WASHINGTON (PRWEB) February 16, 2018
Washington, D.C. based attorneys Jeffrey D. Kaliel and Sophia Goren Gold have launched Kaliel PLLC, a new Plaintiffs'-side consumer class action boutique law firm. The new firm will represent plaintiffs in consumer class actions and personal injury cases, with a special emphasis on fighting predatory financial services products that target America's most vulnerable communities.
The launch of the firm comes on the heels of Kaliel's historic $66.6 million class action settlement with Bank of America concerning Bank of America's practice of charging so-called "extended overdraft fees," a practice plaintiffs alleged was in violation of usury laws, which cap legal interest rates to protect borrowers.
"Too often, banks, credit unions and other financial services companies profit off the deceptive and unlawful exploitation of the poor and working poor," Kaliel said in a statement. "I've dedicated my career to fighting this type of poverty capitalism any way I can."
A graduate of Amherst College and Yale Law School and a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the second Iraq war, Kaliel has nearly a decade's worth of experience in litigating national class actions on behalf of Plaintiffs. He has been appointed class counsel in numerous nationwide and state-specific class actions, which have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for millions of class members.
Kaliel is joined by Sophia Goren Gold, a third-generation Plaintiffs' lawyer and rising star in the class action world.
"Litigation can and should be a weapon to make sure each and every one of us has the right to the pursuit of happiness, without unfair obstacles. I'm excited to be part of a firm whose mission it is to hold companies accountable for unfair business practices" said Gold.
A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Gold has already achieved notable successes in the public interest, including litigation that led to the State of Florida removing a tax that unconstitutionally targeted women and litigation that eliminated a bank's unlawful siphoning of jurors' daily payments.
Kaliel PLLC is D.C. based, but affiliates with co-counsel to litigate cases in state and federal court nationwide.
For more information on Kaliel PLLC, or to discuss your own experience with abusive business practices, go to http://www.kalielpllc.com.