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Dave Philipps

Philipps & Philipps, Ltd.
Attorney
Chicago, IL
David J. Philipps is a partner in the law firm of Philipps & Philipps, Ltd., in 
southwest suburban Chicago.  David is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of 
Law and Loyola University of Chicago.  David is a founding member of the National 
Association of Consumer Advocates (1995), was the Illinois State Chair for NACA 
(2008-2013), and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2013.  In 2011, he was named 
the NACA Private Attorney of the Year and last year he received an Award of 
Excellence for Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the Northern District of Illinois and 
the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  David has lectured throughout the 
country at numerous FDCPA and class action seminars for NCLC/NACA and at 
seminars for his opponents.  His practice consists mainly of litigation for seniors and 
disabled persons who have been defrauded, or subject to illegal collection activity or 
improper credit reporting; he    has worked on and/or been appointed class counsel in 
about 185 cases, which have recovered more than $75,000,000 for defrauded or 
abused consumers.  Notable FDCPA appellate court cases litigated by David, and his 
law partner and sister, Mary, include: Gammon v. G.C. Services Limited Partnership, 27 
F.3d 1254 (7th Cir. 1994)(unsophisticated consumer); Newman v. Boehm, Pearlstein & 
Bright, Ltd., 119 F.3d 477 (7th Cir. 1997)(condo and homeowner’s association dues 
covered by FDCPA); Turner v. J.V.D.B. & Associates, Inc., 330 F.3d 991 (7th Cir. 
2003)(no intent as to false statements); Horkey v. J.V.D.B. & Associates, Inc., 333 F3d 
769 (7th Cir. 2003)(calls at work and profanity); Chuway v. NAFS, Inc., 362 F.3d 944 
(7th Cir. 2004)(amount of debt); Randolph v. IMBS, Inc., 368 F.3d 726,728-730 (7th Cir. 
2004)(bankruptcy code does not preclude FDCPA); McMillan v. Collection 
Professionals, Inc., 455 F.3d 754 (7th Cir. 2006)(implying consumer was dishonest is 
actionable); and, Evory v. RJM Acquisitions Funding LLC, 505 F.3d 769 (7th Cir. 
2007)(false statements made to consumer’s attorney are actionable and limited-time 
settlement offer collection letters are actionable).  
Mary E. Philipps is a partner in the law firm of Philipps & Philipps, Ltd., in 
southwest suburban Chicago.  Mary is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of 
Law and Northwestern University, and earned an LL.M. from the Universität Bielefeld in 
Germany in German Civil Law.  Mary has been a member of the NACA since 2005.  Her 
practice consists mainly of litigation for seniors and disabled persons who have been 
defrauded, or subject to illegal collection activity or improper credit reporting; she has 
worked on and/or been appointed class counsel in about 185 cases, which have 
recovered more than $75,000,000 for defrauded or abused consumers.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 21
 

2:30pm PDT