Howard Law Up-Front Fees and Telemarketing Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This resolves a case brought against Vincent Howard, Lawrence Williamson, Howard Law, PC, Williamson Law Firm, LLC, and Williamson & Howard, LLP by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB). The complaint alleged that the defendants charged illegal up-front fees for debt relief services and did not describe their services accurately, in violation of the Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, also known as the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).

Docket Number:

8:17-CV-00161 (JLS) (JEMx)

Company: Howard Law, PC

Filing Deadline: January 16, 2023

Class Period: January 30, 2014

Final Approval Hearing: March 27, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide documentation of the fees you paid.


You may be eligible if you paid an up-front fee for debt-relief services to Howard Law, on or after January 30, 2014, and you have not received a full refund.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Refund of the fees paid and not yet refunded.

Total Settlement Amount: $35,256,275 for redress to consumers; $40,000,000 to the CFPB

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Claim Form: CFPB-Howard Law Claim Form

Case Name: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Howard Law

Settlement Website: CFPB-Howard Law Website

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

CFPB v. Howard Law
Civil Penalty Fund Third-Party Administrator
P.O. Box 5339
Portland, OR 97228-5339

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Telemarketing Sales Rule, Unlawful Fees