David Valdez Jr.’s first exposure to Car Fraud was not as an attorney but as a victim. After purchasing a vehicle in the summer of 2002, Mr. Valdez discovered his car was damaged in a previous accident. The sales representative at the dealership insisted, and made several assurances, that the car was in perfect condition.
Mr. Valdez quickly resolved his matter with the dealership. However, the deception left a strong impression. He shared his story of fraud, and in the process, learned that many others experience similar business practices when buying vehicles. Unfortunately, most victims are further misled into giving up their rights or do not know where to get help.
It was at that point Mr. Valdez decided to focus his practice on Car Fraud and Lemon Law cases. Since that time, Mr. Valdez assisted clients in claims against many new and used auto dealerships in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. He has also resolved many cases against manufacturers, including Ford, Honda, GM, Nissan and Volvo, as well as, financial institutions of all sizes, including Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
Upset by the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010, Mr. Valdez obtained entry-level training for photovoltaic (solar electric) systems through Santa Monica College and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The idea was to focus his efforts on promoting and implementing the installation of solar panel systems. But he quickly learned that similarly motivated consumers who already purchased and leased systems are in desperate need of assistance. Unfortunately, rather than providing quality products and services, too many contractors and finance companies are only focused on the large profits available through government incentive programs. Since 2011, Mr. Valdez has represented consumers in cases involving Solar Panel Fraud. This area includes claims of warranties breaches, construction damages, promises of impossible energy production and financial benefits, and deceptive financing terms.
Mr. Valdez’s Consumer Law Practice is rounded out with cases of Identity Theft and Unfair Debt Collection Practices, two areas in which the Federal Trade Commission consistently receives the most consumer complaints.