O. Randolph Bragg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd.
 | 25 East Washington Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 800-985-1819
Fax: 312-372-1673
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2012, 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Consumer Law (60%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    O. Randolph Bragg is an attorney at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd., representing clients in the Chicago and Cook County areas of Illinois. Once a solo consumer law practitioner, Mr. Bragg has decades of experience advocating consumer interests before the courts, various administrative agencies and even Congress. His nationwide practice is particularly devoted to protecting the rights of consumers, most notably through class action lawsuits involving abuse by third-party debt collectors. Most of Mr. Bragg's federal cases have challenged such practices as credit repair organization misconduct, improper credit reporting practices, debt collection abuse and truth-in-lending misrepresentations.

    Mr. Bragg is a founding member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and served on the board of directors from 1995 to 2000. In 2006, the NACA bestowed its Consumer Attorney of the Year award to Mr. Bragg. He has also served as a consumer advocate adviser for Consumer Financial Services Law Report and has served as author and speaker of the published presentation "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act."

    Raised in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Mr. Bragg attended the West Virginia University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Illinois and the United States district courts in the aforementioned states. He has also been admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

    Using his negotiating skills and years of experience, Mr. Bragg aggressively pursues the best possible outcome for his clients. When it comes to complicated consumer law cases, Randolph Bragg is a popular choice for Chicago-area residents.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Consumer Law
    • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Consumer Protection

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2012, 2018 - 2021

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    About Randolph Bragg

    Admitted: 1994, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.horwitzlaw.com/our-attorneys/o-randolph-bragg

    Honors/Awards:

    • The National Association of Consumer Advocates' 2006 Consumer Lawyer of the Year award was given in recognition of lifetime achievement in consumer litigation., Consumer Lawyer of the Year, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2006
    • On November 13, 2010 National Consumer Law Center presented Mr. Bragg with the Vern Countryman Award for excellence and dedication in the practice of consumer law on behalf of low income consumers., Vern Countryman Award, National Consumer Law Center, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
    • Delaware, 1987
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • Board of Directors, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 1995 - 2000
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court District of Delaware
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • Illinois, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
    • Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates
    • West Virginia, 1973
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Pennsylvania, 1974
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Chapter 5, Ohio Consumer Law, 1995 - 2010
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, 1991 - 2009
    • Contributing Author, Fair Debt Collection, National Consumer Law Center, 2008 6th edition and Annual Supplements, Since 1989
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Practicing Law institute, 2007
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Practicing Law institute, 2000
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Chicago Bar Association, Oct. 11, 2001
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Chicago Bar Association, Oct. 8, 1999
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Chicago Bar Association, Sept. 20, 1996
    • Speaker, "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, June 6, 1996
    • Co-author with Daniel A. Edelman, "Fair Debt Collection: The Need for Private Enforcement," Loyola Consumer Law Reporter, Spring 1995
    • Speaker, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Widener University College of Law, Wilmington, Del., 1988 - 1993

    Representative Clients:

    • Rannis v. Recchia, 2010 WL 2124096, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 10858, 9th Cir., May 27, 2010
    • Credit Bureau, Inc.
    • Hunt v. Imperial Merchant Services, Inc., 560 F.3d 1137, 9th Cir. 2009
    • National Telewire Corp.
    • Silva v. Patenaude & Felix, P.C., 2010 WL 2000523, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50758, N.D.Cal., May 12, 2010
    • First Credit Resources
    • Acik v. I.C. System, Inc., 640 F.Supp.2d 1019, N.D.Ill. 2009, (Summary Judgment)
    • Diversified Collection Services
    • Anchondo v. Anderson, Crenshaw & Associates, L.L.C., - F.3d -, 2010 WL -, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 17105, 10th Cir., Aug. 16, 2010
    • Payco-General American Credit
    • Imperial Merchant Services, Inc. v. Hunt, 47 Cal.4th 381, 212 P.3d 736, Cal. 2009
    • Transworld Systems
    • Del Campo v. Am. Corrective Counseling Serv., Inc., - F.Supp.2d -, 2010 WL 2473586, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62060, N.D.Cal., June 3, 2010
    • GC Services
    • Drossin v. National Action Financial Services, Inc., 641 F.Supp.2d 1314, S.D.Fla. 2009, (Summary Judgment)
    • General Electric Capital Auto Lease
    • Equifax Check Services
    • Finance Service of Norwalk
    • Imperial Merchant Services, Inc. v. Hunt, 580 F.3d 893, 9th Cir. 2009
    • American Credit Exchange
    • Durham v. Continental Cent. Credit, 2010 WL 2776088, S.D.Cal., July 14, 2010
    • Online Information Services
    • Arlozynski v. Rubin & Debski, P.A., - F.Supp.2d -, 2010 WL 1849081, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45091, M.D.Fla., May 7, 2010
    • Rapid Collection Systems
    • Bogner v. Masari Investments, LLC, 257 F.R.D. 529, D.Ariz. 2009
    • Surety Acceptance Corp.
    • Midwest Billing Services

    Educational Background:

    • Fairmont State College, B.S., 1970
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    25 East Washington Street
    Suite 900
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 800-985-1819

    Fax: 312-372-1673

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