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About Us


Angela C. Erickson, Former Strategic Research Director

Christina M. Martin, Senior Attorney

David Deerson, Attorney

Joshua Polk, Attorney

Carol Park, Former Strategic Research Analyst

Keelyn Gallagher, Strategic Research Associate

Duncan Schroeder, Research Assistant


For Inquiries

Jim Manley

Jim Manley

Legal Policy Director
Christina Martin

Christina M. Martin

Senior Attorney
John Sweeney

James Sweeney

Media Director
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Kyle Sweetland

Research Analyst

Recommended Citation

Whole project: Angela C. Erickson et al. End Home Equity Theft. (Arlington, VA: Pacific Legal Foundation, 2022). Last modified June 12, 2024,

Specific page: Angela C. Erickson et al. “[Page title].” End Home Equity Theft. (Arlington, VA: Pacific Legal Foundation, 2022). Last modified June 12, 2024,

About Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when they are threatened by governmental overreach and abuse. We sue the government when our clients’ rights that are protected by the Constitution are violated, and we also advocate for legislative and regulatory reforms.

Started in 1973 in California, PLF now brings hundreds of cases nationwide, scoring precedent-setting victories for our clients, with an unmatched track record at the Supreme Court of the United States.


End Home Equity Theft is a collaborative effort with contributions from the following individuals:

Jim Manley, State Legal Policy Deputy Director

Eric S. Shear, Digital Director

Jaclyn Boudreau, Creative Director

Jeremy Talcott, Attorney

Katherine Turnbill, Legal Secretary

Kyle Sweetland, Research Analyst

Nicole Divers, Data Specialist

Scott Barton, Senior Director of Communications and Outreach

Stephen Slivinski, Deputy Director of Strategic Research

Todd Gaziano, Former Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research


Thanks to the team at Hatfield Media for designing the report:

Jordan Michel

Ray Tri

Natalie Dannels

Shayne Hiles

Timothy Wallis

Adam Acree 

D.J. Sublett

Additional thanks to external individuals who made this report possible:

Adam Kissel

Alexandre Jund

Alexandria Tatem

Allan Cogan

Amy Fontinelle

Andreia Trifoi

Camille Hanzlik 

Dana Rushold

Dominic Pino

George Sarno

Gregory P. Graham

Gus Dozier

Isaac Margolis

Jacob Johnston

Jessica Hughes

Kate Cvancara

Mallory E. Reader

Marshal Trigg

Michelle Wu

Niko Malhotra

Noah Diekemper

Parker Snider

*The information on this website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon in determining your rights and liabilities under governing law.