Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Jim Francis

By Allison Grande (October 3, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT) -- When he returned to campus for his senior year of college, Jim Francis discovered that mail forwarding had failed, leaving him with a bill that was long overdue. His subsequent struggle to remove the blemish from his credit report spurred him to create a consumer litigation practice that has been racking up groundbreaking decisions in fair credit reporting law for nearly two decades.

Since launching Philadelphia-based Francis & Mailman PC with a close friend and former classmate in 1998, Francis has played a vital role in shaping case law under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar consumer protection statutes. He...

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