Experience, Knowledge, Results

Our attorneys have been publicly recognized for their achievements, including recognition as the National Consumer Lawyer of the Year, Super Lawyers, and VLW Leaders in the Law.


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2017
  • NACA Award Recipients | consumeradvocates.org
    Each year as a part of NACA’s ongoing efforts to recognize excellence and outstanding service in the legal field, NACA presents a Consumer Journalism Award, Investigative Journalism Award, Consumer Attorney Award, and Consumer Advocate Award during our Annual Meeting to honor our members who have made special contributions to advancing the practice of consumer law. These individuals have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty by serving as a voice for their organizations and for consumers in the ongoing struggle to curb unfair and/or abusive business practices.
  • Best Lawyers in America (Peer Selected)
    The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983. Since then, the same tried and tested peer review process has been used consistently for more than thirty years.
  • SuperLawyer, Virginia (2010-2021) (Peer selected)
    Leonard Bennett is one of the top-rated Consumer Law attorneys in Newport News, VA. He has met the stringent Super Lawyers selection criteria.
  • The 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers | National Law Journal
    The lawyers and law firms selected this year have demonstrated repeated success in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services – Pro Bono Net
    Leonard A. Bennett of Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. is a 2020 recipient of the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award, a nationwide program that connects junior-enlisted service members in need of pro bono legal help with volunteer attorneys throughout the nation.
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (Peer nominated)
  • CLA – National Law Journal, Top Financial Services Plaintiff’s Firm in the Nation, 2019 and 2020
  • CLA was Co-recipient, Top Pro Bono Law Firm, Virginia State Bar, 2019.

Our success is recognized by the best in our field.

  • Paul Bland, Executive Director of Public Justice, “CLA is an elite consumer protection law firm. They are at the pinnacle of their field, one of the very most successful law firms in the country at representing individual consumers or classes of consumers, particularly those who’ve suffered from privacy injuries.”
  • Ira Rheingold, Executive Director, National Association of Consumer Advocates, “The work they do is on the cutting edge of consumer law and is guided by a unique passion and desire to achieve real justice for their clients and for consumers in general.”
  • Stuart Rossman, Director of Litigation of the National Consumer Law Center, “Consumer Litigation Associates is one of the most innovative, and successful, consumer advocacy practices in the United States. CLA attorneys are recognized as the leading experts in their field whose legal acumen is highly respected and appreciated within our consumer advocacy community.”

What Clients Say About Us

We were sued by a company with a long history of illegal debt collection practices in and around Virginia. Mr. Bennett was able to win against this company, giving us much needed relief from their garnishments. It is much appreciated. We highly recommend CLA!
– Maria McCoy
I hired Consumer Litigation Associates to handle an issue that I was having with one of the major credit bureaus. Consumer Litigation Associates handled my issue and concerns with professionalism and courtesy from the receptionist to my attorney C. Marchiando. My case was settled out of court with monetary compensation that I can live with. If you or someone that you know are going through unnecessary trials and tribulations with...
– Michelle Simmons
Mr. Bennett and Donna helped me a ton when I was denied credit because of inaccurate information on my credit report. The office was always so helpful and the front desk was always so nice when needing to speak to Donna constantly.
– A. McCann
CLA helped me get Justice when being declared deceased by my bank, thus, ruining my credit. I would highly recommend this company.
– Debbie Bruckart
Len Bennett and the entire Consumer Litigation Associates staff were amazing to work with. Len is truly a God-send. We fought big banks and won! Len brings deep consumer protection experience and expertise that is unmatched. I am surprised to see anything else than 5 stars for this law firm!
– J. M.
CLA and their lawyers are national-level experts in consumer protection litigation. As an attorney myself, they are simply great to work with. For consumers, they will fight to get the very best results.
– Mark Leffler
One of the best consumer law firms in the country with a history of ground-breaking results and elite advocacy. I've worked with the lawyers at Consumer Litigation Associates on many occasions as co-counsel and we have achieved some great results for out clients.
– John Albanese
Thanks so much to Amy Austin for her patience and professional advice! She made a difficult situation understandable and provided excellent advice going forward!
– Quita Tansey Collins
Very friendly and easy to work with, they go above and beyond to ensure what ever issue you have there is at least an answer or solution to the problem. I would recommend them to anyone!
– Chris Fitzpatrick
Best firm if your name was falsely reported to criminal background reporting agencies.
– Jose Rivera

Firm News And Updates

Class action settlement provides $489 million in relief to victims of illegal internet payday lenders
After three years of extensive litigation, the settlement will provide relief to approximately 555,000 consumers who were subject to illegal practices by internet payday lenders. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2022   Richmond, VA – The federal court in Richmond today gave...
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...