Coming in January 2019, the Center for Class Action Fairness moves to the Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute, a new public interest law firm.
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The Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute stands for free markets, free speech, limited government, and separation of powers, and against regulatory abuse and rent-seeking.
The Center for Class Action Fairness continues to represent consumers and shareholders pro bono against abusive class action settlements, winning tens of millions for consumers and shareholders, and setting precedents that safeguard consumers, investors, courts, and the general public.
Director of Litigation and Senior Attorney
Ted founded CCAF in 2009. He’s argued dozens of appeals including in the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as Frank v. Gaos in the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s been profiled by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Melissa A. Holyoak
President and General Counsel
Melissa is a former prosecutor and has extensive experience as a class action and administrative appeal litigator, arguing in district and appellate courts. She has argued in the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits.
Anna St. John
Since joining CCAF in 2015, Anna has objected to unfair class action settlements in multiple district courts, argued state and federal appeals, and argued against excessive attorneys’ fee requests, leading to the return of over $100 million in settlement funds to class members.
Joined CCAF in 2011 and has litigated myriad successful class action objections, including In re Dry Max Pampers Litigation, 724 F.3d 713 (6th Cir. 2013).