Daniel A. Edelman is Principal of the firm Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin, LLC. Since the end of 1985, he has been in private practice in downtown Chicago. Virtually all of his practice involves litigation on behalf of consumers, including individual and class actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Truth in Lending Act and debt collection defense. Mr. Edelman argued for the consumer in Heintz v. Jenkins, 514 U.S. 291, 131 L.Ed.2d 395, 115 S.Ct. 1489 (1995), establishing FDCPA coverage of attorneys. Mr. Edelman is the author or coauthor of numerous books and publications on class actions and consumer protection law, including CONSUMER CLASS ACTION MANUAL (NCLC, 2d – 5th editions) (coauthor) and chapters in OHIO CONSUMER LAW and IICLE®’s REAL ESTATE LITIGATION (2021) and CAUSES OF ACTION: CONSUMER ACTIONS (2020), as well as articles for the Loyola Consumer Law Reporter and the Chicago Bar Association. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Tara L. Goodwin is a Member of Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin, LLC, in Chicago, and concentrates her practice in consumer law and litigation. Ms. Goodwin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. She received her J.D. with high honors and Order of the Coif from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago.