Ms. Ley-Bruinsma represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of civil litigation matters, with a focus on commercial and financial services issues for banks, credit unions, and other financial services providers. She frequently handles matters under federal statutes including the Fair Debt Collection Practices, Fair Credit Reporting, and Truth-In-Lending Acts. Ms Ley-Bruinsma also represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
Prior to joining Myers Nelson Dillon & Shierk in 2007, Ms. Ley-Bruinsma practiced in the Chicago office of a London law firm, where, in addition to commercial and class-action defense, she handled contract and treaty matters for French-speaking clients.
Before entering the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1994, Ms. Ley-Bruinsma served as a legislative director for the Mayor of Boston for two years.
Publications and Presentations
How the FDCPA Can Apply to Creditors and Other Non-Third Party Collectors - Case Examples and Other Horror Stories, 54 Consumer Fin. L. Q. Rep. 211 (2000)
Presentation: FDCPA Applicability to Non-Third Party Collectors
(October 1999 Dallas, Texas; April 2000 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Presentation: Class Action Lawsuits - A New Wave of Litigation Against Insurers and Policyholders (October 1998 Evanston, Illinois)
State Bar of Michigan