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Marc F. Kirkland

Bio 6900 N. Dallas Pkwy Ste. 800 Plano, TX 75024 214-560-5454

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Consumer Financial Litigation & Compliance

Dispute Resolution

Financial Litigation

Real Estate

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2004
  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.A., 2001, cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for Colorado

Awards & Honors

  • Named Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star by Thomson Reuters (2007, 2010)

Focus of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Litigation
  • Financial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate

Affiliations and Memberships

  • University of Texas at El Paso Alumni Association - Member

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Frisco Education Foundation - Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Frisco Urban Forestry Board - Member (2008-2014)
  • Leadership Frisco Class XI - Graduate (2008)

Presentations

  • Navigating Duties Under the FDCPA and TCPA – Are You Exposed? Texas Association of Bank Counsel’s 41st Annual Convention (September 2017)
  • Avoiding Consumer Protection Pitfalls, Strasburger’s Second Annual Consumer Financial Litigation Symposium (August 2017)
  • FDCPA and TCPA Litigation & Issues, National Credit Union Collections Alliance 3rd Annual Conference (March 2017)
  • Navigating a Credit Union’s Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, National Credit Union Collections Alliance (March 2017)
  • Best Practices in Credit Reporting, Strasburger’s Annual Consumer Financial Litigation Symposium (June 2016)
  • FCRA Litigation & Issues, American Collectors Association of Texas Conference (March 2016)
  • FDCPA and the FCRA Enforcement Actions, Violations (CFPB v. Hanna), Litigation Trends, Background Screening Procedures and Violations of the FCRA, Proper Notices and Disclosures as a Debt Collector under the FDCPA, and Related Privacy Issues, American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Consumer Finance, Class Actions and Litigation (April 2016)
  • Update on Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Litigation and Enforcement Actions: Effective Defense Strategies for New and Emerging Claims and Government Enforcement Actions Arising from the FDCPA and FCRA, American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Consumer Finance, Class Actions and Litigation (April 2015)

Practice Description

Marc Kirkland is a partner and a member of Quilling’s Consumer Financial Litigation team. Marc’s practice is primarily focused on defending financial institutions, consumer reporting agencies, background check companies, creditors, debt collectors, and other companies against claims under the FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, TILA, ECOA, RESPA and other federal and state statutes. He counsels companies on corporate compliance issues related to various consumer finance laws. Marc also represents corporations, partnership, and individuals in complex business litigation matters, including contract disputes, tortious interference, and real estate claims.

Representative Experience

  • Regularly evaluates and provides guidance to clients regarding the FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, and various state consumer protection laws. Represents national consumer reporting agency in various jurisdictions throughout the country.
  • Obtained multiple summary judgments on behalf of clients in litigation brought by consumers alleging violations of the FCRA, defamation, invasion of privacy and other state law claims in various jurisdictions throughout the country.
  • Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of clients in various jurisdictions throughout the country for claims brought under consumer financial protection statutes.
  • Represented a national financial institution in lawsuits throughout the country for claims related to mortgage foreclosures. Represents and defends various clients in civil litigation matters before federal and state courts throughout the country.