As a Founding and Managing Member, Mr. Brody actively manages all the complex mortgage banking litigation, mitigation, and compliance matters for the American Mortgage Law Group, P.C. (“AMLG”) and its diverse clientele. Being one of AMLG’s founding attorneys, Mr. Brody has been instrumental in the firm’s development and in its continued success.
Mr. Brody has successfully resolved hundreds of mitigation and litigation cases that involve complex mortgage fraud schemes, as well as large-scale repurchase and/or make-whole disputes. Mr. Brody’s experience centers on those legal issues that arise during and through loan originations, loan purchase sales, loan securitizations, foreclosures, bankruptcy actions, and repurchase and indemnification claims.
Mr. Brody received his B.A. in International Relations from Drake University in 1997. He received his J.D., with a certified concentration in Advocacy, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000. Mr. Brody is licensed to practice law in California and has been admitted to practice in front of the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California. In addition, Mr. Brody has served as lead litigation counsel for numerous mortgage banking and commercial related disputes venued in both state and federal courts, in a direct capacity or on a pro hac vice basis, all across the county.
Mr. Brody has made numerous media appearances and industry presentations regarding the prevention, detection, and resolution of mortgage fraud matters. Mr. Brody continues to be a featured speaker in the area of repurchase and make-whole claims, mortgage banking litigation, and regulatory compliance matters.
Mr. Allinson is an attorney with AMLG’s Novato, California office. Mr. Allinson routinely advises clients on mortgage repurchase and indemnification defense and workout matters and engages in both mitigation and litigation work on behalf of the firm’s clientele.
After graduating cum laude from Whittier Law School in 2012, Mr. Allinson worked as a litigation associate for Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates, LLP in El Segundo, California, in the firm’s Toxic Tort Division where he represented plaintiffs suffering from mesothelioma and other related illnesses. Mr. Allinson then brought his litigation skills to the Farrise Law Firm in Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a litigation associate handling toxic tort, employment discrimination, and contract dispute matters. Mr. Allinson transitioned to Northern California in 2015 when he joined AMLG in our Novato, California, office to represent clients on mortgage repurchase and indemnification defense and workout matters and related mitigation and litigation cases.
Mr. Allinson received a B.A. in Government & Law from Lafayette College in 2007 and a J.D. from Whittier Law School in 2012. While in law school, Mr. Allinson was the Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review, a competing member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board, and a fellowship recipient with the Orange County Coastkeeper. He is licensed to practice law in California and has been admitted to practice in front of the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.