Meet August’s Volunteer of the Month
Frank Trapani, our August Volunteer of the Month, worked in education and government before deciding that law was his passion. He initially wanted to go into disability law, but ended up working for a large law firm out of law school to provide for his growing family. But helping those who can’t help themselves was always a passion of his, and so he opened his own boutique litigation law firm, Kreher & Trapani LLP, where he could focus on the work that mattered to him. As part of his practice, Frank represents many individuals in employment litigation.
On the side, Frank does a lot of work with VIP. “I do the work simply because I enjoy working with people who need the help and the representation. And frankly, a lot of people at VIP do, so I really enjoy working with them,” Frank said. Frank has experience with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which regulates what debt collection companies can do when attempting to collect a debt. Frank is able to transfer his experience to help protect VIP clients from debt collectors.
“I understand the contract piece of it, and I have knowledge of both the FDCPA and its state law counterparts. And also what debt collectors, who are bringing these claims, are permitted to do in collecting the judgment,” Frank said.