National Association of Consumer Advocates

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Logo of the National Association of Consumer Advocates

The National Association of Consumer Advocates is a non-profit association comprised of more than 1,800 attorneys throughout the United States who represent consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices.

The organization manages its own "Find a Consumer Advocate Attorney" directory that can help you find a qualified and experienced consumer rights law attorney near you.

Founded in 1994, members in the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) include both private and public sector attorneys, legal services attorneys, law professors and law students.

Association for Consumer Rights Attorneys

NACA members are consumer rights attorneys. What is a consumer rights attorney? Attorneys focused on the rights of consumers are committed to the ethical and effective representation of consumers in mortgage foreclosure actions, credit reporting errors, abusive debt collection, and other consumer abuses. NACA also created a charitable and educational fund incorporated under §501(c)(3).

NACA members often provide counseling to consumers against the unfair business practices of banks, finance companies, car dealers and other companies. NACA also advocates for legal reforms that build a marketplace based on principles of honesty, fairness, and equity. NACA is the largest consumer advocacy group in the United States.

Members of NACA deal with assisting consumers in the following types of key practice areas:

  • predatory lending practicing;
  • foreclosure prevention;
  • debt collection abuse;
  • automobile fraud;
  • financial regulatory reform;
  • payday lending;
  • forced arbitration;
  • preemption;
  • fair credit reporting;
  • identity theft;
  • military consumer rights; and
  • domestic violence consumer rights.

Benefits of NACA Membership

The benefits of membership in the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) include:

  • access to the NACA Education and Training Department;
  • access to the NACA listservs which allows members to communicate with each other;
  • a copy of The Consumer Advocate newsletter; and
  • access to the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) books, eReports, and eAlerts.

What is a Consumer Rights Law Attorney?

Consumer lawyers handle cases that help consumers including issues related to automobiles, bankruptcy, class action lawsuits, credit reporting, debt collection, mortgage, real estate, housing, small dollar loans, student loans, telemarketing, recorded phone calls, mobile homes, manufactured homes, timeshares, banking issues, credit cards, fraudulent sales practices, financial exploitation, and consumer issues arising out of domestic violence, insurance, utilities, and warranties.

A lawyers membership and leadership in a consumer rights advocacy group such as NACA is a good indicator of their dedication to this unique practice area of the law. 

Contact Information

National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Ste 710
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 452-1989
Fax: (202) 452-0099

This article was last updated on Friday, January 27, 2017.