Husband. Father. Occasional bagpipe player. Craft beer drinker and proud wearer of the bow tie (though it must have been casual Friday when this photo was taken). This is Minnesota consumer rights attorney Chris Wheaton. Wheaton represents people under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He sues debt collectors who abuse and harass people who owe debt. In this interview, Wheaton tells us why he became a lawyer, describes a day-in-the-life in consumer rights practice, and gives some advice on starting a solo/small law firm.
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