Annette England is a staff attorney in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm's Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring and Litigation Departments. Her practice includes a broad range of business, consumer, commercial, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights issues including, workouts and loan restructurings, representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, real estate foreclosures, repossessions, prosecution of commercial collection actions, consumer protection statutes, landlord/tenant litigation, mechanic’s lien foreclosures, internal and government investigations, and representation of corporate clients in commercial and civil litigation.
Annette regularly defends multinational banks, national loan originators and servicers against claims arising under federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).
Annette also represents receivers in commercial foreclosures and numerous special servicers throughout the United States. She joined Barnes & Thornburg in 2008.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Annette was a Deputy Attorney General in Administrative/Regulatory Litigation and General Collections Litigation for the Indiana Attorney General's Office. There, she was responsible for representing various state agencies in all aspects of the litigation process. Her main practice areas included administrative law, constitutional challenges, criminal law, Freedom of Information Act, injunctions, judicial reviews, securities violations, and workers compensation. Annette also represented the state of Indiana in all aspects of general collection proceedings, from the initial complaint to perfecting judgment to post-judgment collection of restitution. Her litigation practice included work in collections, bankruptcy, inheritance tax, mortgage foreclosures, administrative law, tort law, and unemployment law.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Volunteer, IndyBar's Ask a Lawyer Program