About Our Firm

Fighting for
Data Privacy, Accuracy and Consumer Rights
For Over 25 Years

2020
The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers — Financial Service
2019
Co-Recipients of Frankie Muse Freeman Top Pro Bono Law Firm Award
2019
The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers — Financial Service

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What Others Say About Us

I was absolutely impressed and between [Leonard Bennett's] knowledge and friendly demeanor would wholeheartedly recommend him for any services.
– Drake Sheffield, ★★★★★ Review
I don't think "miracle" is the proper word to describe the service that CLA provided me, but I can't think of a better description for it.
– Darrell Harrah, ★★★★★ Review

Attorney Spotlight

Leonard A. Bennett's Profile Image
Leonard Bennett has been a trial attorney and consumer advocate since 1994 in Newport News, Virginia. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), on the National Consumer Law Center’s Partner’s Council, and a Williamsburg Society member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Thomas D. Domonoske's Profile Image
After practicing law in California starting in 1990, in 1991 he moved to North Carolina and taught classes at the University of North Carolina Law School. Mr. Domonoske then practiced as a legal aid lawyer with the Virginia Legal Aid Society in its Farmville office from 1993 to 1996. From July 1996 through August 2000, he taught as a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law. While teaching at Duke Law School, he maintained a small consumer law practice in Virginia. Since August 2000, Mr. Domonoske has been back in the practice of consumer law in Virginia. In July 2016 he joined Consumer Litigation Associates.
Craig C. Marchiando's Profile Image
Craig Marchiando focuses his practice on representing consumers in lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Craig helps consumers win relief from not only the inaccuracies that pervade credit and job-related background reports, but also from reporting companies' and employers' failures to abide by the FCRA in creating and using those reports. Litigating mainly class-action cases, he has represented thousands of consumers in successfully obtaining benefits under the FCRA's broad protections and has been appointed class counsel by numerous courts across the country.
Kevin A. Dillon's Profile Image
Kevin Dillon is a passionate advocate for the rights of consumers. He joined Consumer Litigation Associates in 2018 to continue to protect these important rights. Kevin focuses his practice in consumer protection, using both federal and state law to advance the rights of consumers. His cases involve the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Virginia Consumer Protection Act, among others. He also oversees the administration of some of the firm’s class settlements.
Amy Austin's Profile Image
Amy Austin is an experienced litigator with over 20 years of trial experience, focusing on federal court litigation. Before joining Consumer Litigation Associates, she ran a solo law practice that handled complex criminal matters in federal court. Amy has handled over 900 cases in the Eastern District of Virginia, including over 15 jury trials. As lead counsel, Amy handled every aspect of a case, including pretrial motions, discovery, investigation, trial, and appeal. Prior to opening her own law practice, she served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Richmond, practicing exclusively in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Success Stories

CLA represented a class of approximately 1,105 employees and applicants challenging JRK’s obtaining and using of background checks. The case went to trial before a jury and resulted in a class settlement of $375,000 during trial.