Our practice is solely devoted to helping people going through difficult times, such as with credit report problems/errors, identity theft, abusive debt collection, or financial problems. We pride ourselves on spending time with our clients, getting to know them as human beings and providing advocacy to those that otherwise would not have access to the civil justice system.
Ben Dupré, Attorney
In 2007, I resigned as a litigation associate for Hoge Fenton Jones and Appel, where I had strong relationships with my colleagues, and earned a successful trial and litigation record, to open my own office dedicated exclusively to helping individuals going through very stressful times and protecting their consumer rights.
I got my roots in consumer protection more than ten years ago when I volunteered (and still do) at the Alexander Community Law Center assisting low income individuals harmed by abusive and predatory consumer practices.
I graduated from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in the top 20% with a strong emphasis on Consumer Protection. I was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and a public interest summer fellow. I graduated with honors receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. I also studied at the London School of Economics in London, England. When I am not working, most likely I am with my two little boys and wife.
Candee Lucas, Attorney
Candee Lucas focuses on consumer bankruptcy. She has more than 24 years of bankruptcy experience representing consumers, businesses, and trustees in bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation and appeals.
She has practiced in a boutique firm setting as partner, associate, as a sole practitioner, and now in the role Of Counsel. Through Legal Aid and the Pro Bono Project – Silicon Valley she has developed a keen awareness of the special needs of counseling low income individuals in crises to determine and provide legal services available and to assist them through both.
Ms. Lucas is a member of both the California Bar and Iowa Bar. Ms. Lucas graduated from the John F. Kennedy University School of Law serving as a co-editor of the Law Record. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministries from Santa Clara University.
When not working, she spends time as a hospice volunteer doing direct patient care and accompaniment as a Jesuit-trained-and-inspired spiritual companion to the dying and their families, friends and caretakers and assists in training new volunteers.