Our Work in the Community

The Law Office has worked to help educate consumers about their rights. Here are some of our public education efforts:


• Taught the Consumer Law Series:  Deceptive Car Sales, Shoddy Home Repairs and Identity Theft. The People’s Law School. 2002, 2003,2004
& 2005
. Sponsored by the Austin Bar Association.


February 27, 2005 Austin-American Statement Article on The People’s Law School and the Identity Theft presentation of Ahmad Keshavarz

• Interviewed regarding the People’s Law School and Consumer Law on the “Ask an Attorney” television program sponsored by the Travis County
Bar Association. July 30, 2003.

• Interviewed regarding Identity Theft on the “Ask an Attorney” television program sponsored by the Travis County Bar Association. Spring, 2003.

• Interviewed regarding Deceptive Car Sales & “Lemon Law” Violations on the “Ask an Attorney” television program sponsored by the Travis
County Bar Association. August, 2004.

• Interviewed on KVUE 24 as consumer law expert on the issue of repairing the damage from identity theft. November 18, 2003.

• Interviewed on KVUE 24 as consumer law expert regarding recent changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. December 10, 2003.

• Interviewed on KVUE 24 as consumer law expert regarding allegations of DTPA violations by Best Buy. February 10, 2004.

• Answered consumer law questions on the “Ask the Experts” series on KEYE 42. February 26, 2004.

• Speech on Identity Theft. Windsor Neighborhood Association meeting. March 8, 2003.

• Three “mock trial” trainings for Safe Place volunteers 2002, 2003 & 2004.

• An Overview of Identity Theft Law and Litigation.  Speech and Continuing Legal Education Seminar at the Annual Travis County Bench Bar.  April
24, 2004.

• Answered consumer law questions on the “Legal Line” television program sponsored by the Travis County Bar Association. May 1, 2003.

• “That’s not Seabiscuit!  On overview of identity theft law.”  Continuing Legal Education Seminar. 2004 Travis County Bench Bar Conference.

• “Identity Theft: How to Repair the Damage.”  Travis County Bar Association “Free Friday” Continuing Legal Eduction Lecture Series. December 8,
2003.

• Preventing Debt Collection Violations.  Speech to City of Austin Small Business Development Program.  March 13, 2003.

• Identity Theft.  Interview on “Ask an Attorney” television program sponsored by the Travis County Bar Association.  August 29, 2003.

• Steering Committee Member. People’s Law School. Travis County Bar Association.  2003 and 2004.

• Identity Theft Law. Travis County Bar Association “Free Friday” Continuing Legal Education Class. December 5, 2003.

• Outstanding Attorney of the Year (2001), Volunteer Legal Services of Travis County, 2001.

• Co-Authored (with Phil Durst), “Interlocutory Appeals for Fun and Profit.” Paper presented at the University of Texas School of Law Continuing
Legal Eduction program on Appellate Law. Spring, 1998.

• Memberships:
National Association of Consumer Advocates
National Consumer Law Center