April Kuehnhoff

Staff Attorney

April Kuehnhoff is a staff attorney in the National Consumer Law Center’s Boston office, where she advocates for fair debt collection. She is the co-author of NCLC’s Fair Debt Collection and a contributing author to Surviving Debt. Prior to joining NCLC, Ms. Kuehnhoff was an associate at Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP, a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Gary Katzmann at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and a Skirnick Public Interest Fellow at the Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services office of Greater Boston Legal Services. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School.

Featured Work

Consumer Advice: Dealing with Debt Collectors After New Reg. F

Advice to consumers in dealing with debt collectors, taking into consideration new consumer rights and new consumer risks flowing from federal rules that just went into effect on November 30, 2021. This article provides nine ways to stop debt harassment, with sample letters; explains the limits of what collectors can really do; and lists illegal debt…
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FDCPA Litigation Using New Reg. F: Pleading Tips & Recently Alleged Violations

The CFPB’s new Regulation F interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) took effect November 30, 2021. For more detail on the new regulation see Comprehensive New FDCPA Regulation F Takes Effect November 30. Based on a review of nearly sixty complaints alleging violations of Regulation F filed in federal court in the first…
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FDCPA Litigation Using New Reg. F: Pleading Tips & Recently Alleged Violations

Based on a review of nearly sixty complaints alleging violations of Regulation F filed in federal court in the first six months since the effective date, this article provides initial advice for FDCPA practitioners regarding the use of Regulation F in litigation. The article lists pleading tips for Regulation F litigation, highlights particular violations of Regulation F alleged in the complaints, and links to examples of federal court complaints alleging those types of violations.
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