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He is a financial services litigation attorney, with experience in consumer credit and financial regulatory compliance cases. Before joining Womble Carlyle, Sterling was VP and in-house counsel for a major consumer financial services company.
Prior to joining Womble Carlyle, Sterling served as Vice President, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc., the largest provider of non-bank cash advance services in the United States.
Sterling has significant experience counseling and representing public and private companies and financial institutions on matters relating to commercial and consumer financial litigation involving lender liability claims relating to loan originations and servicing. These matters include class actions and dispute resolution alternatives such as loan modifications, forbearance agreements and other loan work outs. Sterling also counsels clients in the financial industry regarding regulatory compliance, consumer credit issues, commercial real estate transactions and disputes, complex business litigation and general corporate matters. He also has experience in general tort litigation, product liability litigation, medical malpractice defense and premises liability.
As a member of the Financial Services Litigation Team, Sterling represents banks and servicers in commercial loan workout and foreclosure work as well as consumer finance litigation. Sterling’s consumer finance litigation matters involve, among other things, the FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, TCPA, RESPA, and other consumer protection statutes both state and federal, residential mortgage foreclosure matters involving alleged servicing and loan origination violations, real estate title disputes, and other lender liability claims. Additionally, Sterling’s experience includes defending lender-placed insurance related claims as well as serving as lead counsel on putative class actions brought by consumers. Sterling has handled numerous appeals of decisions from the trial court level to the South Carolina Court of Appeals on behalf of his financial institution clients.
Sterling is listed in the “Legal Elite of the Upstate.”
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Consumer Finance Litigation
Financial Services Litigation