Amanda Allen

Amanda J. Allen, Esq.

Amanda J. Allen, Esq.

  • Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies, Cum Laude, 2008
  • Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2011

Bio

Amanda 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 Carpentar 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.

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. Ms. Allen continues to remain on the front lines of developing consumer protection case law.

Amanda is proud to relentlessly represent consumers in Florida, and across the country, against creditors and debt collectors who put corporate bottom lines, before consumer rights.

Published Opinions

  • McCaskill v. Navient and Student Assistance Corporation, 2016.  Order defendants to pay $363,500 on a summary Judgement for robo-calling 727 times without "express consent.”
  • Williams v. Educational Credit Management, 88 F.Sup.3d 1338 (M.D.Fla. 2015). Order finding the dispute notice provision and illegitimate collection provision of the FCCPA was not preempted by the HEA.
  • Buchholz v. Valarity, LLC, 2014 WL 5849434 (E.D.Mo). Case of first impression recognizing the availability of oral revocation under the TCPA.
  • Neptune v. Whetstone Partners, LLC, d/b/a eTitleLoan, 2014 WL 3734549 (S.D.Fla).  Order recognizing sufficiency of pleading requirements in TCPA and FCCPA were Defendant called Plaintiff 45 times, using prerecorded messages to collect a debt not yet owed.

Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • The United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • The United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • The United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • The United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • The United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania