James L. Brown photoJames L. Brown

ACCFSL Past President

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Consumer Financial Services Regulatory

Mr. Brown was the Director of the Center for Consumer Affairs, an applied research unit within the School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from 1977 until his retirement from the University in 2010. In addition, he was an Associate Professor with the University. Prior to joining the University, he was a staff attorney with Milwaukee Legal Services, concentrating on consumer law matters. He also served as Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Education at UW-M. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He lectures and testifies extensively regarding payment matters and predatory lending.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors, Consumer Federation of America, 1990-2014
  • Consumer Fellow, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association, 1995-2014
  • Member, Board of Overseers, Institute for Civil Justice, RAND Corporation, 2002-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Electronic Funds Transfer Association, 1991-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, and former Co-Chair, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 1996-present
  • Treasurer, Haiti Project, Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Aurora Family Services of Milwaukee, 1980-1989, 2014-present

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