Butler, Lavanceau & Sober Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Butler, Lavanceau & Sober, LLC (“BLS”) regarding its recent data breach. The BLS data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 3,300 individuals.


BLS is a certified public accounting firm based in Maryland. Founded in 1997, BLS provides tax preparation, accounting, and business consulting services to a variety of small businesses and individuals.2 Today, BLS serves businesses representing many different industries, including real estate management and sales, physician practices, construction contractors, consultants, retail, Montessori schools, and drivers’ education training.3 Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, BLS has one location.


Recently, BLS discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, BLS determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on February 20, 2024. On April 17, 2024, BLS began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Medical/health information

If you received a breach notification letter from Butler, Lavanceau & Sober, LLC:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the BLS data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services that may be provided by Butler, Lavanceau & Sober, LLC;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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