Jovanna R. Bearden, MO#60294
Jovanna Bearden is a consumer attorney concentrating her practice in the areas of Fair Debt Collections Practices violations, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Consumer Bankruptcies. She was employed as a law clerk and then an associate attorney at Consumer Law Center, Inc. from March 2006 through November 2007. After leaving Consumer Law Center, Inc., Mrs. Bearden, then Miss Longo, opened her own practice, Longo Law Firm, in St. Louis and worked with the Skelton Law Firm to assist individuals with debt relief and collection harassment. In 2012 she moved her firm to Bates County. In 2017, she partnered with Joe to create Bearden Law.
Mrs. Bearden has worked with hundreds of consumers on cases regarding collection harassment and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, finding amicable resolutions via settlement in the vast majority. These cases include appeals to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeals for the 6th Appellate District, and the Court of Appeals for Eastern Missouri. Additionally, Mrs. Bearden has also helped numerous consumers obtain debt relief under Federal Bankruptcy laws.
Mrs. Bearden was admitted to the California Bar in 2007 and the Missouri Bar in 2008. She has been admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California, the District of Kansas, the Eastern District of Missouri, and the Western District of Missouri. Miss Longo earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University, School of Law in 2007. She earned her B.S. degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University in 2003.