Courtney Wenrick specializes in defending financial institutions in matters involving allegations of violation of the TCPA, FDCPA and FCRA and counseling clients regarding compliance with debt collection laws and regulations.
Courtney Wenrick is an Associate in the Irvine Office of Severson & Werson where she defends banks, automobile lenders, and other financial institutions against debt collections actions brought by consumers. Ms. Wenrick specializes in cases involving allegations of violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and has experience defending lawsuits filed across the country involving both national and local debt collection laws.
Ms. Wenrick also works with financial institutions and other companies to ensure that their collections procedures are in line with the TCPA and FDCPA. Ms. Wenrick understands that oftentimes the goals of a business are in conflict with collection law and she works with businesses to help with creative solutions for debt collections law compliance. Ms. Wenrick has also advised companies on how to avoid TCPA violations in connection with telephone and facsimile advertising campaigns.
Prior to joining Severson & Werson, Ms. Wenrick worked for a trial firm in Los Angeles defending national and international insurance companies and automobile manufacturers in product liability and negligence matters. This experience allowed Ms. Wenrick to balance preparing a case for trial with recognizing cases that are a better fit for alternative dispute resolution or settlement, all while considering the preferences of her clients and the impact litigation has on their businesses.
Ms. Wenrick grew up in San Diego, California and attended college at the University of Southern California where she was a presidential scholar, played on the USC club lacrosse team and served as the team’s treasurer, and mentored freshman students. Ms. Wenrick graduated magna cum laude from USC with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2009. She was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. Ms. Wenrick received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2012 with a specialization in business law.
Ms. Wenrick is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in California.
Areas of Practice
- UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2012
- University of Southern California, B.S. magna cum laude, 2009
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Hyman, S.J. & Wenrick, C.C. (December 2017). “California State and Federal Courts Have Different Class Certification Rules on Whether Putative Classmembers Must Be Ascertainable” Financial Services Law Bulletin