JALA’s Valuable  Team Members

Meet Our Clay County Team

RAYE BLAIR, ESQ.
Deputy Managing Attorney
Phone: (904) 284 8410
Email: deanna.blair@jaxlegalaid.org

Area of Expertise or Practices:

  • Assist clients in foreclosure; defend foreclosure lawsuits, assist with loss mitigation application process and follow up of modification analysis and negotiation.
  • Prepare and attend mediation conferences with clients to resolve foreclosure cases prior to judgment.
  • Represent clients in consumer cases, including identity theft victims, against violations of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Unfair and Deceptive Practices, and Florida Consumer Collection Practices.
  • Provide advice to homeowners facing possible foreclosure, focusing on ways to avoid foreclosure filing through pre-foreclosure loss mitigation and monitoring and advising clients through the loss mitigation process.
  • Train and advise other consumer attorneys on effective use of Federal HAMP loan modification programs.
  • Represent Domestic Violence victims in court proceedings for Requests for Protection from Domestic or Sexual Violence.
  • Advise and represent tenants to identify and challenge prohibited practices by Landlords.
  • Identify systemic violations of consumer protection laws for referral to class actions.
  • Research and advocacy involving Foreclosure Rescue Consultant abuses.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Member 2010 – Present
  • National Consumer Law Center, Member 2010-Present
  • Clay County Bar Association, Member 2010 – Present
  • National Housing Network Learning Alliance, National Council of La Raza
  • Foreclosure Prevention Techniques Instructor

Education

  • B.A. History, University of North Florida
  • J.D. Florida Coastal School of Law
KATRINA GONZALEZ
Paralegal
Phone: (904) 284-8410
Email: katrina.gonzalez@jaxlegalaid.org