CRAIG SHAPIRO

CRAIG SHAPIRO

CRAIG SHAPIRO
Areas of practice:

Practice limited to consumer protection, including representation of consumers in lawsuits against debt collectors, creditors, and other businesses, both individual and class actions, 2005 to present.

Education:

2000 Northern Illinois University,

2004 Chicago-Kent College of Law,

Bar admissions:

May 1, 2015, State of North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina

January 4, 2005, State of Illinois (Inactive) Chicago, Illinois

January 19, 2007, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Chicago, Illinois

May 24, 2011, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Richmond, Virginia

June 22, 2005, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Chicago, Illinois

January 23, 2006, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana South Bend, Indiana

April 23, 2007, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois Springfield, Illinois

July 26, 2007, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East Saint Louis, Illinois

August 13, 2007, United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 11, 2015, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina

June 24, 2015, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina

June 23, 2017, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina

Cases and Speaking Engagements:

"Taggart, Fulton, and Gravel – What does it mean to violate the automatic stay and discharge injunction?"
42nd Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar (North Carolina)
April 2022

"The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Consumer Bankruptcy Practice" Oregon State Bar - Northwest Bankruptcy Institute (telephone seminar) April 2020

"FDCPA Basics that Every Attorney Should Know" Durham County Bar Association 2020

CLE Program February 2020 "Bankruptcy Litigation: Setting Up Your Practice to Identify Litigation Opportunities"

"Bankruptcy Litigation: Identifying Bankruptcy Litigation Causes of Action" NACBA Member's Only Puerto Rico Workshop December 2019

"ABCs of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act" NCLC Consumer Rights Litigation Conference November 2019

"Good Faith Defense to Discharge Injunction Violations" 40th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar (North Carolina) April 2019

"Representing Consumers With FDCPA Claims: Getting Started" NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2019

"Representing Consumers With FDCPA Claims: Getting Started" NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2018

"Cracking the Code: What Attorneys Need to Know About Credit Scores and Credit Reports" (presented with materials provided by Suzanne Begnoche) Durham County Bar Association 2018 CLE Program February 2018

“The FDCPA and Bankruptcy Claims Arising Under the FDCPA” (3-hour) Max Gardner’s Consumer Defense Academy, featuring the Bankruptcy Boot Camp August 2017

“FDCPA Extreme!” (6-hour FDCPA intensive) NACBA Annual Convention May 2017

"FDCP Fundamentals: The Care and Feeding of Your FDCP Case (Client Intake, Retainers, Recording Calls, Client Logs, Investigation)" NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2017

“Spokeo and Its Impact on Standing: What’s Next?” National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education (webinar) March 2017

“Spokeo and Its Impact on Standing: What’s Next?” North Carolina Bar Association 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute November 2016

"Making Money with 'Consumer Rights' Claims in Chapter 13" National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education (webinar) September 2016

"FDCP Fundamentals: The Care and Feeding of Your FDCP Case (Client Intake, Retainers, Recording Calls, Client Logs, Investigation)" NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2016

“Crawford and other Claims Based on Debt Collection Activity in Bankruptcy Court – Individual and Class Action Cases” NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2015

“How to Successfully Manage a New Consumer Law Practice and Some Rookie Mistakes to Dodge” NCLC Consumer Rights Litigation Conference November 2014

“Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Coverage, Violations, & Remedies” NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2013

“Rookie Errors to Avoid in FDCPA Practice & Litigation” NCLC Consumer Rights Litigation Conference October 2012

“FDCPA Practice & Litigation: Errors to Avoid in an FDCPA Practice” NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference February 2012

“Statute of Limitations and the Choice of Law Rules” “Errors to Avoid in FDCPA Practice & Litigation” NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2011

“TCPA, Rule 68, Class, and Other Law Related to an FDCPA Practice” NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2010

“Meeting the Ethical Requirements for Class Action Notices and Administration” NCLC Fair Debt Collection Training Conference March 2009

 
Attorney Professional Association or Honor:

Mr. Shapiro is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has been a member of NACA since 2005 and served on NACA's Ethics Committee from 2014-2018. He has attended the NCLC's Consumer Rights Litigation Conference every year but one from 2005 through the present, and has attended the NCLC's Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference every year since 2005. Mr. Shapiro is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.