Maurice Wutscher Opens Birmingham Office, Adds Attorney Brent Yarborough

National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has opened a new office in Birmingham, hiring financial services attorney Brent Yarborough to lead the firm’s Alabama litigation matters.

Yarborough will practice in the firm’s Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation and Regulatory Compliance groups. He joins Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who specialize in appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, consumer credit litigation, contested bankruptcies, contested foreclosures, employment litigation, equine law, insurance recovery and advisory services, intellectual property litigation, regulatory compliance, and trials and evidentiary hearings.

Maurice Wutscher now has 15 offices in cities throughout the United States:  Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Flemington, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Rockville, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Yarborough brings substantial experience representing financial institutions, debt buyers, and law firms. He has defended cases involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth In Lending Act, and various state law claims asserted against lenders and their assignees. He has also provided compliance advice on matters related to the FDCPA, UDAAP, and state debt collection laws.

He is a frequent speaker to national audiences and publishes on topics related to consumer financial services regulation and litigation.

For many years Yarborough has served on the Executive Board of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section. He also serves on the Legislative Task Force of the Creditor Attorney Association of Alabama and is the immediate past president of the Birmingham-Southern College National Alumni Association.

In October 2015, he was elected Secretary of NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association, after serving on its Board of Directors for the previous eight years. In addition, he chairs NARCA’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

Yarborough earned his B.A., cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College and his J.D. from Cornell University, where he was Secretary/Treasurer of the Cornell Law School Moot Court Board.

He is admitted to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Maurice Wutscher’s Birmingham office is located at 420 N. 20th St., Suite 2200, Birmingham, AL 35203. Brent Yarborough may be reached at (205) 295-6594 or via email at byarborough@MauriceWutscher.com.

For more information, see MauriceWutscher.com.

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Donald Maurice provides counsel to the financial services industry, successfully litigating matters in the state and federal courts in individual and class actions. He has successfully argued before the Third, Fourth and Eighth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeals, and has represented the financial services industry before several courts including as counsel for amicus curiae before the United States Supreme Court. He counsels clients in regulatory actions before the CFPB, and other federal and state regulators and in the development and testing of debt collection compliance systems. Don is peer-rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers. In addition to being a frequent speaker and author on consumer financial services law, he serves as legal counsel to DBA International and as chair of the ABA's Bankruptcy and Debt Collection Subcommittee. He serves on the governing Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and on the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law .