Southwestern Family of Companies Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southwestern Family of Companies, regarding its recent data breach. The Southwestern Family of Companies data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to more than 7,100 individuals.


Southwestern Family of Companies is a diversified family of companies holding over 15 different companies in a range of industries. Founded as a publishing house in 1855, Southwestern Family of Companies began by printing bibles and educational books. Eventually, Southwestern Family of Companies expanded by using door-to-door salesmen to sell its products. In the second half of the 20th century, Southwestern Family of Companies grew by acquiring private corporations in sectors that ranged from consulting and financial services to real estate and food services. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Southwestern Family of Companies employs over 500 individuals and conducts business around the world.


On November 17, 2021, Southwestern Family of Companies experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Southwestern Family of Companies determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On August 1, 2022, Southwestern Family of Companies began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address

If you received a breach notification letter from Southwestern Family of Companies:

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

If you were impacted by the Southwestern Family of Companies 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 the free credit monitoring service provided by Southwestern Family of Companies;
  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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