Lecturer on Law
Since 2008, Max Weinstein has been a clinical instructor in the Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center. Max's practice focuses on the deceptive and unfair marketing and underwriting of subprime mortgages which gave rise to the housing bubble and the foreclosure crisis. He currently represents low- and moderate-income homeowners in numerous state and federal lawsuits against subprime mortgage lenders, their assignees, brokers and attorneys, for violations of consumer protection law. Max began his career as a Skadden Fellow and staff attorney at the East New York office of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, where he represented victims of fraudulent property flipping schemes; and elderly and disabled homeowners who lost title to their homes in so-called "foreclosure rescue" or "deed theft" schemes. Max was also the beneficiary of an energetic clinical legal education at Yale Law School, where he participated in the Community Lawyering, Landlord/Tenant, Prison Legal Services and Immigration/Asylum Legal Services Clinics. At Yale, Max was a recipient of the Stephen J. Massey Prize for work on behalf of clients best exemplifying the values of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School.