Skip to main content

Background Check Lawyer New Jersey - Consumer Attorneys

Welcome to Consumer Attorneys! It is here where hard-working Americans, from New Jersey to Florida to California, seek justice if they were denied a job or promotion, refused credit, bypassed for tenancy, denied a mortgage or car loan, or were harmed in other ways due to false information on their background check reports.  

Any type of injustice that has wreaked havoc in someone's life must be rectified! At Consumer Attorneys, we connect New Jersey residents with local background check lawyer teams who are specialists in righting the wrongs from background check reports. Whether you are interested in securing that perfect job or purchasing your forever home, the contents of a single background check report can make or break your dreams.  

Here's the bottom line: If your background check includes even one significant error, you want strong legal counsel to right the wrong. Oftentimes, when consumers deal with credit reporting agencies and their information furnishers, their disputes are handled ineptly and inefficiently – this is why legal assistance from Consumer Attorneys is so vital!

We Sue Background Check Companies

Background check agencies have been sued due to the mayhem caused by their inaccurate reports.  This includes sealed, expunged, or obsolete information that should never have been listed, single arrests listed multiple times, misdemeanors listed as felonies, mixed files causing excellent credit histories to be reported as substandard, debt amounts entered incorrectly, and the list goes on!

If you discover inaccurate background information, you should file a dispute in writing with the business that compiled the background report. You would need to uncover any sources used by the background check agency as well. If you have any questions or concerns, give Consumer Attorneys a call at +1 877-615-1725 right away!

Why Should Consumer Attorneys Matter to You?

If your background check report had errors and those errors negatively affected your life in one or more ways: socially, psychologically, or financially. Consumer Attorneys can help you recover financial compensation. You have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)!

As a leading national consumer protection law firm, Consumer Attorneys offers New Jersey residents more than 10 years of protecting consumers' rights under the FCRA. In addition to addressing adverse background check reports, we assist New Jersey clients with shady debt collectors as well as credit reporting agencies that violate the FCRA. Our lawyers' efforts have secured more than $100 million in monetary recoveries for our clients.

The FCRA is Your Staunch Ally

The FCRA has strict standards for employers, lenders, and landlords on how they gain consent for background checks, how they conduct background checks, and what they are permitted to do with the information they uncover.

Do you qualify for a lawsuit? Know the following:

  • No employer, lender, or landlord has the legal right to obtain a background check without your written consent. 
  • You must be informed if background check information might be used against you.
  • You must be given the name and contact information of the background check agency used on your behalf. 
  • Background check agencies are not allowed to provide information to an employer, lender, or landlord until he or she certifies that he or she has disclosed to you that a background check would be initiated.  
  • The FCRA sets parameters regarding the negative information a background check report can contain. Civil suits, judgments, arrests, paid tax liens, and collections cannot be listed after seven years, and bankruptcies cannot be listed after 10 years.

It's Time for Justice!

If your FCRA rights were violated, you may be able to sue and receive actual damages, as well as punitive damages plus attorney's fees and costs. Consumer Attorneys is ready to ensure you have the benefit of being represented by a powerhouse legal team. 

Consumer Attorneys serves clients nationwide who are represented in state and federal courts. We will connect you with a New Jersey background check lawyer team near you who will assess your situation as part of a free case review. You can also take advantage of a free credit report analysis. You will be advised of your next step forward.

No Out-of-Pocket Fees and No Worries!

Many individuals feel they can't afford a lawyer to represent them – let's debunk that myth! If your case is accepted, you would pay no out-of-pocket fees! Our lawyers would receive a fee only if they win on your behalf! You have nothing to lose!

New Jersey, We're On Your Side – Give Us a Call!

Residents of New Jersey can connect with our legal team in various ways:

  • Call +1 877-615-1725 for immediate assistance and a free case review.
  • Fill out our brief contact us form or initiate a LIVE CHAT share your concerns.
  • Reach out to us at with any questions at any time.

Are you violated by creditors, debt collectors, or credit reporting agencies?

Call us, and we will restore your financial life back to normal.

Get in touch