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Protecting the Rights of Consumers For Over 25 Years

Heather A. Kolbus

Chicago Consumer Protection Lawyer

Heather Kolbus is a partner at Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC. She concentrates her practice in areas of consumer law in class action and individual litigation and arbitration. She has extensive experience in matters involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. She has handled hundreds of cases alleging various violations of consumer protection laws and has recovered millions of dollars for consumers.

She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. She earned her J.D. in 2002 from Roger Williams University School of Law, and her B.S. cum laude in 1997 from DePaul University. While in law school, she was a quarterfinalist in the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court competition, earned CALI awards, and had a summer clerkship for Judge Edward C. Clifton, Rhode Island Superior Court. She is admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court and Connecticut Supreme Court (retired), as well as the following federal courts: First Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Areas of Practice:

  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Consumer Law
  • Class Actions
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • RICO Act
  • Trade Regulation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Foreclosures
  • Garnishment
  • Consumer Protection
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Warranties
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2006


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island, 2002
    • J.D.
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Representative Cases:

  • Clark v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 8:00cv1217-22, 2004 WL 256433, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28324 (D.S.C., Jan. 14 2004)
  • DeFrancesco v. First Horizon Home Loan Corp., 06-0058, 2006 WL 3196838, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80718 (S.D.Ill. Nov. 2, 2006)
  • Jeppesen v. New Century Mortgage Corp., 2:05cv372, 2006 WL 3354691, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84035 (N.D.Ind. Nov. 17, 2006)
  • Benedia v. Super Fair Cellular, Inc., 07 C 1390, 2007 WL 2903175, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71911 (N.D.Ill. Sept. 26, 2007)
  • Gonzalez v. Codilis & Assocs., P.C., 03 C 2883, 2004 WL 719264, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5463 (N.D.Ill. March 30, 2004)
  • Centerline Equipment Corp. v. Banner Personal Svc., Inc., 07 C 1611, 2009 WL 1607587, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48092 (N.D.Ill. June 9, 2009)
  • R. Rudnick & Co. v. G.F. Protection, Inc., 08 C 1856, 2009 WL 112380, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3152 (N.D.Ill. Jan. 15, 2009)
  • Pollack v. Cunningham Financial Group, LLC, 08 C 1405, 2008 WL 4874195, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4166 (N.D.Ill. June 2, 2008))
  • Pollack v. Fitness Innovative Techs., LLC, No. 08 CH 03430, 2009 WL 506280, 2009 TCPA Rep. 1858 (Ill. Cir. Ct., Jan. 14, 2009)
  • R. Rudnick & Co. v. Brilliant Event Planning, Inc., No. 09 CH 18924, 2010 WL 5774848, 2010 TCPA Rep. 2099 (Ill. Cir. Ct., Nov. 30, 2010)

Call us at (312) 626-3585 to schedule a free consultation with our firm.

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Why Choose The ECLG Team?

  • 12 Knowledgeable Attorneys

    ECLG is one of the largest Consumer Rights firms in Illinois and has the bandwidth to meet your needs.

  • 200+ Years of Experience

    Our team has over two centuries of combined experience representing consumers like you.

  • $500 Million Recovered

    When your rights have been violated, you need attorneys who can
    achieve results.

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