Managing Attorney - Small Claims
Christopher R. DiPlacido
DePaul University College of Law
Admitted to Illinois Bar; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Publications & Presentations
• Illinois Bar Journal, "The Illinois Rules of Evidence and the admission of business records through foundational sources," October 2020.
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association Seminar: Service of Process and Motions to Quash – Statutory Law, Caselaw, and Notes from the Field (March 4, 2019).
• Collection Litigation: Representing the Creditor, IICLE Press, February 2019.
• DCBA Brief (DuPage Bar Journal), “Objection Hearsay! Eliminating Confusion on Business Records Admissibility,” January 2019.
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association Seminar: Anatomy of a Trial (March 6, 2017).
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association Seminar: Evidence and the FDCPA (March 7, 2016).
• Collection Litigation: Representing the Creditor, IICLE Press, February 2014. Updated the 2011 QuickGuide, focusing on the increasing regulatory environment post-2008 (FDIC, FTC, and CFPB), discussing the result of class action lawsuits from the 2008 amendment to the Collection Agency Act, as well as the 2013 amendment.
• NARCA Legal Collection News Update, “Unifund v. Shah II,” January 2014.
• Amicus Brief, Unifund v. Shah (2) (Footnote 1, 993 N.E.2d 518 (2013). The only of four amici cited by the court.
• IICLE Seminar: First Steps for Consumer Clients Facing Credit Card Default (April 16, 2012).
• Illinois State Bar Association Seminar: Hot Topics in Consumer Collections: Representing Debt Buyers and the Collection of Credit Card Debts (September 16, 2011 and October 17, 2011).
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association Board Member – Education Chair – 2011-2014. First chair to include professionalism credits in our continuing legal education series.
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association Seminar: Documentary Evidence in Credit Card Litigation (March 7, 2011)
• IICLE Seminar: Evidence in Collection Actions (February 22, 2011).
• Small Claims Credit Collection 2011 QuickGuide, IICLE Press, November 2010. A response to the 2008 amendment to the Illinois Collection Agency Act, which brought debt buyers under the Act, resulting in multiple class action lawsuits. Previously, the Act primarily regulated traditional collection agencies, not debt buyers who filed lawsuits.
• Wabash Commentary (Spring 1997) Interview: Prof. Gerard Bradley, Notre Dame Law School.