Receiving a collections letter in the mail can be intimidating. In fact, when it comes to matters of debt, the only thing scarier than receiving a collections letter is actually being sued by a debt collector. If you’ve been sued by a debt collector, you need to obtain the services of a debt collection lawsuit defense attorney as soon as possible. When you hire the right debt collection lawsuit attorney to represent you in your debt collection lawsuit, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. In order to help you get started, below is some information on how to go about finding the right debt collection lawsuit defense attorney for you.
The Attorney Search
The first thing you should do is identify a few attorneys you’d like to meet with to discuss your case. There are several ways to do this, including:
- Request referrals from friends and family,
- Request referrals from other attorneys,
- Search online directories,
- Contact a legal aid organization, and
- Contact the State Bar of California.
Your Initial Consultation
Regardless of the method you use to identify attorneys to contact, you’ll next need to schedule initial consultations. An initial consultation is an opportunity to discuss your case with a prospective attorney. During your initial consultation, the attorney you meet with will likely ask you questions about the circumstances of your situation, including:
- How old is the debt?
- What was the transaction that gave rise to the debt?
- How did the debt collector contact you?
- Do you have any other information to share that may be pertinent to your case?
The initial consultation, however, isn’t just an opportunity for the attorney to question you about your case. Rather, it’s also a chance for you to question the attorney about his or her:
- Legal background,
- Experience with debt collection lawsuit cases,
- Opinion of your case,
- Estimated timeline of the case, and
- Fee structure.
Contact Our Experienced California Debt Collection Lawsuit Defense Attorney
When choosing an attorney to represent you in your debt collection lawsuit, you should pick a firm with a great reputation and ample debt collection defense experience. At the Fullman Firm, we have over 40 years of combined experience protecting the rights of consumers just like you, and we take pride in helping our clients fight back against debt collection agencies. We understand the types of tactics that debt collection agencies use to harass and intimidate consumers, and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you fight back. When you become our client, we will explore all available options and work with you to develop the most effective strategy possible for your unique situation. If you’re ready to fight back, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our talented California debt collection lawsuit defense attorneys.