DAVID J. KAMINSKI


DAVID J. KAMINSKI
Partner

Direct Dial:  (310) 242-2204
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EDUCATION

Southwestern University, School of Law – J.D. 1986
Recipient-Outstanding Achievement Award in Academics
Member, Phi Alpha Delta
Florida State University – Bachelor of Music. 1982, Cum Laude

BAR/COURT ADMISSIONS

All California Courts
U.S. District Court, for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of
California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association – Chair;

Members Attorneys Program (“MAP”) – Chair; 2014-2015

Member Attorneys Program (“MAP”)  – Chair; 2013-2014

Member of numerous Boards of Directors of various Charitable Foundations

Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel -Arbitrator and Mediator

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

David Kaminski is a partner at the law firm of Carlson & Messer LLP, a Los Angeles-based civil litigation defense firm.  Mr. Kaminski’s practice focuses on the defense of banks, creditors and collection agencies under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), and all other state and federal consumer protection statutes.  He has successfully represented clients throughout the United States and practices in all state and federal courts, the 7th and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the California Supreme Court.  Mr. Kaminski has extensive experience in multi-district (“MDL”) and class action litigation.  He regularly defends clients in investigations and proceedings initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and other federal and state government and regulatory agencies.  He also serves as outside compliance counsel to numerous companies and has developed policies and compliance programs to minimize the risk of liabilities for the banking, credit, and debt collection industries.

Mr. Kaminski was the 2013-2015 Chair of the Attorneys Division (“MAP”) of the ACA International.  He was also appointed to the ACA Regulatory Committee for 2013-2014, and was elected a member of the MAP Delegates Committee for 2013-2015.  He was also the recipient of the 2014 ACA Attorney of the Year Designation.

Mr. Kaminski has published numerous articles on compliance and the evolving interpretations of consumer protection laws.  He has lectured on such topics as the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, CFPB compliance, class action strategies in State and Federal courts, recording act claims, trends in consumer litigation, risk management issues, and other topics throughout the United States for the ACA International, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, the California Association of Collectors and its chapters, DBA International, InsideARM, American Conference Institute (Consumer Finance Division/Class Actions/Litigation), Delta Outsource Debt Collection Forum, National & Operational Risk Conferences, Contact Center Compliance, Telecommunications Risk Management Association, LiveVox, LexisNexis, Noble Systems, Source Media, Credit & Collections Risk, the Commercial Law League of America, the California Creditors Bar Association, Accounts Recovery Summit, and DAKCS Software Systems, Inc.  Mr. Kaminski has also been a long-time lecturer for the California Continuing Education of the Bar.