With an average of over 12 years collection experience, our in-house Berman & Rabin attorneys provide a strong practice knowledge base for handling of the most difficult and contentious claims. All of our attorneys participate daily in the handling of collection files for our clients. One of the highest volume collection legal practices in the Midwest , Berman & Rabin assigns management of collection suits to experienced collection attorneys with extensive background and knowledge to facilitate the most direct, effective legal strategy in the suit process.
In addition to our attorneys, Berman & Rabin staffs its collection division with experienced, successful collectors to manage our clients’ claims, then we supplement their collection experience with additional training on the legal collection environment through the suit process and post-judgment re
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Daniel S. Rabin
Daniel S. Rabin joined the Firm in 1990 after three years of practice with another area collection law firm. Mr. Rabin graduated from the University of Kansas in 1984 and the Oklahoma City University Law School in 1987. He became a member of the Kansas Bar in the same year and a member of the Missouri Bar the following year. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Johnson County, Kansas, and American Bar Associations. He is licensed to practice in Federal Court in both Kansas and Missouri. He is a long-standing member of the National Creditors Bar Association as well as the Commercial law league of America.
He is also one of a few attorneys in the Kansas City area certified by the American Collectors Association (ACA) as a MAP and CNR attorney. Mr. Rabin is also the ACA Chairman for the State of Kansas. Mr. Rabin also devotes the majority of his practice to the enforcement of creditor's rights, collections, and the representation of collection agencies as well as collection notice reviews.
Rachel Ommerman practiced with Berman & Rabin from 2008 through 2016, where she specialized in defending collection agencies in consumer protection lawsuits under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as related state laws. Additionally, she represented clients in mechanic’s lien claims, collections, and general commercial litigation. She then left the firm for 3 years, where she gained experience on the corporate side of a large, international law firm, specifically focused on conflicts of interest. She returned to Berman & Rabin in 2019, taking up where she left off in defending collection agencies, enforcing creditors’ rights, and assisting clients with general commercial litigation, as well as representing creditors in bankruptcy, all buttressed with a deeper understanding of the business factors that must be considered in all litigation and contracts.
Rachel graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and the Washington University School of Law in 2003. Prior to joining Berman & Rabin, she clerked for a Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District judge, and worked for both the State of Kansas in its Department of Health and Human Services and the State of Missouri as an Assistant Attorney General. Rachel is a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bars, as well as the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri, both in state and federal court, as well as in several other federal courts around the country.
Benjamin N. Hutnick
Benjamin N. Hutnick was admitted to the Kansas Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in 2008. Mr. Hutnick graduated from the University of Kansas with a dual major in 2002, and from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Hutnick worked as a law clerk in Overland Park, served as a student ambassador, was a presidential management fellowship finalist, and worked as an editor for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. After law school, he spent two years as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, then ran a general practice firm while also performing tax law and policy research for H&R Block.
Mr. Hutnick is a member of the Kansas, Topeka, and American Bar Associations, and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and statutory compliance.
Courtney M. George was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2004. Ms. George graduated from Iowa State University in 1999 and from Drake University Law School in 2003. After law school, she was a public defender for about a year before becoming the elected prosecutor in Phelps County, Missouri. Ms. George then went on to practice foreclosure law in Kansas. Ms. George is a member of the Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa Bar Associations and now focuses on the practice of creditor’s rights.
Camille Edmison was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 2007. Mrs. Edmison graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2002 having majored in History and graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2007.
She is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers and Arkansas Bar Association. Mrs. Edmison joined the Firm in 2017 after ten years of practice focused on creditors rights, consumer bankruptcy, and criminal defense.
Mrs. Edmison began her career clerking in a creditor focused law firm during law school in the asset recovery department, focusing her work on garnishment responses on behalf of banks.
She later switched to a consumer bankruptcy practice. This view of both sides of the debtor/creditor bar is something Mrs. Edmison uses in her practice, focused on collections and litigation on behalf of creditors.
Brianna Schaefer graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1998 and Western New England College School of Law in 2002. She was admitted to practice as a member of the Colorado Bar and United States District Court for the District of Colorado in 2002.
Since then, her practice has been focused on the representation of creditors. Throughout her career, Ms. Schaefer has been a frequent speaker and author, contributing to the Community Associations Institute at both the local and national levels. She currently serves as legal counsel to various clients in the areas of collection of delinquent balances and foreclosures. She counsels clients on the enforcement of protective covenants and injunctive relief procedures.
BROOKE N. HENDERSON
Brooke N. Henderson was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2017. Ms. Henderson graduated from University of Central Oklahoma in 2005 having majored in Psychology and graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2017. She is admitted to practice in all three United States District Courts of Oklahoma and the United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Oklahoma.
Ms. Henderson is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the William J. Holloway Inn of Court. She joins the Firm this 2021 after nine years in the financial services industry and three years practicing in general litigation and transactions. Ms. Henderson’s practice is focused on collections and creditor’s rights.