Jared Searls focuses his practice on assisting financial institution clients on a wide variety of litigation and regulatory compliance matters. Jared is a member of Bradley’s Financial Services Litigation team and is also a member of the Auto Finance and Payment Systems teams, with a particular emphasis on new-age technology and evolving forms of payments and client-consumer interaction. He advises financial clients on ever-changing financial regulations on both the state and federal level and provides defense when disputes or litigation actions are brought against lenders and other financial institutions.
Jared has litigated matters and provided compliance advice to clients related to unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), as well various other state and federal laws.
Additionally, he focuses a portion of his practice on helping clients navigate issues involving emerging payments systems such as mobile payments, mobile application payments, and mobile person-to-person payments.
Jared received his J.D. from the University of Alabama (magna cum laude), where he served as an articles editor of the Alabama Law Review and competed as a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. Prior to attending law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from West Virginia University with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy.