Aaron Chastain represents financial services institutions, healthcare companies, and other businesses in a broad range of litigation and compliance-related matters. Aaron has advised mortgage servicers and other financial institutions in complying with the complex universe of federal regulation and state lien laws, as well as in handling mortgage and finance-related litigation, such as claims for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), wrongful foreclosure, violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). He also represents healthcare companies in a variety of litigated matters, ranging from state-court interpleader actions to large-scale False Claims Act cases.

Aaron has litigated cases in both federal and state courts in a wide range of venues, including courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. He has tried multiple cases to a verdict as lead counsel and has had primary responsibility for drafting his clients’ appellate briefs in over 75 cases.

In working with his clients, Aaron strives to provide sensible and practical litigation and compliance advice from a business standpoint. He understands that litigating requires perspective: Some cases are worth fighting for every square inch of ground, while others are not. Aaron always tries to work with his clients to understand the broader context for each issue and come to an understanding about the best approach to resolving it.

Notable Matters

Clark v. Chase Bank USA, N.A., __ Fed. App’x __, 2016 WL 556716 (11th Cir. Feb. 12, 2016)
Represented mortgage servicer in obtaining appellate court’s affirmance of dismissal of complaint alleging claims for fraud, breach of contract, and wrongful foreclosure.

Shepherd v. U.S. Bank, N.A., __ So. 3d __, 2015 WL 7356384 (Ala. 2015)
Represented financial institution in obtaining reversal of $4 million for claims related to mortgage origination and servicing.

United States v. AseraCare Inc., __ F. Supp. 3d __, 2015 WL 8486874 (N.D. Ala. Nov. 3, 2015)
Represented hospice company in obtaining summary judgment in $200 million False Claims Act case.

Orton v. Matthews, 572 Fed. App’x 830 (11th Cir. 2014)
Represented mortgage servicer in obtaining affirmance of dismissal of claim for quiet title related to alleged deficiencies in assignment of mortgage debt.

Armour v. Monsanto Co., 995 F. Supp. 2d 1273 (N.D. Ala. Feb. 3, 2014)
Represented chemicals companies in obtaining dismissal of claims related to alleged PCB-contamination in light of settlement agreement.

Ex parte GMAC Mortg., LLC, 176 So. 3d 845 (Ala. 2013)
Represented mortgage servicer in obtaining reversal of Alabama Court of Appeals decision holding that mortgage foreclosure is invalid if foreclosing entity is not the mortgagee or assignee of the mortgagee’s interest.

Kee v. Federal Nat’l Mortg. Ass’n, 512 Fed. App’x 739 (10th Cir. 2013)
Represented Federal National Mortgage Association in obtaining affirmance of dismissal of claim for quiet title related to alleged deficiencies in assignment of mortgage debt.

Jackson v. WAFF, Inc., 109 So. 3d 1123 (Ala. Civ. App. 2012)
Represented television stations in obtaining affirmance of dismissal of claims for defamation.

In re Jefferson County, Alabama, 2012 WL 3775758 (N.D. Ala. Aug. 28, 2012)
Represented Jefferson County in obtaining affirmance of bankruptcy court’s ruling that private litigant lacked ability to challenge allocation of funds.