Consumer Protection in Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound Region
Fair debt law is a field of law that encompasses many different types of cases, including unlawful debt collection practices from collection agencies, law firms, home contractors, and debt buyers, as well as false and derogatory credit reporting problems.
State and Federal Laws Protect Consumers
Consumers in the State of Washington are protected by a variety of state and federal laws; however, without legal representation, a consumer's rights will almost always go unnoticed by a court of law. After judgment has been entered against you, it can be costly having a judgment vacated and thereafter asserting the legal defenses and/or claims that previously should have been raised or brought against the other side. If you have been served with any legal papers, do not ignore them, especially a summons and complaint. In addition to preventing a default judgment from being entered against you, you may be entitled to recover your out-of-pocket losses, attorney fees, and in certain cases, punitive damages resulting from the type of collection action taken.
Advocating for Victims of Collection Abuse
The Law Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC regularly represents consumers who have been victimized by the unscrupulous and illegal collection efforts of in-state and out-of-state collection agencies and junk debt buyers. The Firm offers reasonable fees for collection defense cases, based on either time spent defending a consumer or an agreed percentage of any settlement funds recovered from the defendant depending on the facts of each particular case. In certain cases, the firm will agree to a contingency fee based on the amount of money it can save a consumer from a debt they allegedly owe.
Contact The Law Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC online or at 206-569-4876 if you would like to discuss our representation, fees, and the defense of a claim that a collection agency, law firm, debt buyer,contractor or other creditor is attempting to collect from you.
The Law Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC is a federally designated debt relief agency. We assist consumers with filing for bankruptcy under the Federal Bankruptcy laws.
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