Consumer Advocate Law

consumer-lawConsumer law involves all of the regulations and statutes that seek to create a more equitable balance for consumers in the marketplace and prevent sellers from using dishonest tactics. A consumer is any individual who purchases goods or services, which may be sold by manufacturers, wholesalers, or retailers.

Both state and federal laws play a role in regulating consumer law. These laws range from prohibiting false advertising and imposing product safety measures to regulating debt collection practices and protecting consumers’ identifying information. These areas include the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or a violation of Business and Professions Code section 17200. Consumers often find themselves needing legal help after falling victim to an online scam, purchasing a car or other product without being told of hidden defects, or losing money in financial schemes, such as identity theft or unauthorized credit card charges. Call us today to discuss your case.