Mr. Costello concentrates his practice in consumer law, civil rights and class action work. He has been appointed co-lead interim class counsel in Mult-District Litigation suits against Bank of America and Chase for allegations arising from the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program. Mr. Costello is also involved in class litigation in Massachusetts attacking the practices of law firms and banks that proceeded with foreclosures without holding the underlying mortgages. Mr. Costello was also part of the team that litigated a series of cases alleging systemic racial discrimination in the mortgage lending field.
Mr. Costello is the author of several articles concerning his work and is frequently invited to make presentations on consumer law issues at conferences and symposia. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Costello was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in north Philadelphia, helping seniors navigate the health care system. Mr. Costello has also served as a legal advocate to homeless adults at the Urban Justice Center in New York City as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, as well as a staff advocate for low-income homeowners at the Ecumenical Social Action Committee in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Mr. Costello is an honors graduate of both Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as law clerk to both the Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Hon. Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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