• November 20, 2023

    Hill Wallack Strengthens Nationwide Presence with the Addition of Two Accomplished Attorneys, Ernest Wagner and Patrick Kane

    Hill Wallack Strengthens Nationwide Presence with the Addition of Two Accomplished Attorneys, Ernest Wagner and Patrick Kane, Elevating Financial Services and Litigation Practices.

    Hill Wallack proudly announces the strategic expansion of its esteemed team with the retention of attorneys Patrick Kane and Ernest Wagner. This expansion into California and Illinois underscores our commitment to delivering unparalleled legal services and fortifying our position as leaders in the financial services and litigation sectors nationwide.

    In Chicago, we welcome Ernest Wagner, a distinguished attorney with an impressive track record in financial services and litigation, in complex creditor’s rights matters throughout the country. Joining our San Diego office, Patrick Kane brings a wealth of experience in the field of financial services and litigation.

    Ernest’s and Patrick’s formidable reputation, built on a history of successful cases position them as a valuable asset to our firm. They have experience in various types of financial services litigation, including defending mortgage servicers and lenders in cases involving alleged fraud, the FCRA, FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, TCPA, state consumer protection statutes, alleged wrongful foreclosure actions, the defense of class actions, defending adversary actions under consumer protection laws, and defending alleged violations of the automatic stary or discharge injunction. They also assist clients with insurance issues, including title claims and property damage losses.

    "We are delighted to welcome Patrick Kane and Ernest Wagner to the expanding Hill Wallack family," expressed Michael Kahme, Managing Partner at Hill Wallack. "Their arrival is a pivotal moment in our ongoing expansion efforts, both in scope of work and location and we are confident that their expertise will not only strengthen our team but also elevate our ability to provide comprehensive legal services to our financial services clients nationwide.” Eric Kelner, the Partner in Charge of Creditor’s Rights exclaimed, “We now offer national bankruptcy, foreclosure services, nationwide litigation services and real estate for consumer and commercial financial services clients, thus making the firm a one-stop shop. We can handle any default matter from a routine foreclosure to a class action non-routine lawsuit. It is a big moment for the Hill Wallack Financial Services/Creditor’s Rights Department.”

    They are outstanding lawyers who are “sharp, very responsive and strong advocates for their clients.” explains Justin Wenk, Vice President of Temple View Capital, a national private portfolio lender. “I have known Hill Wallack and Eric Kelner for over ten years at both MCM Capital and now Temple View Capital and feel that the creative way that Ernest and Patrick can navigate the twists and turns of litigation fits perfectly with the Hill Wallack team and their client-driven focus.”

    Hill Wallack has long been synonymous with excellence and a commitment to client success. The addition of Ernest and Patrick underscores our dedication to delivering the highest level of legal expertise and service. These accomplished attorneys are instrumental in maintaining our standing at the forefront of financial services and litigation law, creating Impact Where It Matters Most.

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    About Hill Wallack:
    Hill Wallack is a full-service law firm with a strong commitment to client success. With a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys, we provide a wide range of legal services to clients across various industries. We take pride in delivering exceptional legal counsel, and our expansion into Illinois and California is a testament to our growth and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our clients.