Adam G. Taub & Associates Consumer Law Group, PLC is fully committed to consumer protection. Since opening our doors in 1998, we have been fully devoted to helping Michigan consumers in their battles against abusive debt collectors, crooked auto dealers, credit bureaus, and other companies that cheat consumers. Many clients come to us feeling helpless against these powerful forces, only to leave with the full confidence that, with our team on their side, they will be able to fight back.
The firm's litigation practice focuses on the representation of consumers, individually and in class actions, in their disputes with merchants, banks, credit card companies, credit bureaus, debt collectors, mortgage companies and auto dealers. The practice is mostly federal litigation involving the Truth-in-Lending Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as well as the applicable regulations and analogous state laws. Recently, the firm has started to defend lawsuits filed by banks, credit card companies and debt buyers against consumers. Many of these cases have a range of substantive defenses of which the consumer is hardly ever aware including statute of limitations defenses, standing to sue defenses, and challenges to the amount the creidtor claims is due and owing.
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Adam G. Taub has more than 16 years of experience in consumer law.
My firm has litigated several class action lawsuits which were certified including Webb v. Westborn Chrysler, Case No. 03-71077 (E.D. Mich.); Ard v. Equipax, Case No. 02-73674,(E.D. Mich.); Flowers v. Mel Farr Motors, Inc., Case No. 01-72528 (E.D. Mich.);Flowers v. Mel Farr Motors, Inc., Case No. 01-72528 (Oakland Co. Cir. Ct.); Daniel v. Bill Snethkamp, Inc., 00-019252-CK.(Wayne Co. Cir. Ct.); Sivla v. Haynes Furniture, Case No. 3:04cv325 (E.D. Va.). In addition, my firm litigated or is involved in litigating several other class action lawsuits, including Malik v. DTE Energy Company, Case No.08-10359 (E.D. Mich.); Williams v. MBNA Bank, N.A., Case No. 06-13910 (E.D. Mich.); Martin v. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., Case No. 08-11342 (E.D. Mich.); Gao Liang v. Mary Jane M. Elliot, P.C., Case No. 08-11340 (E.D. MI); Busley v. Henderson Glass, Inc., Case No.: 08-1144 (E.D. Mich.); Busley v. Windmill Truck Stop, Case No.: 08-1145 (W.D. Mich.); and Rapp v. HT Rest NYC, LLC, Case No. 08-10002 (S.D. N.Y) and Malik v.Card works Servicing, LLC, 09-12919 (E.D. Mich)
Leaders in Consumer Law
Adam G. Taub & Associates Consumer Law Group, PLC is one of Michigan's leaders in consumer protection law, and we take our responsibilities as leaders seriously. Our attorneys regularly provide training services to fellow attorneys free of charge in order to ensure that consumers have high quality legal representation
available throughout the state and throughout the country. We also accept many referrals from lawyers who need the benefit of our knowledge and experience.
We accept cases from pro bono panels in the State of Michigan and we provide community outreach training on issues of consumer interest. We have also been involved in many public initiatives on behalf of consumers, including testifying before the Michigan legislature in favor of pro-consumer bills.
Adam G. Taub has been a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates since 1998 and I am the current Chair of the State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section where I served as the council secretary from 2004 until 2005 and as a regular council member since 2003.
Mr. Taub has written the following published articles: How-To Kit: Write an Effective Reinvestigation Letter Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, July 14, 2005; Focus on Auto Fraud: Crooked Car Dealers â Some Favorite Tricks, The Consumer Advocate, Volume 10, No 4, October, 2004; More Autofraud Scams: Prevalent Tricks of the Trade, Consumer Law Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 2, September, 2004; Yo-Yo Sales: The Predatory Practice of Unscrupulous Car Dealers, Consumer Law Newsletter, Volume 8 Issue 2, August 2003; Auto Litigation Expert to Address Section Annual Meeting, Consumer Law Newsletter, Volume 8 Issue No.2, August, 2003; National Lending Law Expert to Address Annual Meeting of the Consumer and Elder Law Sections, Volume 7 Issue No.2, September, 2002; Can Consumers be Forced into Binding Arbitration?, Consumer Law Newsletter, Volume 6 Issue No.2, August, 2001.
Mr. Taub has provided training to lawyers and judges as follows: Autofraud Primer, Michigan Poverty Law Center, August 22, 2008, Lansing, Michigan; Basic Training FCRA, Michigan Poverty Law Center, October 15, 2007, Lansing, Michigan; Defending Debt Deficiency Cases, Michigan Poverty Law Center, October 15, 2007, Lansing, Michigan; Repossessions, Michigan Poverty Law Center, October 15, 2007; Lansing, Michigan; Buy Here, Pay Here Sue Here, NCLC Conference, Miami, Florida, November 6, 2006; Debt Collection in District Court: Panel Discussion with Michael Buckles and Hon. Stephen Cooper, State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section Annual Meeting, September 14, 2006; JAG Consumer Law Training Seminar, March, 2006, Pearl Harbor, HI; Warning Regarding Autofraud Scams Directed at the Military, 2005 Auto Fraud Symposium, Naval Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic and National Association of Consumer Advocates, April 27, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia; Update to the Fair Credit Reporting Act: FACTA Amendments, Michigan Poverty Law Center Road Show, March 24, 2005, Lansing, Michigan; Fifty Tips on Litigating an Auto fraud case, National Consumer Law Center presentation at the annual conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2004; How to Handle Your Debts, National Legal Aid and Defender presentation to the State of Michigan MichWorks, Southgate, Michigan. September 14, 2004; Fighting Predatory Auto Scams, Committee on Regional Training for Michigan Poverty Law Program, Ohio State Legal Services Association, and Legal Aid of West Virginia. Advanced Substantive Law Consumer Training Session, Cleveland, Ohio. May 7, 2004; Putting all the Pieces Together in a Successful Auto Fraud Case, Committee on Regional Training for Michigan Poverty Law Program, Ohio State Legal Services Association, and Legal Aid of West Virginia. Advanced Substantive Law Consumer Training Session, Cleveland, Ohio, May 7, 2004; The State of Consumer Law in Michigan; Introduction of Thomas Domonoske, Consumer Law Section Annual Meeting, State Bar of Michigan, September 2003; Investigation in Auto Fraud Cases, National Association of Consumer Advocates Midyear Conference on Autofraud, Cleveland, Ohio, April, 2003; Autofraud: Finding Causes of Action, Michigan Poverty Law Center Road Show, February, 2004, Lansing, Michigan; Car Dealer Litigation, Michigan Poverty Law Center Road Show, May, 2003, Lansing, Michigan; Identity Theft â What You need to Know, National Association of Women Business Owners, Belleville, Michigan, February, 2002; The Fair Credit Reporting Act, Michigan Poverty Law Center Road Show, June, 2001, St. Ignace, Michigan; Proper Limits of Arbitration in Consumer Cases, Consumer Law Section Annual Meeting, State Bar of Michigan, September 2001.
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18930 W 10 Mile Rd Ste 2500
Southfield MI 48075