Henry P. Wolfe – Profile
Telephone: (732) 545-7900 | x.103
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Henry (Hank) Wolfe focuses his practice on representing consumers in cases involving violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other state and federal consumer protection laws. His practice includes individual and class actions involving fraudulent automobile sales, automobile repairs, home improvement contracts, door-to-door sales, predatory loans, and many other types of consumer transactions. He also represents consumers in cases involving abusive debt collection, wrongful auto repossessions, wrongful collection lawsuits, and identity theft.
Mr. Wolfe is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1993) and Rutgers University (B.A., 1990). He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1994, the New Jersey Bar in 2005, and the New York Bar in 2007. Prior to joining The Wolf Law Firm, LLC in July 2007, he was the Supervising Attorney of Legal Services of New Jersey’s Consumer Protection Project. He has been a public interest attorney for most of his years of practice, and has appeared in hundreds of cases in the areas of consumer law, housing law, bankruptcy, family law, and public benefits law before state and federal courts and agencies on behalf of low income and elderly clients.
Mr. Wolfe has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division and has been involved in important cases involving the preservation of consumers’ rights in New Jersey, including Shelton v. Restaurant.com 214 N.J. 419 (N.J. 2013)(holding that the New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) applies to the sale of online gift certificates and providing the first substantial judicial interpretation of TCCWNA); Bosland v. Warnock Dodge, 197 N.J. 543 (2009) (rejecting pre-litigation demand as prerequisite for NJCFA action and reaffirming the importance of the class action mechanism to combat unlawful fee practices); Jefferson Loan v. Session, 397 N.J. Super. 520 (App. Div. 2008)(holding that the NJCFA applies to assignees’ direct misconduct); United Consumer Financial Services v. Carbo, 410 N.J. Super. 280 (App. Div. 2009)(affirming TCCWNA class-wide recovery for violations of Retail Installment Sales Act), Katz v. Live Nation, Inc. 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60123, 3 (D.N.J. June 17, 2010)(applying the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA) in a class action over concert ticket add-on fees); Korrow v. Aaron’s, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95306 (D.N.J. Aug. 25, 2011) (certifying a contested class for claims of violation of the Retail Installment Sales Act, the NJCFA and TCCNWA against a rent-to-own store chain); Martina v. L.A. Fitness, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125209 (D.N.J. Sept. 4, 2012) (applying NJCFA and TCCWNA to health club’s practice of imposing dues after expiration of initial term); and Blaine v. Pressler & Pressler, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1312, 1 (App.Div. May 31, 2013)(holding that a debt collector could not avoid a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class action by invoking an arbitration clause in the creditor’s contract).
He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association Special Committee on Consumer Protection Law and the Class Action Committee.