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Chicago, IL 60603


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Tara L. Goodwin

20 South Clark Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603

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Ms. Goodwin joined the firm after graduating from law school, and was made a named partner in 2004.  Ms. Goodwin was Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Consumer Law Committee from 2007 – 2010, and she has been on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute’s Consumer Financial Services Institute in Chicago for the past few years, speaking on issues relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and mortgage litigation. Ms. Goodwin is also a frequent speaker at the Chicago Bar Association, speaking on topics such as how to assist consumers with credit reporting problems.

Consumer Rights

Areas of Practice:
  • 25% Consumer Law
  • 20% Class Actions
  • 25% Credit Reporting Cases
  • 5% Landlord Tenant Cases
  • 25% Mortgage Cases
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • RICO Act
  • Trade Regulation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Foreclosures
  • Garnishment
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Warranties
  • Wage & Hour Laws — Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Landlord/Tenant
Litigation Percentage:
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1998
Education:
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1988
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
Representative Cases:
  • Williams v. Chartwell Finan. Svcs., 204 F. 3d 748 (7th Cir. 2000)
  • Bessette v. Avco Finan. Svcs., 230 F. 3d 439 (1st Cir. 2000)
  • Greenberg v. Republic Fed. S.L. Ass’n, 1995 WL 263457 (N.D. Ill. 1995)
  • Hillenbrand v. Meyer, 682 N.E. 2d 101 (Illinois 1st District 1997)
  • Large v. Conseco Fin. Servicing Co., 292 F.3d 49 (1st Circuit 2002)
  • Carbajal v. Capital One, 219 F.R.D. 437 (N.D.Ill. 2004)
  • Russo v. B&B Catering, 209 F.Supp.2d 857 (N.D.IL 2002)
  • Mount v. LaSalle Bank Lalce View, 926 F.Supp. 759 (N.D.Ill 1996)
  • Garcia v. Village of Bensenville, 2002 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 3803 (N.D. Ill. 2002)
  • Romaker v. Crossland Mtg. Co., 1996 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 6490 (N.D.IL 1996)
  • Hillenbrand v. Meyer Medical Group, 720 N.E.2d 287 (Illinois 1st District 1999)
  • Flippin v. Aurora Bank, FSB., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111250, Aug. 8 (N.D.Ill.  2012)
  • Henry v. Teletrack, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30495, March 7 (N.D.Ill. 2012)
  • Kesten v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16917, Feb. 9 (N.D.Ill. 2012)
  • Bunton v. Cape Cod Vill., LLC, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57801, July 6 (N.D.Ill. 2009)
  • Wilson v. Harris N.A., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65345, Sept. 4 (N.D.Ill. 2007)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Speaker, @ Class Action Symposium, National Consumer Law Centre, 2008
  • Illinois Consumer Law, Chicago Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker, The Future of Mortgage Related Class Actions after Andrews., Practicing Law Institute, 14th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, 2009
  • Speaker, Recent Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Developments: Robosigning, Foreclosures and More., Practicing Law Institute, 17th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute , 2012
  • Speaker, Assisting Consumers with Credit Reporting Problems, Chicago Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Recent Hot Topics Concerning the Application of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to Foreclosures and State Court Collection Practices., Practicing Law Institute, 16th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute , 2011
  • Speaker, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Claims Based on State Court Debt Collection Cases., Practicing Law Institute, 15th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, 2010
  • Speaker, The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Claims You Can Assert Against Mortgage Servicers to Address Loan Modification Misconduct., Chicago Bar Association, Fall, Seminar on Loan Modifications, 2010
Honors and Awards:
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2008 – 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Member, Consumer Law, Consumer Finance, Class Litigation and Legislative Committees.
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2007 – 2010
    • Chair, Consumer Law Committee
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates