Drew Sarrett

Drew Sarrett has practiced consumer protection law for over ten years, successfully advocating for hundreds of consumers. He has also represented individuals in civil rights, employment, and discrimination matters. He currently focuses on individual and class-action cases under consumer protection laws like the Fair Credit Reporting Act, vindicating the rights of consumers with inaccurate credit reports or suffering mistreatment by financial services companies and debt collectors. Drew has tried cases in multiple courts and argued and won four appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia. He also has significant experience representing consumers in arbitration.

He is the Treasurer/President-Elect of the Board of Directors for Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting members of Virginia’s legal community struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Drew also serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit committed to breaking down systemic barriers that keep low-income Virginians in the cycle of poverty through advocacy, education, and litigation.

Education
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude honors
  • College of Charleston Honors College, A.B., magna cum laude honors
Distinctions
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2021
  • Significant Service Award, Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar
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Success Stories

Sanders v. Global Radar Acquisition – $3.6 million settlement
CLA resolved the FCRA claims of a class of consumers on whom Global Radar provided background checks without obtaining the appropriate certifications from the users...
Gibbs v. Rees and TCV – $50 million settlement
CLA represented a national class of consumers who borrowed money at what they believed were legal rates because of the lenders’ supposed alignment with American...
Berry v. LexisNexis Risk Management, Inc. – groundbreaking settlement
CLA represented a class of consumers against a company that claimed the FCRA did not apply to it, so it would not comply with any...
Brim v. Midland Credit Management – $723,000 FCRA jury verdict
A federal jury returned a verdict for CLA’s client Mr. Brim against debt buyer Midland Credit Management in a case where Midland attempted to collect...
Domonoske/Rivera v. Bank of America – $10 million settlement
CLA negotiated an eight-figure settlement for a class of consumers alleging Bank of America failed to meet the FCRA’s requirement that it provide certain credit...
Hargrett v. Amazon.com – $5 million settlement
CLA resolved the FCRA claims of approximately 454,000 consumers that led to one of the country’s largest employers revising its background-check procedures so they would...
Thomas v. Equifax Information Services, LLC – watershed settlement
CLA represented a class against Equifax for violations of the FCRA relating to its reporting of public records like liens and judgments. The result was...
Moody v. Ascenda USA, Inc. – $2.5 million settlement
CLA resolved claims of nearly 50,000 consumers nationwide, and leading to both defendants revising their procedures so that they would comply with the FCRA. The...
Ridenour v. Sterling Infosystems, Inc. – $5.9 million settlement
CLA represented a nationwide class of 36,002 consumers on whom Sterling sold background checks to employers. All told, a national class and a subclass of...
Gibbs v. Plain Green, LLC and Great Plains Lending, LLC – $55 million groundbreaking settlement
CLA represented classes against lenders Plain Green, LLC and Great Plains Lending, LLC for violations of federal and various state laws by (a) making and...
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Drew Sarrett
Consumer Litigation Associates

Drew Sarrett has practiced consumer protection law for over ten years, successfully advocating for hundreds of consumers. He has also represented individuals in civil rights, employment, and discrimination matters. He currently focuses on individual and class-action cases under consumer protection laws like the Fair Credit Reporting Act, vindicating the rights of consumers with inaccurate credit reports or suffering mistreatment by financial services companies and debt collectors. Drew has tried cases in multiple courts and argued and won four appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia. He also has significant experience representing consumers in arbitration.

He is the Treasurer/President-Elect of the Board of Directors for Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting members of Virginia’s legal community struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Drew also serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit committed to breaking down systemic barriers that keep low-income Virginians in the cycle of poverty through advocacy, education, and litigation.

Consumer Litigation Associates 763 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite 1-A Newport News, Virginia 23601 1-877-FCRA-LAW
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Firm News And Updates

Donna Winters Selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for Unsung Legal Heroes 2021
Congratulations to Donna Winters, one of our Lead Paralegals, for being selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for Unsung Legal Heroes 2021! Click the link below to learn more about the award: https://valawyersweekly.com/2021/12/23/vlw-unsung-heroes-2021/  
The National Trial Lawyers Announces Kevin Dillon as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Virginia
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Kevin Dillon of Consumer Litigation Associates, PC has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Virginia, an honor given to only a select...
National Consumer Advocates Launch Unique Online Tool – www.consumer.law – to Save Families from Financial Ruin
CLA Founding Partner, Leonard Bennett, was quoted in The Breeze article, National Consumer Advocates Launch Unique Online Tool - www.consumer.law - to Save Families from Financial Ruin