Neal F. Bailen

Neal Bailen is a Member of the firm and co-chair of the Financial Services Litigation Group. His practice focuses on defending financial institutions in consumer litigation. His clients include some of the nation’s largest auto finance companies, national banks, regional banks, mortgage loan servicers, and self-storage companies. He has extensive experience defending claims for alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), as well as state unfair trade practices laws. Neal regularly represents and advises clients on matters involving loan servicing and origination, mortgage fraud, check fraud, wrongful foreclosure, deceptive trade practice claims, loan repurchase disputes, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and contentious foreclosure actions.

In addition to a multi-state financial services litigation practice, Neal maintains a significant general litigation practice involving contract disputes, business torts, personal injury, insurance coverage, and professional liability claims. He has been named a Rising Star in the field of business litigation by Indiana Super Lawyers® (2012-17).

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Refreshing Relief or Return of the Robocalls?

Loss Mitigation, Debt Collection, and FDCPA Nuances and Challenges

American Conference Institute's Residential Mortgage Regulatory Enforcement & Litigation Conference, Dallas, TX, September 26, 2017

The Impact of Spokeo and Overcoming Routine Borrower Counterclaims

American Conference Institute's National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation, Dallas, TX, September 26, 2016

Enforcement Actions under FDCPA and FCRA

American Conference Institute's 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, Chicago, IL, July 28, 2016
Bar Admissions
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Firm Leadership

Financial Institutions Litigation Group, Co-chair

Indiana Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Mortgage Bankers Association of America
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