I worked in the technology field and business consulting before entering the practice of law. My background is valuable in litigation. I communicate well with business units in various fields from national banks to product manufacturers. I can take highly technical information and make it understandable to a jury of lay people.
John T. Rouse represents corporate clients in private civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast. He focuses a substantial portion of his practice handling complex civil litigation filed against financial institutions, domestic and foreign product manufacturers, automotive finance and insurance companies, and national insurance companies.
John has extensive experience handling matters for banks, mortgage lenders, and mortgage servicers surrounding federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Housing Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), among others.
John also has significant experience handling complex general litigation for automobile, aircraft, marine engine, and heavy equipment manufacturers as well as airlines and trucking companies involving product defects, product designs, breach of warranty, wrongful death, contract, finance, insurance, and default issues.
Before entering practice, John was employed by a national consulting firm, providing consulting services for International Paper in Memphis, Tennessee.
John is a Managing Editor of the CAFA Law Blog, providing information on the Class Action Fairness Act since 2005. John has published articles on a wide variety of legal issues impacting CAFA and other areas of litigation and electronic discovery. He is a frequent speaker in those areas, particularly on matters relating to eDiscovery and use of all forms of social media in discovery and trial.