Burr & Forman

Courtney Oakes

Courtney Oakes
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law
  • B.A. Criminology, University of Florida

Associate | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance

Courtney practices in the firm's Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on defending major banking and financial services industry clients in a variety of civil litigation matters.

Courtney’s experience ranges from handling contested foreclosures to CFPB regulatory compliance, and also includes assisting her clients in an assortment of civil litigation matters arising in both the state and federal context. In particular, she has successfully defended her client’s against consumer claims stemming from alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, among others. She is admitted to practice in all state courts, including the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

In addition to Courtney’s experience in financial services litigation, she is also an active member of the community, participating in the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Broward County Bar Association, and the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

While at Florida State University College of Law, Courtney served as an Associate Editor and Articles & Notes Editor for the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law as well as an Articles Selection Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. She was elected class representative of the Student Bar Association, Vice President of LitiGATORS (an organization for University of Florida alumni), and served as a Student Ambassador. During law school, Courtney clerked for Judge Van Nortwick at the First District Court of Appeal. She also studied abroad at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.

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