Attorneys are pretty specialized and even attorneys that deal with bankruptcy or other financial matters may not know about all the laws — and ways to properly use the laws — related to other consumer protection areas such as being sued by a debt collector. This would be a debt buyer such as Asset Acceptance, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, Unifund, etc.
Here is a short testimonial from a lawyer who asked us to help him with a debt buyer lawsuit which was outside his considerable expertise. You can also read this testimonial on my Avvo profile.
“John Watts has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional. I’m an attorney, but this area of the law was new and confusing to me. Mr. Watts handled this matter in an efficient and quick manner, to my advantage. I would not hesitate to use him again as my attorney!”
I appreciate his very nice testimonial and review. I encourage anyone who is facing a debt buyer/debt collector lawsuit to find out your options. You normally have 5 options:
- File bankruptcy
- Fight the lawsuit on your own
- Settle the lawsuit on your own
- Hire a lawyer to fight the lawsuit
- Hire a lawyer to settle the lawsuit
There is no perfect one answer that applies to everyone — instead you need to look at your own unique situation and determine which option is best for you. We are happy to help you look at your options and help you understand the positive and negative of each option. You may also want to look at our series of articles/videos on what happens when someone hires us to defend them in a debt collection lawsuit.
If we can help you, give us a call at 205-879-2447 or contact us through this website.