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Ian Vance

Raleigh Consumer Protection Attorney

Born in Texas and raised in Lynchburg, VA, Ian graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. Before law school, Ian worked as a paralegal for the Virginia Legal Aid Society in his hometown. His work at Legal Aid led him to law school at the University of Richmond School of Law.  After graduating from law school, he began his legal career at two Richmond boutique law firms specializing in consumer advocacy and colloquially dubbed “private legal aid.”

During the Pandemic in 2020, Ian and his young family moved to Greensboro, NC, and he returned to his passion for public interest by working for Legal Aid as a senior attorney specializing in housing law. Ian specialized in assisting tenants obtain rent relief funds and defended against judicial evictions.

Ian is excited to join Maginnis Howard and continue his consumer practice of representing consumers in various legal issues ranging from auto fraud and lemon law to debt defense and predatory lending. Ian is a National Association of Consumer Advocates member and was named to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list for 2021-2023. Ian has presented several CLE topics on various consumer topics. Ian is admitted to the North Carolina and Virginia state bars, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

He and his wife, Mary Grace, have two dynamic boys – Murray and Nelson, and live in Greensboro. He enjoys playing and coaching soccer and golf and has even been known to paint a picture when the mood strikes.

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