WASHINGTON, May 9, 2019—The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) is pleased to announce that Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has been awarded the prestigious Champion of Consumer Rights Award for 2019. Since 2007, Senator Brown has served American consumers ensuring that consumers’ rights are protected and that the rights of consumer debtors most in need are preserved in bankruptcy relief.
“We could not be more grateful for Senator Brown’s dedication in Washington to continue to be a champion for consumers and consumer debtors,” says NACBA President John Colwell. “There is not better recipient this year than Senator Brown to be nationally recognized and receive NACBA’s Champion of Consumer Rights Award. NACBA is honoring his hard work to defend consumers from zombie debt, his support on addressing the student loan crisis, and his leadership on ending predatory lending targeted specifically at U.S. Military personnel.”
NACBA is honored Senator Brown will personally accept the award during NACBA’s 27th Annual Convention in Cleveland, OH on Friday, May 17th in front of roughly 500 attorneys, judges, legal staff, and guests from across the country.
NACBA is the only organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors. Past recipients of this award include: Hon. Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senate; U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings; U.S. Representative Steve Cohen; Hon. Richard Durbin, U.S. Senate; Hon. Russell Feingold, U.S. Senate; U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren; Hon. Kamala Harris, U.S. Senate; Hon. William Houston Brown; U.S. Representative Katherine Porter, Esq.; and Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse.