Our Attorneys

Michael H. Berman

Michael H. Berman was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1970, the Iowa Bar in 1971, and the Kansas Bar in 1983. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, The U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, The U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, and The United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Berman graduated from the Drake University Law School in 1970. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Johnson County, Kansas, Iowa State, Missouri and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America, and has served as the Chairman of its 1,200 member Midwest Region. Mr. Berman is among a select few lawyers in the United States who are listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. He has twenty-five years of extensive experience in the areas of creditor's rights including collections and bankruptcy, and including more than fifteen years as a Trustee in Bankruptcy.

Daniel S. Rabin

Daniel S. Rabin joined the Firm in 1990 after three years of practice with another area collection law firm. Mr. Rabin graduated from the University of Kansas in 1984 and the Oklahoma City University Law School in 1987. He became a member of the Kansas Bar in the same year. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Johnson County, Kansas, Missouri and American Bar Associations. He is licensed to practice in Federal Court in both Kansas and Missouri. He is a member of the Commercial Law League of America.

He is also one of a few attorneys in the Kansas City area certified by the American Collectors Association (ACA) as a MAP and CNR attorney. Mr. Rabin is also the ACA Chairman for the State of Kansas. Mr.Rabin also devotes the majority of his practice to the enforcement of creditor's rights, collections, and the representation of collection agencies as well as collection notice reviews.

Kathryn “Katie” Jackson

Kathryn “Katie” Jackson was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2013 and the Kansas Bar in 2014. Ms. Jackson attended Truman State University where she studied psychology and statistics. Upon graduating in 2005 with her bachelor's degree, Ms. Jackson worked in auto finance before attending law school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Jackson excelled in the school’s moot court program, worked as a research editor for the Urban Lawyer and was an active member of and published in the UMKC Law Review. Ms. Jackson also interned with the Jackson County Counselor’s office, the Missouri Public Defender’s Office and worked as judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Beth Phillips of the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2013. Prior to joining Berman & Rabin, Ms. Jackson practiced law at an insurance defense law firm and a collection law firm. Ms. Jackson devotes the majority of her time to the practice of creditor's rights, collections, and commercial litigation.




 

Rebecca Katz

Rebecca Katz was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2009. Ms. Katz graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 having majored in Philosophy and graduated from University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law in 2009. She is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Missouri Bar. Ms. Katz joined the Firm in 2015 after eight years of practice with another area collection law firm. Ms. Katz began working in a collection law firm during law school and was promoted to management and an associate shortly thereafter. Currently she serves as our Director of Compliance. Ms. Katz has devoted her time to the practice of creditor’s rights, collections and compliance.

Benjamin N. Hutnick

Benjamin N. Hutnick was admitted to the Kansas Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in 2008. Mr. Hutnick graduated from the University of Kansas with a dual major in 2002, and from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Hutnick worked as a law clerk in Overland Park, served as a student ambassador, was a presidential management fellowship finalist, and worked as an editor for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. After law school, he spent two years as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, then ran a general practice firm while also performing tax law and policy research for H&R Block.

Mr. Hutnick is a member of the Kansas, Topeka, and American Bar Associations, and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and statutory compliance.

David E Herron II

David E Herron II was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1992, to the Kansas Bar in 1993 and the Patent Bar in 1999. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University, Mr. Herron earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1992. Mr. Herron is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in Kansas and Missouri as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the 8th, 10th and Federal Circuits. Herron joined the Firm in 2016 after more than twenty years of practice as a trial lawyer, and brings a wealth of consumer collection experience to the firm.

Brandi Ladd

Brandi Ladd has been a member of the Oklahoma State Bar since 2001. Mrs. Ladd graduated from the University Of Oklahoma School Of Law. Mrs. Ladd has been practicing in the areas of credit and collections for over 12 years with another collections Firm before joining Berman & Rabin. She has represented major Bank and credit card issuers for many years. Brandi has a breadth of experience regarding collection litigation, compliance and other important matters impacting the credit and collections industry.

Molly C. Lucas

Molly C. Lucas has been a member of the Colorado State Bar since 2008 and a member of the Virginia bar since 2006. In 2002, Mrs. Lucas graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BBA in Business and Marketing and then in 2005 from the University of Richmond TC Williams School of Law. Mrs. Lucas has spent her career practicing litigation and has experience successfully advocating for her clients in Federal, District, and County courts.