Amanda J. Allen was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. She attended Saint Petersburg High school, obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and earned her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law. While in law school Amanda clerked for Judge Linda Carpenter in Philadelphia Criminal Court of Commons Pleas, as well as the US EPA Region 3 Headquarters focusing on environmental justice. Through Villanova’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, Amanda represented local migrant workers in a wide variety of issues ranging from wage claim disputes to immigration, and sexual harassment to workers compensation.
Before opening The Consumer Protection Firm with Billy Howard, Ms. Allen worked for several years in Morgan & Morgan’s Consumer Protection department focusing on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). While holding banks, debt collectors, credit card companies and loan servicers accountable for harassing and abusive conduct, Amanda has received countless favorable rulings in federal and state courts.
Recently, she successfully brought a class action lawsuit against Walmart and Palmer, Reifler & Associates and achieved a $3.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of class members across the country who received automated calls to their cellular telephones without their consent. Ms. Allen continues to remain on the front lines of developing consumer protection case law.
Amanda proudly and relentlessly represents consumers in Florida, and across the country, against creditors and debt collectors who put corporate bottom lines, before consumer rights. She's also licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Previous Speaking Engagements:
Basics of TCPA: Viable Claims, Litigation and Proof Issues, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, 2022.
Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection, Annual Florida Bar Convention, 2022.
Using NEW and OLD Regulations under the TCPA to Litigate Collection Claims, Fair Debt Conference & TCPA Symposium, 2021.
Introduction into How to Stop Robocalls, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, 2020.
Protecting Older Adults Against Abusive Telemarketing Scams, National Center for Law and Elder Rights Webinar, 2019.
To book Amanda for speaking engagements, please contact us with the details of your request.