Mr. Hoskins is licensed to practice law in Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Fourth and Fifth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.
He is a 1985, summa cum laude, graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate education at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, which he attended on a four year Army ROTC Scholarship. He received a Regular Army Commission in 1982.
After graduation from law school, Mr. Hoskins was assigned to the Office of the Army General Counsel as a participant in the Army General Counsel's Honors Program.
Upon completion of his military service obligation, Mr. Hoskins accepted a position as an associate with the Baltimore law firm of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Gray where he concentrated on civil litigation involving products liability, commercial, toxic tort, and insurance coverage matters. He joined the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C. in December, 1993 and was principally responsible for handling sophisticated personal injury and wrongful death cases, including cases involving allegations of product liability. Mr. Hoskins also served as co-liaison counsel for the various lawsuits brought by the firm against the tobacco industry, including litigation brought on behalf of the State of Maryland and separate class action lawsuits brought on behalf of citizens of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He was also one of the lead attorneys representing a trade union health fund in class action litigation against the tobacco industry.
Mr. Hoskins started his own firm in June, 2000 and his practice is now concentrated on representing consumers who have been harassed by debt collectors, have inaccurate information on their credit reports, or have been sold used or new automobiles with defects or undisclosed previous frame and body damage. Mr. Hoskins also represents tenants who are being threatened with eviction or are living in apartments that are not safe, secure and healthy places to live. He represents consumers in both individual and class action matters and has been appointed class counsel in the following consumer class actions:
Long v. Chesapeake Corporate Services, Inc., et al. 24-C-13-006290, a consumer class action alleging violations of the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Practices Act (MCDCA) and the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) relating to the improper collection of bail bonds;
Hart v. Pacific Rehab of Maryland, P.A., et al., 1:12-cv-2608, a consumer class action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the MCDCA and MCPA, relating to efforts to collect unpaid medical charges from consumers;
Jolly v. Sunshine Financial Group, LLC, 1:13-cv-2134, a consumer class action alleging violations of the FDCPA, MCDCA and MCPA relating to attempts to collect upon void judgments;
Josiah v. Mid-Atlantic Reality Management, Inc., 03-C-14-007020, a consumer class action alleging violations of the MCDCA; the MCPA; and the Maryland Collection Agency Licensing Act (MCALA) relating to attempts to collect amounts from consumers by entities that were not licensed as collection agencies;
Audrey Watson v. Community Association Management, LLC, 24-C-14-005133, a consumer class action alleging violations of the MCDCA; the MCPA; and the MCALA relating to collection costs charged by an unlicensed collection agency;
Tiffany Jade Smith v. Annapolis Junction Rail Solutions, LLC; North American Rail Solutions, LLC and CSX Transportation, Inc., 1:16-cv-968, a consumer class action alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) arising from the use of a consumer’s employment background check report;
David R. Schlee, Jr. v. Country Walk Community Association, Inc., 12-C-16-002993, a consumer class action alleging violations of the MCDCA and the MCPA arising from improper charges by a homeowner’s association;
Torrey A. Medley, et al. v. Law Office of Shawn C. Whittaker, P.C. and Injury Treatment Center of Maryland, LLC, 03-C-15-004072, a consumer class action alleging violations of the MCDCA and MCPA arising from attempts to collect from consumers monies that were supposed to be paid by their personal injury attorney, but were not.
Nazir Tyrewala v. David Horne and Summit Home Remodeling, LLC, 02-CV-17-001473, a consumer class action alleging violations Maryland’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act, Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 10-401, et seq.;
Ferman v. NYMEO Federal Credit Union, 10-C-17-1246 DJ, a consumer class action alleging violations of the lending laws applicable to automobile financing and improper repossessions of automobiles;
Townes v. S&E Holdings LLC, et al., 24-C-18-000185, a consumer class action alleging improper charges and requiring security deposits in excess of the maximum allowed under Maryland law;
Rubman v. Osuchowski, Onondaga County Supreme Court, Index No. 2017EF2276, a consumer class action alleging commingling of security deposits and improper delay in returning security deposits to tenants; and
Williams v. Bay Management Group, 03-CV-19-003721, a consumer class action alleging breach of residential leases and overcharges relating to eviction proceedings.