate Committee on July 19, 2011 relating to “Enhanced Consumer Financial Protections, After the Financial Crisis.”  She has also testified twice at Federal Trade Commission workshops in Washington D.C. relating to debt collection and once before the Federal Reserve Board at its hearing regarding the Home Ownership Equity Protection Act in Atlanta, Georgia.  She testifies annually before the Florida House of Representatives and Senate.

She was awarded the 2001 National Consumer Law Center’s Vern Countryman Consumer Law Award and the 2014 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year as named by the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee. She is presently an adjunct consumer law professor at the University of Florida, College of Law.

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