- Created: Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:54
Webb’s City. Green Benches. Green Devils. Some things are quintessential St. Petersburg. It is with great pleasure that LeavenLaw and its shareholders welcome back to St. Pete one of its own to practice law. Consumer class-action lawyer, Andrew Meyer, has joined LeavenLaw as a shareholder and will chair the firms Class Action and Appellate divisions.
St. Petersburg’s Own
Andy grew up in the northeast part of St. Petersburg, graduating from St. Petersburg High School’s International Baccalaureate program. After graduation, Andy attended The University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor and Juris Doctorate degrees. Heavily involved in UF’s Student Government, Andy met LeavenLaw managing shareholder, Ian Leavengood, at the University of Florida, where both were honored as UF Hall of Fame inductees and tapped as members of Florida’s oldest leadership honorary, Florida Blue Key.
After graduating law school, Andy has spent a career litigating civil matters. Prior to joining LeavenLaw, Andy has had a varied work experience. Whether as an associate at Carlton Fields, a law clerk for Judge Altenbernd at the Second District Court of Appeal, or a class-action attorney at James Hoyer or Morgan & Morgan, Andy has spent his legal career analyzing, managing and litigating complex civil litigation matters.
What it means for you at LeavenLaw
As consumer advocates, the attorneys at LeavenLaw have spent almost four decades helping Florida’s consumers dealing with problems associated with credit, debt and deceptive and unfair trade practices. Andy’s experience in building a national class-action practice at Morgan & Morgan is a perfect fit and welcomed advocacy for LeavenLaw’s clients . . . all provided at no additional out-of-pocket cost.
As a class-action litigator, Andy has built an impressive resume. Included in his achievements are being appointed as lead counsel in dozens of class actions and being named co-lead counsel in a national, multi-district litigation (MDL) panel focused on violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Other significant class-action cases Andy has litigated:
- DeHoyos v. Allstate Insurance Company, Civil Action No. 5:01-1010 (Western District of Texas)
- Healey v. Allianz Life Insurance Company, Civil Action No. 2:05-8908 (Central District of California)
- Hill v. Countrywide, Case No. A-0178441 (Texas 58th District Court, Jefferson County)
- In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Misc. No. 08-ML-0511-PLF (District Court for the District of Columbia)
- In Re: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS “MMS” Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2116 (Eastern District of Louisiana); Steering Committee
Andy Meyer and Ian Leavengood have already worked together on class-action cases while Andy was at Morgan & Morgan. In Lieber v. Bank of America, N.A., Andy and Ian argued that Bank of America violated the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) when it sent a form debt collection letter to individual in the State of Florida who was faced with losing their homes in a potential foreclosure. The Lieber case has been resolved on a class action basis. http://www.lieberboaclasssettlement.com/ It was the re-connection and results that they achieved together in several consumer class actions that, in part, convinced Andy to return home and join LeavenLaw.
Currently, LeavenLaw has identified over 40 consumer class-action cases to litigate on behalf of Florida’s consumers, ranging from unlawful debt collection to unfair credit reporting to data breach and invasions of privacy. LeavenLaw takes these cases on a contingency basis, meaning if LeavenLaw does not prevail on behalf of its clients and the classes they seek to represent, LeavenLaw is not paid. If you have been treated unfairly and think that others have been potentially victimized as well, please do not hesitate to contact LeavenLaw to discuss your case.
LeavenLaw is a civil litigation firm that represents consumers in matters related to unfair debt collection, credit reporting, bankruptcy, collection defense, mortgage foreclosure, and short sales as well personal injury and criminal defense. If you have been injured, victimized or unfairly treated or deceived, please feel free to contact LeavenLaw to consider your case at a free initial consultation. www.LeavenLaw.com 1-855-Leaven-Law (855-532-8365).