Sergei Lemberg, the firm’s founding attorney, arrived to the United States as a refugee from the former Soviet Union in 1989 at the age of 15. He attended college at Brandeis University and law school at the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining his law degree in 2001. After several years working at large firms in Boston, New York and Connecticut, Mr. Lemberg started the firm in a one-room office in Stamford, Connecticut.
As a lawyer, Mr. Lemberg has earned a reputation as a tough and tireless advocate with a passion for helping regular people fight for the compensation they deserve. He stands up to car makers, insurance companies, debt collection agencies, robocallers, and other big businesses. He has been recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” four of the last seven years. He started the firm in a one-room office 11 years ago and turned it into a leading consumer practice with more than 30 employees.
Mr. Lemberg has been interviewed about consumer law issues by many media outlets, including the New York Times, AOL, the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, ABC News, MSN, the International Business Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and Consumer Reports.
He frequently speaks at industry events, including those held by PACE (Professional Association for Customer Engagement). He presented at the National Conference on Consumer Finance (Class Actions and Litigation), which was held in January 2015 in New York.
Mr. Lemberg has been lead counsel in a number of consumer class actions. He served as co-lead counsel in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) multi-district litigation entitled, In Re: Convergent Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation (Case No. 3:13-md-02478) in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. He has been certified as class counsel in both contested proceedings and in settlement, including Duchene vs. Westlake Services, LLC (Doc. No. 140, 13-cv-01577, W.D. Pa., July 14, 2016), a TCPA class action; Brown, et al. v. Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC (Doc. No. 44, 15-cv-3509, E.D. Pa., March 24, 2016); Oberther v. Midland Credit Management (Doc. No. 90, 14-cv-30014, D. Ma. July 13, 2016); Seekamp v. It’s Huge (2012 WL 860364), an automobile fraud class action; Evon v. Mickell (688 F.3d 1015), an FDCPA class action; Butto v. Collecto, (290 F.R.D. 372), an FDCPA class action; In re Chemtura (S.D.N.Y. 09-11233), representing a class of almost 1,000 former Chemtura employees.
Mr. Lemberg co-authored the definitive compilation of form complaints in Connecticut, Connecticut Civil Complaints for Business Litigation, contributing form complaints for the Lemon Law and Auto Fraud sections.
He is a former Chair of the Consumer Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, holding that position from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Lemberg was a guest speaker at the Professional Association for Customer Engagement conference in 2014 and the National Debt Collection Forum in 2016. In both presentations, he spoke from the perspective of a consumer advocate about best practices that should be or have been adopted in the debt collection profession.
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