Cary L. Flitter, Esq.

Cary L. Flitter, Esq.: Attorney with Flitter Milz, P.C.
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Biography

Cary Flitter is a highly respected expert in consumer law. Many of his cases have broken new ground, helping to shape the law itself and set the precedent for future decisions. Media outlets ranging from Time magazine to FOX News have sought Cary’s legal input.

Cary is founding partner in Flitter Milz P.C., and a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York bars. He has more than 30 years of trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and in courts throughout the United States.

Cary has built his practice around litigating cases on behalf of consumers against debt collectors, banks and finance companies, insurance companies, car dealers and credit reporting agencies. He represents clients as individuals and in class actions, in consumer lending, unfair debt collection, vehicle financing and leasing overcharges, credit reporting, credit privacy, product warranty, identity theft, and other consumer cases.

Cary and the firm have brought over a dozen consumer class actions against banks and credit unions challenging their vehicle repossession practices. Some of these cases have made new law, or extended existing law, in a positive way for borrowers who have suffered a repossession in many of the 50 states.

A Philadelphia native and graduate from Philadelphia’s distinguished Central High School (231), Mr. Flitter received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Philadelphia University and his law degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the renowned Trial Lawyers College.

Currently, Cary serves on the adjunct faculty at Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law and Delaware Law School of Widener University where he teaches Consumer Law & Litigation, including class action practice. From 1991 to 1999, he served on the adjunct faculty at Philadelphia University’s School of Business, teaching Commercial Law. Cary has accepted invitations to guest lecture on consumer law issues at Harvard Law School, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and many other venues. Cary has been invited by the Federal Trade Commission to participate in its fact-gathering, and presented the consumers' interests in regulation of debt collectors.

Cary is a contributing author to Pennsylvania Consumer Law, the leading legal treatise in Pennsylvania on consumer law issues, and Consumer Class Actions published by the National Consumer Law Center in Boston. He has also published articles in national, regional and local publications, and presented continuing education programs on consumer credit protection for lawyer and lay audiences.

Cary is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, an organization that works towards protecting the rights of consumers, particularly those of modes means.

Cary has served on the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania's Montgomery Bar Association, and has co-chaired the Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee regularly since 2000.

Publications

Pennsylvania Consumer Law

Bisel Publishing Co., 2003 Supp. 2016. Contributing Author

The leading legal treatise in Pennsylvania on consumer law issues.

Consumer Class Actions, 5th Ed.

National Consumer Law Center, Boston, MA. Contributor

Awards and Honors

President's Award, 2017

Montgomery Bar Association

The Montgomery Bar Association presented Cary with the 2017 President's Award for his efforts in furthering justice. Cary directed over $200,000 in cy pres, or residual funds, to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a legal aid organization which provides legal representation to low-income residents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

SuperLawyers, 2005 - Present

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Consumer Advocate of the Year, 2014

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Cary was honored for making special contributions to advancing the practice of consumer law. The National Association of Consumer Advocates is a nonprofit association of more than 1,500 attorneys and advocates committed to representing consumers' interests.

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Henry Stuckert Miller Public Service Award, 2013

Montgomery Bar Association

The Montgomery Bar Association recognized Cary for his work in training Legal Aid Lawyers and county staffers in the specialized area of consumer protection law and for his generous support of Legal Services.

Excellence Award, 2013

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

PLAN is an organization that provides support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid and direct legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania. The Excellence Award recognizes those who support the Pennsylvania legal aid societies and their clients served by the civil legal programs that comprise the PLAN.

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Alumnus of the Year, 2011

Delaware Law School of Widener University

Cary was honored to receive the Alumnus of the Year award from Widener University School of Law. This award is presented to an alumnus who - through service to community or profession or by honors received, service rendered, or other accomplishments - has brought honor, recognition, and distinction to the law school.

Pro Bono Award, 2011

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Cary Flitter received this distinguished honor for special voluntary efforts in providing free legal representation to low-income Pennsylvanians. He presented Continuing Legal Education to legal aid attorneys around the state about consumer law issues and statutory attorney fees.

Jeffrey A. Ernico Award, 2006

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Cary Flitter received the annual award honoring an individual who has made significant improvements in providing legal services to the poor. He provided pro bono education to fellow lawyers and law students that serve the less fortunate.

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Outstanding Service Award, 1998

Widener University School of Law

Cary Flitter received the annual award presented to alumni for outstanding service to the Law School and legal community.

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American Jurisprudence Award for Scholarship, 1980

Widener University School of Law

Awarded for academic distinction

AVVO

Cary has a score of ten out of ten.

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Lawyers.com

Cary has a score of 4.4 out of 5.0.

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Martindale

Preeminent 5 out of 5 rated.

Academic Guest Lectures in Consumer Law

University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, 2011

Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 2011

Philadelphia, PA

Gonzaga University School of Law, 2010 - 2011

Spokane, WA

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2009

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, 2008

Houston, TX

Universidad del Salvador, 2008

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Harvard Law School, 2007

Cambridge, MA

Teaching Appointments

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2009 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Consumer Law and Litigation

Delaware Law School of Widener University, 1999 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Consumer Law and Litigation

Philadelphia University School of Business, 1991 - 1998

Adjunct Professor, Commercial Law

Presentations

Cary Flitter speaks to lawyers around the U.S. on a variety of consumer law topics that involve the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Consumer Repossession Laws, federal civil and appellate procedure, class action practice, and issues confronted by the consumer protection law practitioner.

2016

Consumer Law

Recovering Statutory Attorneys Fees

National Consumer Law Center, Anaheim, CA

Consumer Law Training

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

Appellate Advocacy in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Hon. Cheryl Krause and Hon. Marcia Waldron

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

Doing Well While Doing Good: A Practice Makeover

National Consumer Law Center, FDCPA Conference, Miami, FL

2015

Consumer Law

Consumer Law Training

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

How to Build a Successful Consumer Law Practice

National Consumer Law Center, San Antonio, TX

Debt Collection

Fair Debt Developments in Federal Courts of Appeal

National Consumer Law Center, FDCPA Conference, Washington, DC

Repossession

Police Liability and Breach of Peace in Vehicle Repossessions

National Consumer Law Center, San Antonio, TX

2014

Consumer Law

Consumer Law Claims in Bankruptcy

Eastern District Bankruptcy Conference, Philadelphia, PA

View from the Trenches, Symposium for Professors of Consumer Law

University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Santa Fe, NM

Consumer Law for the Bankruptcy Practitioner

Berks County Bankruptcy Committee, Reading, PA

Consumer Protection Litigation for the Bankruptcy Petitioner

PBI 19th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Consumer Law for the Pro Bono Practitioner

Berks County Bar Association, Reading, PA

Statutory Attorney Fees

Berks County Bar Association, Reading, PA

Consumer Law for the Legal Aid Lawyer

Southern Maine Community College, Portland, ME

Statutory Attorney Fees

Southern Maine Community College, Portland, ME

Debt Collection

Credit Reporting, Debt Collection & Repossession - Identifying Claims

Lycoming Law Association, Williamsport, PA

Fair Credit Reporting and Fair Debt Collection Update

Bucks County Bar Association, Doylestown, PA

2013

Class Action

Communication with your Class Representative

National Association of Consumer Advocates, Washington, DC

Credit Reporting Fair Credit Reporting Act Basics

Burlington County Bar Association, Mt. Holly, NJ

Debt Collection Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Ask the Experts

National Consumer Law Center, FDCPA Conference, Baltimore, MD

Consumer Debt Collection Perspectives

National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys Annual Conference, Washington, DC

Anatomy of a Debt Buyer Case

University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Collection of Judgments and Consumer Law Pitllfalls

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

TCPA

Litigating the TCPA in 2014: Consumer & Defense Perspectives

ABA: Consumer Financial Services Committee, Park City, UT

2012

Consumer Law

Successful Mediation of Federal Court Cases

Montgomery Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee, Norristown, PA

Consumer Law Practice Pointers

National Consumer Law Center Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

Debt Collection

FDCPA: The Impact on Collection Attorneys

ABA, Business Law Section: Consumer Financial Services Committee,

Las Vegas, NV

Consumer Law Update: An Active 12 Months

Montgomery Bar Association: Debtor, Creditor, Bankruptcy Section,

Norristown, PA

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Ask the Experts

National Consumer Law Center: FDCPA Conference, New Orleans, LA

2011

Consumer Law

Consumer Credit Law Update

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

Consumer Law Developments for Pro Bono Counsel

Berks County Bar Association, Reading, PA

Training Legal Aid to Spot Consumer Law Violations

Neighborhood Legal Services, Pittsburgh, PA; Northwest Legal Services, Erie, PA

Advocating for Justice on Consumer Matters

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

Debt Collection

Anatomy of a Debt Buyer Case

University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Debt Collection 2.0: Protecting Consumers as Technologies Change

Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

What your Collectors and Law Firms Do Can Hurt You

ALI-ABA, Webinar

Holding Abusive Debt Collectors Accountable

National Consumer Law Center Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

TCPA

Telephone Technologies: Dialing, Talking & Texting in an Age of

Enhanced Mobility

Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

2010

Consumer Law

Consumer Credit Law Developments – Federal & Pennsylvania

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

FDCPA & FCRA: Understanding Consumer Laws

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA

Consumer Law Strategies for the Legal Aid Advisor

Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA

Mid-Penn Legal Services, Harrisburg, PA

Neighborhood Legal Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Debt Collection

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Ask the Experts

National Consumer Law Center, Jacksonville, FL

Federal Courts

An Afternoon with our Federal Bench

Montgomery Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee, Norristown, PA

2009

Class Action

Ethical Issues in Consumer Class Action Practice

National Consumer Law Center: FDCPA Conference, San Diego, CA

Ethical Issues in Class Counsel Fees

National Consumer Law Center Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Consumer Law Statutory Attorney Fees

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT

Credit Reporting

Impermissible Access to Consumer Credit Reports

National Association of Consumer Advocates, Chicago, IL

Debt Collection

Consumer Debt Litigation

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Simulcast

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Ask the Experts

National Consumer Law Center Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Workshop on Debt Collection: Protecting Consumers

Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

Federal Courts

Federal Court Update

Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA

2008

Consumer Law

Doing Well While Doing Good: What Makes a Successful & Fulfilling Consumer Law Practice

National Consumer Law Center, Portland, OR

Teaching Consumer Law

University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, TX

Comparative U.S. Consumer Protection Laws

Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Debt Collection

FDCPA Developments: Point – Counterpoint

Debt Buyers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Federal Courts

Effective Appellate Advocacy in the 3d Circuit Court of Appeals

Montgomery Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee, Norristown, PA

2007

Consumer Law

Statutory Attorney Fees

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Credit Reporting

Permissible Uses of Consumer Credit Reports

National Association of Consumer Advocates, FCRA Conference, Denver, CO

Debt Collection

Consumer Credit Litigation Developments

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Allentown, PA

FDCPA Developments: Ask the Experts

National Association of Consumer Advocates, FDCPA Conference, Tucson, AZ

Workshop on Debt Collection – The Role of Creditors

Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

Identity Theft Civil Remedies for Identity Theft

Delaware Law School, Widener University, Wilmington, DE

2006

Credit Reporting

Impermissible Access to Consumer Credit Reports

National Association of Consumer Advocates, FCRA Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Debt Collection

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Developments: Ask the Experts

National Association of Consumer Advocates, FDCPA Conference, Austin, TX

FDCPA after Brown v. Card Service Center: What is Deceptive?

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Webina

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Protecting Consumers in Improper Repossessions
  • Debt Collection Abuse
  • Credit Reporting Mistakes
  • Identity Theft
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
610 822-0782  Phone
610-667-0552  Fax
www.consumerslaw.com
University Attended:
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of Denver, Federal and State Court Motion Practice, 1990; National Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of Pennsylvania, Trial Skills and Methods, 1986; Philadelphia University, B.S., Finance, Recipient, 1997 Hughes Award for the Advancement of Scholarship; President, Alumni Board 1990-92; Member, College Board of Trustees, 1990-92, 1976
Law School Attended:
Delaware Law School of Widener University, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1981
Admission:
1998, U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; 2001, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; New York; 1990, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 1983, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 1995, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1981, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1981, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1956
ISLN:
907370404
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