Kevin Abramowicz - Co-Founder

Kevin Abramowicz is the co-founder of East End Trial Group. Kevin started his career as an attorney working at a national plaintiffs class action firm. Before co-founding East End, Kevin founded BCJ Law, a consumer rights law firm.

Throughout his career, Kevin has litigated individual and class action cases involving debt collection harassment, unfair lending, consumer fraud, wage and hour violations, and disability and credit discrimination. Kevin has litigated cases in various state and federal courts throughout the nation. Kevin also has defended hundreds of consumers sued by debt collectors, credit card companies, and other lenders.

Kevin is licensed to represent clients in Pennsylvania state and federal court. He also works with attorneys from other states to represent clients that reside throughout the United States.

Courts have certified Kevin as class counsel in cases concerning the rights of persons with mobility disabilities and individuals denied fair wages.

  • White v. 1 Person At A Time, LLC, No. 2:17-cv-01047 (W.D. Pa. June 15, 2018): Class where workers recovered well over 100% of wages owed.
  • Hernandez v. AutoZone, Inc., No. 1:15-cv-05593 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 27, 2018): National class certified for individuals with disabilities challenging policies and practices at thousands of stores throughout United States.

Kevin also has made substantial litigation contributions to class actions that have provided over twenty million dollars of value to consumers across the country.

  • Luca v. Wyndham, No. 16-cv-746 (W.D. Pa.): Kevin helped secure a settlement fund valued at over $7,000,000.
  • Morrow v. Ann Inc., No. 16-cv-3340 (S.D.N.Y.): Kevin helped secure a settlement fund valued at over $6,000,000.
  • Gennock v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., No. 16-cv-633 (W.D. Pa.): Kevin helped secure a settlement fund valued at $6,000,000.
  • Friske v. Bonnier Corporation, No. 16-cv-12799 (E.D. Mich.): Kevin helped secure a settlement fund valued at over $2,000,000.
  • Sullivan v. Wenner Media LLC, No. 16-cv-960 (W.D. Mich.): Kevin helped secure a settlement fund valued at over $1,000,000.

Currently, Kevin is in the process of successfully litigating first-of-a-kind legal theories in courts throughout Pennsylvania.

  • Zirpoli v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 19-cv-1428, ECF No. 31, (M.D. Pa. July 15, 2020): first time a Pennsylvania court held a court could decide the validity of an assignment on a motion to compel arbitration.
  • Mellish v. CACH, LLC, No. 19-cv-1217, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52383, (W.D. Pa. Mar. 26, 2020): first time a Pennsylvania court held buying or seeking to collect personal loans without a license is unlawful.
  • Howard v. LVNV Funding, LLC, No. 19-cv-93, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34697 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 28, 2020): first time a Pennsylvania court held certain representations in proofs of claim are false and deceptive.

To date, Kevin has prosecuted or is in the process of prosecuting some of the following types of class actions:

  • State-wide class actions challenging the ability of debt buyers to collect personal loans without a license.
  • State-wide class actions challenging the ability of debt buyers to sue Pennsylvania residents without specific statutory notice.
  • State-wide class actions challenging representations debt buyers made in proofs of claim filed in Pennsylvania bankruptcy courts.
  • Multi-state class actions for misrepresentations concerning right to dispute a debt.
  • State-wide class action for misrepresentations in letters attempting to collect medical debts.
  • State-wide class actions for unlawful disclosure of private information.
  • Nationwide class action for deceptive and fraudulent billing practices.
  • Nationwide class action for unlawful mortgage servicing practices.
  • State-wide, multi-state, and nationwide class actions concerning consumer fraud and false advertising.

Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania State Court
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Western District of New York
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations:

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Academics:

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Law Review, University of Pittsburgh
  • Recognized for Excellence in Disability Discrimination
  • Judicial Extern, Western District of Pennsylvania

Contact:

  • (412) 223-5740 (Tel)
  • (412) 626-7101 (Fax)
  • kabramowicz@eastendtrialgroup.com