Kress, Lindsey

Lindsey E. Kress

Associate
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Lindsey Kress concentrates her practice on defending clients in class action and financial services litigation. She regularly represents clients in complex matters in state and federal courts across the country. Lindsey has second-chair trial experience and has argued cases at both the trial and appellate level. She also assists clients with compliance and regulatory advice.

Lindsey Kress concentrates her practice on defending clients in class action and financial services litigation. She regularly represents clients in complex matters in state and federal courts across the country. Lindsey has second-chair trial experience and has argued cases at both the trial and appellate level. She also assists clients with compliance and regulatory advice.

Class Actions Practice

Lindsey is a member of the Firm's Class Actions Group where she focuses her practice on defending clients in consumer class actions across the country. She regularly represents clients in class actions involving allegations of consumer fraud and violations of myriad consumer protection statutes. Lindsey has experience navigating complex case management issues, managing class discovery, drafting dispositive motions and negotiating class settlements.

Financial Services Practice

Lindsey is also a member of the Firm's Financial Services Group and regularly represents banks, loan servicers and other financial institutions in actions involving consumer fraud, statutory violations, contract disputes, business negotiations and mortgage servicing as well as issues relating to the following:

  • California Unfair Competition Law (UCL)
  • California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights (HBOR)
  • California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA)
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Fair Housing Act (FHA)
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)
  • Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA or Rosenthal Act)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Lindsey's experience includes:

  • Second-chair representation of financial services clients at a bench trial in a contract dispute case, securing verdict for clients
  • Representation of warranty provider in class action involving allegations of unfair business practices
  • Representation of mortgage servicer in class action regarding escrow dispute
  • Representation of bank in class action involving allegations of unlawful credit reporting practices under the FCRA
  • Representation of bank in class action involving claims concerning adjustable rate mortgages
  • Representation of corporate client in class action for violation of the TCPA
  • Representation of bank in class action dispute regarding payment processing fees aka "convenience fees"
  • Representation of dairy farmers in employment class action regarding wage dispute
  • Second-chair representation of mortgage servicer at a bench trial involving allegations of unfair business practices and fraud, securing verdict for client
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2011
    Received "Outstanding Brief" Award in Lawyering Skills
  • B.A., Political Science, cum laude, Arizona State University, 2006
Bar Admissions
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Professional History
    • Staff Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
    • Associate, American Mortgage Law Group