Austin, TX: Mitchell L. Williamson, a veteran litigator and defense counsel for more than two decades, has joined Barron & Newburger, P.C. as of Counsel for the firm’s soon to open New Jersey office.
Mr. Williamson, brings over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer and defense counsel in all areas of consumer and finance law. For the last 14 years, Mr. Williamson was the in-house defense counsel for Pressler & Pressler, LLP
Barron & Newburger, P.C., is a national law firm with offices throughout the United States focusing on consumer financial services litigation, compliance, and insolvency and bankruptcy litigation.
Mr. Williamson has been a successful legal defender resulting in several important legal decisions. In Jensen v Pressler & Pressler, Mr. Williamson successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that only material misrepresentations should be actionable under the FDCPA. The Appellate Court affirmed the lower Court’s ruling and held that “a false statement is only actionable under the FDCPA if it has the potential to affect the decision-making process of the least sophisticated debtor; in other words, it must be material when viewed through the least sophisticated debtor’s eyes.”
Prior to entering law school, he was a professional photo-journalist in the United States and Israel. He specialized in sports and worked for several media organizations including the New York Times, The Sporting News, the American Soccer League and the NBA.
“Mitch’s extensive legal experience coupled with his international work in several industries makes him a perfect fit for our clients who are looking for effective legal solutions in a complex and evolving environment. Mitch brings a deep, global vision to his work that will provide our clients passionate and effective representation across the entire spectrum of consumer finance”, explained Manny Newburger, the firms co-founder and leader of the firm’s financial services practice group.
Mr. Williamson believes this new opportunity to join one of the country’s premier law firms specializing in consumer financial services litigation is both extraordinary and fitting. “For nearly a decade I have had the privilege to experience first-hand the enormous talent and the professional integrity of Manny Newburger and the law firm of Barron & Newburger. Since I have been a fan of this remarkable law firm, it seems only appropriate that I now have the privilege of helping to contribute to its future success. I look forward in assisting our clients during this particularly turbulent moment in consumer finance.”
Mr. Williamson is a 1981graduate of Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey where he earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Education. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989 from New York Law School. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York and the 2nd and 3rd Circuit Courts of Appeal and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell.
About Barron & Newburger, P.C.
.Barron & Newburger, P.C. is a national law firm based in Austin, Texas with offices throughout the United States. The firm’s financial services division represents credit grantors, debt buyers, collection agencies, and law firms in litigation, regulatory, and compliance matters. Its attorneys have practiced before the Supreme Court, seven federal appellate courts, and in over twenty-five federal districts across the country. The firm is known for creative problem-solving, cost-effective litigation management and class action defense, operations experience and regulatory affairs.