Daniel Timothy LeBel

Daniel Timothy LeBel

Advocate and Counsel for Consumers. The Consumer Law Practice of Daniel T. LeBel
  • Consumer Law
  • California
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Practice Area
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Class Actions
  • Deceptive Business Practices
  • False Advertising
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Owner
Consumer Law Practice of Daniel T. LeBel
- Current
Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. (2006) | Civil Litigation Concentration
Honors: Witkin and CALI Awards
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1999)
Honors: Honors, Distinction in General Scholarship
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Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Attorneys
Member
Current
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California State Bar  # 246169
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Consumer Law Practice
Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered
Q. Need a Pro Bono Consumer Protection Lawyer. Any good recommendations would be helpful.
A: With cracks in the frame it sounds like--regardless of the fuel injectors or transmission--the car is unsafe to drive. You should find competent mechanics and follow their advice. Under the facts as represented your vehicle must have been out of service for prolonged periods and, if under warranty, the manufacturer should have offered a buyback. If it hasn't, you should contact a competent consumer attorney as soon as possible. Money should not prevent access to justice. The state legislature understood that the average consumer cannot afford to hire their own attorney and enacted consumer protection laws that provide fee shifting. This means that if you win your case, the dealer or manufacturer defendant must pay your attorneys' fees.
Q. I recently purchased a car from an app called OfferUp. I have proof of returning the car but they won’t pay me back.
A: Sorry to hear about your problem in getting your money back. You should consult with a consumer law attorney and possibly law enforcement as soon as possible. You haven't included much information here, but this could be a problem with the company, the third party selling you the car, or with a scammer. You will want to take action as soon as possible. Best regards, Dan
Q. Is it legal to charge my credit card more than the quote on website?
A: Sorry to hear about your trouble with this company. There seems to be a lot going on here and asking questions online is no substitute for consulting with an attorney. To answer the narrow question, it is not legal to be charged more than you authorized for the purchase. If this company cannot explain the additional charge and will not cancel the transaction, you may contact your credit card company to reverse the charges. Good luck with resolving the matter, Dan
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Contact & Map
Consumer Law Practice
PO Box 720286
San Francisco, CA 94172
Telephone: (415) 513-1414