LEMON LAW (automobile claims, toll free): 1800 LEMON LAW ( 1 800 536 6652)
DEBT COLLECTION HARASSMENT (toll free): 1800 NOT FAIR (1 800 668 3247)
AREAS OF PRACTICE
|1986-1989||J.D., Widener School of Law|
|1982-1986||B.A., Economic Theory, Ursinus College|
10/91-present MANAGING PARTNER, Kimmel & Silverman, P.C.
Consumer Lawyer Craig Thor Kimmel co-founded one of the nation’s first lemon law and consumer advocacy firms, offering cost-free representation to more than 80,000 consumers since its inception. Firm currently includes fifteen attorneys and a support staff of more than 30 paralegals and administrators.
In 2008, founded new division dedicated to stopping debt collection harassment, utilizing TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Action) and FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) . Within ten years, the firm has successfully assisted thousands of consumers throughout the Country in securing recourse.
Appeared on Extra, Good Morning America, and Tech TV. Also contributed consumer features to WCAU TV (Philadelphia, PA); WTXF TV (Philadelphia); WPVI TV (Philadelphia); WPHL TV (Philadelphia); KYW TV (Philadelphia); WNEP TV (Scranton, PA); WBRE TV (Wilkes Barre, PA); WVIA TV (Scranton); KDKA TV (Pittsburgh, PA); WTAE TV (Pittsburgh); WPXI TV (Pittsburgh); WFMZ TV (Allentown, PA); WICU TV (Erie, PA); WJET TV (Erie, PA); WHTM TV (Harrisburg, PA); WJAC TV (Johnstown, PA); WATM TV (Johnstown); WGAL TV (Lancaster, PA); WPMT TV (York, PA); KBWB TV (San Francisco, CA); KGO TV (San Francisco); KRON TV (San Francisco); Bay TV (San Francisco); KNTV TV (Las Vegas, NV); WEWS TV (Cleveland, OH); WTMJ (Milwaulkee, WI), WPIX TV (New York) and CN8, The Comcast Network.
Interviewed on numerous radio stations across the county, including KYW AM (Philadelphia, PA); WPHT AM (Philadelphia); WOGL FM (Philadelphia); WLCE FM (Philadelphia); WJJZ FM (Philadelphia); WPST FM (Philadelphia); WIOQ FM (Philadelphia); WPEN AM (Philadelphia); WUSL FM (Philadelphia); Metro News Network (Philadelphia) KDKA AM (Pittsburgh, PA); WHP AM (Harrisburg, PA); WNNK FM (Harrisburg, PA); WARM AM (Wilkes-Barre, PA); WILK AM (Scranton, PA); WEEU AM (Reading, PA); WSTW FM (Wilmington, DE); WDEL AM (Wilmington); KGO AM (San Francisco, CA); KEYE AM (Dallas, TX); and KDKA AM (Pittsburgh, PA)
Featured in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine; USA Today; Consumer Reports; Automotive News; Smart Computing; Infoworld; National Law Journal; The Associated Press and hundreds of newspapers and magazines throughout the Northeast, including The Philadelphia Inquirer; Philadelphia Business Journal; Legal Intelligencer (Philadelphia); Erie Times; Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Citizens Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA; Daily Local News (West Chester, PA); Scranton Tribune; Morning Call (Allentown, PA); Altoona Mirror; Courier Post (Cherry Hill, NJ); Star Ledger (Newark, NJ); Asbury Park Press (Neptune, NJ); Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ); Press of Atlantic City; San Francisco Chronicle; Chicago Tribune and CNN.com.
Automobile Columnist; Debtsmart.Com
Legal Consultant; Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee (1997-present)
Assisted PA Representative TJ Rooney with drafting of nation’s first-ever computer lemon law bill.
Worked with PA Representative John Evans and PA Senator Stewart Greenleaf on first-ever addendum to the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, adding protection for lessees across the state.
Frequent Speaker on warranty litigation for professional organizations throughout the tri-state region.
Educator/Lecturer, Pennsylvania State Bar Association
Meritorious Recognition, Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access, American Bar Association, 2002
Best Lemon Law Firm, Philadelphia Magazine, 2000
Featured in “Keep It Simple Stupid: All About Computers” by R.B. Levin (2001); “I Think I Need A Lawyer; Now What?!” by Marci Nussbaum (2002).
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine , 2004-2011
Philly.Com Readers Choice Award, Best Law Firm, 2017
Perfect Rating, Client Choice Award, AVVO..COM