Jason G. Shanfield


Jason G. Shanfield has devoted his career to individual and class action consumer cases, as well as helping individuals and family business people with issues relating to shareholder oppression and freezeouts, trade secrets, and non-competition agreements.

Mr. Shanfield has a particular focus on helping consumer victims of unlawful debt collection practices, including litigating debt collector harassment cases, defending debt collection lawsuits in the Circuit Court of Cook County, and helping consumers deal with inaccurate credit reporting and identity theft issues.

Mr. Shanfield handles warranty and consumer fraud litigation involving fake fees and taxes, bogus overcharges, as well as automobile, boat, and recreational vehicle cases on behalf of consumers who were sold dangerous, unreliable, or fraudulently misrepresented vehicles.

Mr. Shanfield is a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), a nationwide organization of attorneys dedicated to representing consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive, and predatory business practices, and enjoys regularly attending NACA and the National Consumer Law Center's conferences and trainings on issues relating to consumer litigation.

If you have been the victim of a dishonest debt collector, car dealer, or bank, contact us to arrange a free case evaluation by email, telephone, or using our convenient Contact Us page.


JD, Depaul University College of Law, 2001

BA, The University of Chicago, 1998

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Illinois Supreme Court, 2001
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2001
United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 2005
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Illinois State Bar Association

Featured Cases and Matters

Konewko v. Dickler, Kahn, Slowikoski & Zavell
2008 WL 206551 (N.D. Ill. 2008)
Judge in FDCPA class action against Illinois collection firm ordered defendant to plead its FDCPA "bona fide error" defense under higher pleading standard.

Pappas v. Pella Corp.
363 Ill. App. 3d 795, 844 N.E. 2d 995 (1st Dist. 2006)
Handled briefing of appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County to the Illinois Appellate Court, which reversed the decision of the trial court dismissing a complaint under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. The Court held that allegations of fraudulent concealment of known design defects causing windows to prematurely mold and rot states a claim under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, and that conduct may be deceptive even in the absence of unfair conduct.

Dale v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
2004 S.W.2d 151 (Mo. App. W.D. 2006)
Handled trial level briefing defeating DaimlerChrysler's motion for summary judgment and obtaining contested class certification that was upheld in a published decision by the Missouri Appellate Court in warranty and consumer fraud case against automobile manufacturer dealing with known design defects in power windows causing premature failure.

Hill v. PS Illinois Trust
368 Ill. App. 3d, 856 N.E.2d 560 (1st Dist. 2006)
Illinois Appellate Court reversed trial court, holding that failure to comply with provisions of Illinois Self Storage Facility Lien Act can form the basis of unfairness claim under Illinois Consumer Fraud Act in case stemming from allegedly unlawful sale of the Plaintiff's personal property without adequate notice.

Wasilewski v. National Enterprise Systems
No. 07 CV 2045 (N.D. Ill.)
Henao v. National Enterprise Systems
No. 08 CV 666 (N.D. Ill.)
FDCPA cases against Ohio debt collector alleging pattern of harassment, including misrepresentations regarding non-existent lawsuits and fake garnishment proceedings.

"Debt Collectors Pushing to Get Their Day in Court" Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2008