Jeff Topor has over thirty years of experience litigating in and working for federal and state courts. Since 2000, Jeff has concentrated his practice on complex litigation with an emphasis on defending creditors, finance companies (including fintech companies), debt buyers, debt collectors, and law firms and lawyers in federal and state courts against individual and putative class claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), corollary state Acts, and myriad other consumer protection statutes. He has tried cases before juries in state and federal court in California and elsewhere, has extensive experience in federal and California appellate courts, and has mediated and arbitrated scores of matters. Jeff regularly shares his knowledge at industry events. Prior to devoting his practice to defending those in the consumer financial services space, Jeff spent four years litigating antitrust class actions in California and Minnesota.
Before entering private practice, Jeff was a Staff Attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In that role, he orally presented to three-judge panels for disposition more than fifty appeals on a wide variety of civil and criminal legal issues. Additionally, as a Motions Attorney at the Court, Jeff developed particular experience in appellate motion practice, presenting hundreds of motions – both dispositive and non-dispositive – to the Court for resolution. He previously held a similar position in the Office of Staff Attorneys at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, and he also clerked for a Minnesota state trial court judge. During law school, Jeff clerked for the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, where, among other things, he had the privilege and honor of assisting in the briefing and preparation for oral argument in a matter before the United States Supreme Court.
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