Charity A. Olson concentrates her practice in the area of consumer financial litigation and specializes in the defense of individual and class action claims stemming from alleged violations of debt collection, credit reporting and other consumer protection statutes.� She also handles complaints involving the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state attorney generals and licensing boards and is skilled in handling civil investigative demands and other regulatory inquiries related to debt collection practices.� Her clients include lending institutions, loan servicers, credit card issuers, health care providers, debt purchasers, collection law firms and third-party collection agencies located throughout the United States.�Ms. Olson received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and obtained her law degree, magna cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to forming Olson Law Group, Ms. Olson worked as an attorney at Plunkett Cooney, one of the largest and most respected law firms in Michigan. �During her tenure at Plunkett Cooney, Ms. Olson handled commercial and banking litigation and founded the firm�s Consumer Financial Litigation Practice Group before forming the Olson Law Group.Ms. Olson is a member attorney of ACA International � The Association of Credit and Collections Professionals � and serves as ACA�s state compliance chair for the State of Michigan. She is also a past president and current board member of the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies, for which she also serves as National Legislative Chair. Ms. Olson frequently lectures on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act and serves as outside compliance counsel to various accounts receivable management firms nationwide. In this capacity, Ms. Olson is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of collection programs designed to maximize recovery while minimizing legal exposure and overall risk.
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