BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the addition of Colin T. Dean to our Birmingham office as Of Counsel. Colin is joining the firm's Financial Services Litigation practice group, bringing valuable experience to this team's nationally recognized group of attorneys.
"We are excited to welcome Colin to our growing bench of versatile litigators here in Birmingham," said Chris Bottcher, Managing Member of the firm's Birmingham office. "His commitment to providing tailored solutions and adept navigation of regulatory complexities make him a welcome resource for our team and clients alike." Colin is the third attorney to join McGlinchey’s Birmingham office in the past year.
Colin's practice encompasses financial services litigation, transactional matters, and FINRA arbitrations across multiple states, including Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina. He skillfully represents mortgage lenders, loan servicers, and other consumer lenders facing individual and class action claims involving fraud, breach of contract, and violations of consumer protection statutes. Specifically, he advises on disputes brought under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as their state counterparts. Colin also provides guidance on regulatory matters.
"Having worked with Colin in the past, it is my privilege to add an attorney of his caliber to our national team,” said Shaun Ramey, co-chair of McGlinchey’s Financial Services Litigation group. “His 360-degree perspective on the financial services industry positions him to meet our clients’ diverse needs.”
Before joining McGlinchey, Colin served on an in-house compliance team, advising senior management and internal business units on contract negotiation, drafting, interpretation, and review within the reinsurance division of a national life insurance company. He brings more than a decade of experience in private practice, focusing on both consumer financial services litigation and compliance.
Colin earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, magna cum laude, and holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice in Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina.
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