Peter A. Velde


Peter A. Velde

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Pete Velde focuses his practice on Consumer Litigation, representing collection agencies and attorneys who are the subject of litigation, including Class Actions. He consults with collection agencies and attorneys regarding business operations and provides proactive legal analysis of their matters. Pete also represents lenders in the areas of mortgage foreclosure, recovery of amounts due on leases, promissory notes, other debt instruments, and realization of collateral. Additionally, he represents lenders in bankruptcy. Pete routinely appears before the US district courts and the US bankruptcy courts.

Pete is an active member of ACA International, an association for credit and collection professionals. In 2010 he became a certified instructor of the ACA and he is a frequent presenter on issues surrounding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and other subjects related to his practice. Pete is also a member of the National Healthcare Collector’s Association (NHCA), along with other legal and professional organizations. Pete serves as the firm’s representative to Lexwork International, a global network of independent law firms, holding the position of Governing Board Chair in 2010. Pete served as a commissioned officer in The Indiana Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Lt. Col.  Pete was selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine in 2018.

  • "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", National Healthcare Collectors Association (NHCA), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • "HIPAA and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Update", Indiana Collectors Association, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • "Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Other Associated Issues in Collection of Debts", Sherman Minton American Inn of Court, November 2008
  • "FDCPA Compliance for the Indiana Practitioner", National Business Institute (NBI), 2007, 2008
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and HIPAA", Kentucky Collectors Association, 2002, 2003
  • "Current Issues Surrounding Fair Debt Collections Practices Act", National Legal Malpractice Conference, Spring 2001
  • Selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2018)


  • ACA International - Members’ Attorney Program (MAP)
  • ACA International - CNR Letter Review Program
  • ACA International - Indiana Members’ Attorney Program (MAP) State Chair
  • ACA International - Certified Instructor
  • Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA)
  • Lexwork - Governing Board Member, 2006-Present
  • Lexwork - Governing Board Chair, 2010
  • National Healthcare Collector's Association (NHCA)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

Military Service

  • Lt. Col, Retired, Indiana Army National Guard


    Indianapolis One Indiana Square, Suite 300
    211 North Pennsylvania Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Tel: 317-638-4521
    Fax: 317-636-5917
  • Purdue University, With Distiction, 1971
  • Albany Law School, 1975
  • Indiana, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

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