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: 800-673-1828
Fax: 312-372-1673
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2012, 2018 - 2019
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Consumer Law (60%): Consumer Protection

Class Action/Mass Torts (40%)

Focus Areas

Consumer Protection

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2012, 2018 - 2019

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About Randolph Bragg

Admitted: 1994, Illinois

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

Honors/Awards:

  • 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
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Representative Clients:

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

Educational Background:

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

Phone: 800-673-1828

Fax: 312-372-1673

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