Jason Spak represents defendants in civil court lawsuits.  While he has represented a variety of defendants in a variety of industries, his focus is on defending credit reporting agencies, criminal background report providers, and debt collectors when they are sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and related state statutes.

Jason has defended claims for more than $50 million and less than $5,000, and he has appeared in the courts of more than 25 states, from Maine to California, and from Minnesota to Texas.  No matter the place or the amount of money at stake, Jason strives to be assertive but practical, by engaging in aggressive litigation when it’s required, and calm efforts at settlement when it isn’t.

Jason provides pro bono legal services to several Pittsburgh non-profits, and he is an active member and volunteer at Pittsburgh’s St. Jude Parish.

Jason grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs and then spent ten years in other places.  During that decade, he went to college at Notre Dame, went to law school at Michigan, and worked as a fry cook, a department store salesman, a road cr...

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Third, Sixth, Eighth, and District of Columbia Circuits

United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas

District of Colorado

District of the District of Columbia

Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois

Southern District of Indiana

District of Maryland

Eastern District of Michigan

Eastern District of Missouri

District of Nebraska

Western District of New York

Northern District of Ohio

Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania

Western District of Tennessee

Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin


University of Michigan Law School, JD, 2002
University of Notre Dame du Lac, Bachelor of Arts (Government), 1995

Prior Law Firm Experience

Jones Day
Reed Smith

Houston Harbaugh

Practice Areas