John Rossman is a shareholder and Chair of the Creditors' Remedies and Bankruptcy Practice Group at Moss & Barnett. Mr. Rossman is a nationally acclaimed authority on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the labyrinth of laws that impact the debt industry. He is a counselor and advisor to national and international companies and noted for his intelligent, creative and successful representation of collection agencies, debt buyers, mortgage lenders, creditors and fellow attorneys. Mr. Rossman further represents creditors in navigating the Bankruptcy Code and Courts to secure payments and collateral, make determinations for future services and minimize preference liability.
Mr. Rossman shaped debt collection law in numerous landmark cases that preserved and expanded the rights of debt collectors, debt buyers and creditors. In addition, Mr. Rossman co-hosts an innovative and extremely popular monthly audio blog series with Moss & Barnett shareholder, Michael Poncin, titled The Debt Collection Drill, in which they examine developments involving the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA and state regulatory laws. The Debt Collection Drill episodes are regularly distributed by InsideARM.com and include some of the most downloaded and shared content for that publication.
Mr. Rossman is licensed to practice in 15 different courts and jurisdictions across the country. He is regularly engaged as counsel nationwide, both as a lead attorney and as a learned strategist for local counsel.
Mr. Rossman obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Rossman earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mr. Rossman is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the ACA International Member's Attorney Program (MAP). He was named the ACA MAP Compliance Chair for the State of Minnesota for 2011-2013.
Areas of Practice:
Creditor Bankruptcy Representation
Debt Collector/Debt Buyer compliance and defense
Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance and Defense
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Compliance and Defense
Truth in Lending Act/RESPA Compliance and Defense
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court District of Colorado
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota,
January, 1994 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
May, 1990 B.A. Major: Journalism
The Collectors' Advocate, Editor and Primary Contributor
Ferris & Salter v. Thomson Reuters Corporation, 2012 WL 3815624 (D. Minn)
Dumoulin v. Palisades Collection, LLC, 11-149
(Idaho Supreme Court 2011)
Brill v. Financial Recovery Services, Inc., 2010 WL 5825480
(D. Neb. 2010)
Lougee v. Ad Astra Recovery Services, Inc., 2010 WL 277178
(D. Colo. 2010)
Mack Financial Services v. Tim Flanigan Trucking, Inc., 2010 WL 234729
(D. Minn. 2010)