John Rossman is a shareholder and Chair of the Creditors’ Remedies and Bankruptcy Practice Group at Moss & Barnett. Mr. Rossman is a nationally acclaimed authority on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the labyrinth of laws that impact the debt industry. He is a counselor and advisor to national and international companies and noted for his intelligent, creative and successful representation of collection agencies, debt buyers, mortgage lenders, creditors and fellow attorneys. Mr. Rossman further represents creditors in navigating the Bankruptcy Code and Courts to secure payments and collateral, make determinations for future services and minimize preference liability.
Mr. Rossman shaped debt collection law in numerous landmark cases that preserved and expanded the rights of debt collectors, debt buyers and creditors. Mr. Rossman is the editor and primary contributor to the national publication The Collectors’ Advocate which has a readership of more than 5,000 credit industry professionals and focuses on developments involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state regulatory laws. In addition, Mr. Rossman co-hosts a monthly podcast with Moss & Barnett shareholder, Michael Poncin, titled The Debt Collection Drill, in which they examine timely issues for improving collections and compliance.
Mr. Rossman is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Minnesota, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the District of North Dakota, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Western District of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois, the Connecticut District Courts, the Colorado District Court, and the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Rossman is regularly engaged as counsel in other jurisdictions and effects representation in those cases pro hac vice or as a learned strategist for local counsel.
Mr. Rossman obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Rossman earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mr. Rossman is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the ACA International Member’s Attorney Program (MAP). He was named the ACA MAP Compliance Chair for the State of Minnesota for 2011-2013.