Simmonds & Narita LLP
50 California Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Direct Dial: (415) 283-1004
Facsimile: (415) 352-2625
Nathan Searles focuses his practice on consumer financial services litigation in courts and arbitration brought under a wide variety of federal and state laws throughout the United States. Mr. Searles is experienced in defending against individual and class action claims brought against business and individuals under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), California Rosenthal Act (RFDCPA), California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCCRA), California Identity Theft Act, California Fair Debt Buying Practices Act (CA FDBPA), California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL 17200) and Florida Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA). He also assists in regulatory, employment and privacy claims. Prior to joining Simmonds & Narita, LLP, Mr. Searles served as Litigation Defense Counsel for a publicly traded receivables management company and as Managing Counsel responsible for legal recovery of California accounts for a national receivables management client.
Mr. Searles is a Dean’s Scholar graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration from Marshall School Business. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During law school, he focused on business and tax law, including financial instruments and consumer and commercial bankruptcy. Mr. Searles is a member of The State Bar of California, The Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before all District Courts of California, Middle District of Florida and Northern District of Florida. Mr. Searles is a Past President of the California Creditors Bar Association and has testified and served as finance industry advocate during legislative meetings. In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Searles serves as Second Vice President of the Rossmoor Community Services District Board, serves on the Orange County (California) Development Processing Review Committee and is regular teacher of financial literacy to students through Junior Achievement of Orange County.