Michele L. Stocker is a commercial litigator with a broad range of experience representing clients in the financial services industry, including regional and national banks, loan servicers, consumer finance companies, mortgage bankers, credit card issuers, debt buyers and third-party debt collectors. She also regularly advises clients in employment-related matters involving discrimination, harassment, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour issues.
Other areas of concentration include: Telephone Consumer Protection Act, contested mortgage foreclosures, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, mortgage loan orientation and loan servicing issues, unfair and deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud, identity theft, predatory lending, force-played insurance, employment discrimination, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, non-competition/restrictive covenant agreements, wage and hour issues, and class action defense.
Michele’s professional and community involvement includes: serving as a board member for Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and the Children’s Home Society of Florida - Intracoastal? Division. She also is a member of the American Bar Association, and was a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. Michele is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and vice chair of the Crockett Foundation. She also is a circuit civil mediator with the Florida Supreme Court.
Ms. Stocker received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in, 1990 and B.A., cum laude, Princeton University, 1987.