Suzanne Martindale is a Staff Attorney at Consumers Union’s West Coast Office in San Francisco, CA. As part of the Financial Services Team, she works on payments, banking, consumer credit, debt collection, debt relief, regulatory reform and other consumer finance issues. Before joining the Team, Suzanne worked on tenants’ rights and debt collection cases as an advocate and clinical student at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, CA. She received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Prior to embarking on a legal career, Suzanne was an adjunct instructor in Philosophy and Humanities at two Chicago-area community colleges. She received her Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently resides in Oakland, CA.