David M. Bizar photoDavid M. Bizar

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory

David brings a wealth of experience to consumer law matters. Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) lists David for Financial Services Regulation Law (2021-2023) and named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Financial Services Regulation Law (2023). David is also a Member of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law and is a Member and former Regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. David has litigated to judgment and through appeal some of the most important issues and cases nationally involving the legality of consumer products and services, particularly ones involving financial services. Before returning to his roots to rejoin the consumer’s side, David spent more than 25 years litigating over 600 consumer cases including dozens of class actions and regulatory enforcement matters, and over 100 appeals, involving a vast array of consumer protection claims brought against national and state banks, credit unions, mortgage and student lenders and servicers, manufacturer and third-party automotive finance companies, credit card issuers, short-term money lenders, national and regional retailers, and other businesses. David has also represented clients in and outside of bankruptcy cases involving creditor’s and debtor’s rights, lender liability, judgment enforcement, and sanctions, among other issues.

David began his law practice as an Army JAG when he served four years on active duty at the rank of Captain with the 1st Cavalry Division as a legal assistance officer, chief of legal assistance, and a prosecutor. David was also attached to the 4th Infantry Division as a trial defense counsel. In 1996, he deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division during Operation Desert Strike to the Emirate of Kuwait, where he served as legal advisor to the commander and was awarded The Army Achievement Medal for meritorious service. While serving, he graduated from the United States Army Infantry School Airborne (Paratrooper) Course. David brings that same level of commitment and hard-charging dedication to every client’s case.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Consumer Financial Services Committee, Litigation and Arbitration Subcommittee, co-chair, 2015-2018; co-vice chair, 2011-2015; Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, 2008-2011; Liaison from the Business Law Section to the LAMP Committee, 2007-2008)
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law (Governing Committee, 2015 to present)
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2019 to present)
  • Connecticut Bar Association (chair, Consumer Law Section, 2005-2009; Executive Committee, Litigation Section, 2008-2011)
  • Shelter Legal Services Foundation/Veterans Legal Assistance Network, the largest non-profit provider of pro bono legal assistance services to veterans in Massachusetts, (Board Member, 2009 to 2014)
  • University of Connecticut School of Law (Adjunct Instructor, Moot Court, 2005 to 2008)
  • The Order of the Coif (1994)

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