John Gerard Albanese

John Gerard Albanese

Practice areas:

Class action, Consumer protection

About me

John is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers.   As part of Nichols Kaster’s Consumer Litigation team, John represents people who have been harmed by unfair and illegal practices.  John has fought for the little guy in cases involving illegal criminal background checks, unfair debt collection practices, illegal payday lending, and improper mortgage servicing practices.


Prior to joining Nichols Kaster in 2014, John worked as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown in the Northern District of Illinois. During law school, John worked at a class action law firm in New York that represented employees and consumers. He was also a member of the Columbia Law Review, and was elected by his classmates to speak at graduation.

Contact info

4600 IDS Center
80 S. Eighth St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

State Status Acquired Updated
MN Authorized to practice 2014 11/26/2016
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 2012 11/18/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Associate Nichols Kaster, PLLP 2014 – Present
Association name Position name Duration
Federal Bar Association Member N/A
Minnesota State Bar Association Member N/A
Hennepin County Bar Association Member N/A
National Association of Consumer Advocates Member N/A
Publication name Title Date
Minnesota State Bar Association Consumer Litigation Newsletter Who is Safe under Safeco? Willfulness Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act 2014
School name Major Degree Graduated
Columbia Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 2012
Georgetown University N/A BA – Bachelor of Arts 2006
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Minnesota Continuting Legal Education The Six Consumer Protection Statutes Every Attorney Should Know 2015

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