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Craig C. Marchiando

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Craig C. Marchiando

Craig has been a protecting consumers’ rights nationwide for more than 15 years, focusing his practice on lawsuits brought under consumer-protection statutes like the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He helps consumers enforce their rights regarding not only the inaccuracies that pervade credit and background-check reports, but also as to reporting companies’ and employers’ failures to abide by the law in selling and using those reports. He also has represented clients with problems relating to identity theft, mortgages, and disputes with auto sellers and finance companies.

Litigating mainly class-action cases, Craig has represented thousands of consumers in successfully obtaining millions in benefits for class members and has been appointed class counsel by numerous courts across the country. He is licensed to practice law in four states, and maintains a national practice.

As a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, Craig assists in educating other lawyers on all aspects of consumer litigation, from discovery, to raising and briefing key issues, and through settlement value and case resolution. He also serves as NACA’s Chair for Virginia, a position he has held since 2018.

Before joining Consumer Litigation Associates, Craig practiced complex and class-action litigation for ten years at one of the country’s most-successful boutique firms. There, he developed extensive knowledge of the FCRA as well as class-action procedure, having handled nearly every aspect of consumer class actions from intake, to drafting complaints and discovery, successfully defeating dispositive motions, obtaining class certification, valuing cases, and negotiating settlements.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Houston, M.B.A.
  • Texas Tech University, B.A.

Distinctions

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Virginia Chair, 2018 to present
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Class Actions and Mass Torts, 2013 and 2014

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida State Bar, 2018
  • Virginia State Bar, 2015
  • California State Bar, 2012
  • Texas State Bar, 2004
  • U.S.D.C., Western District of Texas, 2021
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Florida, 2020
  • U.S.D.C., Middle District of Florida, 2018
  • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Virginia, 2015
  • U.S.D.C., Central District of California, 2013
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of California, 2013
  • U.S.D.C., District of Wisconsin, 2010
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Texas, 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Course Developer, National Association of Consumer Advocates’ FCRA eCourse, presented beginning April 2021
  • Punitive Damages, presented at the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ 2020 Spring Training, May 2020
  • The ABCs of Class Actions, presented at the National Consumer Law Center’s 24th Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, November 12–15, 2015