Craig Thor Kimmel is one of the most experienced and respected consumer attorneys in the United States. Along with his partner, Robert M. Silverman, he has been called a pioneer in consumer protection and cost-free legal representation.
Since 1989, he has devoted his practice solely to consumer claims, primarily Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA) and Automobile Warranty “Lemon Law” claims. In 1997, he served as legal consultant to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and continues to consult with the Consumer Affairs Committee.
He is credited with creating the only two amendments to the Pennsylvania Lemon Law and authoring the first Computer Lemon Law bill in the United States, which also served as a model for Illinois, Connecticut, and California.
Mr. Kimmel has made appearances on national television discussing his cases and consumer law issues and has given interviews to newspapers, magazines and radio programs. Within the profession, Mr. Kimmel has been a keynote speaker for legal education seminars and has shared his experiences with community groups nationwide.
Mr. Kimmel does not represent businesses or business interests. He instead has chosen to represent individuals and has done so many thousands of times. He has also served as class counsel in cases that have pushed for product improvements and changes in how business responds to customers.
In 1986, Mr. Kimmel earned his Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Ursinus College and in 1989 a Juris Doctor Degree from Widener University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts State Courts, as well as several Federal Courts across the United States.
He is active in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association. Mr. Kimmel is a member in good standing of the American Bar Association.
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