Over $35M in Settlements since 2012

We specialize in consumer litigation, both on an individual and class action basis.
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A Consumer Rights Law Firm

For over a decade, Marcus & Zelman, LLC, has been at the forefront of protecting consumers like you, and helping them get justice in asserting their rights.

Marcus & Zelman, LLC, formerly Marcus Law, LLC, is a recognized leader in plaintiff’s consumer advocacy work. With experience litigating consumer claims on both an individual and class action basis, Marcus & Zelman has set itself apart as a zealous and effective consumer rights law firm, helping thousands of clients reach favorable resolutions of their claims.

We care about protecting our clients

CONSUMER ORIENTED

Our attorneys' skills are creative and zealous

EFFECTIVE LITIGATION

We get paid when you get paid

RESULTS FIRST

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Areas of Practice


ADA ACCESSIBILITY

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

Equal access is a RIGHT, not a privilege. Federal law requires accommodation for those with disabilities.
CREDIT REPORTING ERRORS

CREDIT REPORTING ERRORS

Helping you at every stage of the credit reporting error process.
DEBT COLLECTION HARRASEMENT

DEBT COLLECTION HARRASEMENT

Are you tired of hearing “this is an attempt to collect a debt and any information can be used for that purpose?”.
EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

You deserve to be compensated for ALL hours worked including overtime, breaks, and more.
PERSONAL INJURY

PERSONAL INJURY

Not limited to just physical injuries, we work to make sure that our clients are fully compensated.
ROBO CALLS & TEXT MESSAGES

ROBO CALLS & TEXT MESSAGES

Telemarketers are required to obtain written consent before placing certain calls.

We are driven by the shared vision of consumer representation, not fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is “consumer protection” law about?

Consumer protection laws, both federally and on a state level, are a means to protect consumers from fraudulent or unfair business practices, defective goods and services, and ensure individuals have adequate protections from major institutions. Consumer protection legal work can cover everything from product warranties, banking and credit, the purchasing of a car, or almost any other consumer interaction we participate in on a daily basis. Generally speaking, consumer litigation relies on the law as a way for individuals to fight back against abusive business practices and assure them compensation for the harm they have suffered.

If I want to make a complaint about a business’s practices, who can I go to?

As a consumer protection firm, we are always ready to assess if you may have a legal claim for a business’s practices. However, litigation is not the only route at your disposal. If your concern relates to the financial sector, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a federal agency that deals with consumer complaints and offers resources on unfair business practices. (https://www.consumerfinance.gov/). More broadly, the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection also offers various resources for consumers to report unfair practices and to educate them about their rights under the law (https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection). As well, your specific state may similarly have its own consumer protection agency which can assist you in addressing any consumer complaint.

How do I pay for legal services if I don’t have the financial resources?

Often, consumer protection lawyers are familiar with clients who may not have the means to stand up against a major corporation in litigation. This is why many firms, including Marcus Zelman, may choose to proceed with a client on a “contingency fee” basis. A “contingency fee” is a form of payment to a lawyer for their legal services. In contrast to a fixed hourly fee, in a contingent fee arrangement lawyers receive a percentage of the monetary amount that their client receives when they win or settle the case. This means that, generally, the lawyer only receives compensation if the lawyer has successfully represented the client. Contingency fee agreements have the effect of: (1) improving access for indigent clients by enabling people who could not otherwise afford counsel to assert their claims; (2) providing incentive for attorneys to seek client success; and (3) enabling clients to shift risk of losing to the lawyer.
All contingency fee agreements with Marcus Zelman will explain the nature of how the payment will be calculated, what you can expect out of your recovery, and any other concerns you may have about covering the costs of bringing your lawsuit.

What is a class action and why might I want to bring my claim that way?

A class-action lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of people or business entities who have suffered common injuries as a result of the defendants’ conduct, with at least one individual or entity acting as a representative of that group. While the issues of a class action can vary, the issues in dispute are common to all class members. Class actions can be brought in state or federal court. One advantage of class actions is that many individual cases do not have enough damages to justify the time and expense to bring the cases separately. As an example, a bank might be charging illegal fees of $20 to $100 dollars to millions of customers. Because the damages are so small, it simply wouldn’t be worth the time and expense for a lawyer to bring a $100 lawsuit for each and every customer. One class-action case claiming several hundred million dollars on behalf of millions of clients is worth the time of the class members. One recovery also means all the victims get a fair distribution of the damages. A class action can also be a favorable approach by consumer plaintiffs in that it can afford them much greater bargaining power against a large corporation than they would otherwise have as an individual claim.

How do I know if I should bring a lawsuit?

That question is at the forefront of what we at Marcus Zelman do. Our team of experienced attorneys can help consult with you and assess whether you may have a viable claim for the harm you may have suffered. With a wide arrange of practice areas and factual scenarios, we afford our clients a FREE consultation in order to assess their situation before entering into a formal client-lawyer relationship. This gives you the chance to speak to our team before deciding whether to choose us or proceed any further with your claim.

Client Testimonies

Last year, I broke my elbow at an event where I slipped and fell really hard. I was unable to resume my everyday tasks for months and was in severe pain. At first, I was hesitant to get an attorney. When I finally got the courage to reach out, I knew I could trust the Marcus and Zelman team. They were there for me every step of the way and guided me through this difficult time. From physical therapy, doctors and insurance companies they handled everything seamlessly. I was very impressed by their professionalism, honesty and the result felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.
Becky from New Jersey / Personal Injury
Imagine calling your mortgage broker and seeking a new mortgage to purchase your retirement home and being told you are currently two months behind on your current mortgage and your credit score has plummeted. Knowing this to be a mistake, I called my mortgage company who, in short, refused to correct their mistake. My credit was so impacted that I couldn't borrow money to do the needed repairs to be completed before moving into our new home on the lake. I maxed out ever credit card and depleted our savings to move in. It was humiliating! After contacting Marcus & Zelman, things began to turn around. The tenacity and unwavering effort they put into my case put me at ease. I felt they would make this wrong - right. The attorneys and I spoke often and were available immediately to speak to me whenever I called. The firm remained focused on the objective to make me whole again.
Peter from Massachusetts / Credit Reporting Errors
The calls I was receiving were becoming more and more stressful, but thankfully I had Marcus and Zelman taking control of the situation. Their efforts helped give me the peace of mind I needed. They were always very responsive and informed me of what to expect whenever any future occurrence would arise that I needed to know about. My experience with Marcus and Zelman was phenomenal and I couldn’t recommend them more.
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