At the San Fernando Valley Law Offices of The Leventhal Law Group, I provide personal
attention in matters related to debt collectors and debt collection agencies who
violate the FDCPA and the Rosenthal Act. I serve clients throughout Los Angeles and
Ventura. Including, Woodland Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Northridge,
Santa Clarita, Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena.
Los Angeles Attorney Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices
Victims of Improper Treatment from Debt Collectors Are Entitled to Compensation
If a company or a debt collection agency is harassing you, calling you at work, threatening
you, or doing other things that may constitute a violation of your rights when they
are trying to collect a debt, you may be able to bring legal action via lawsuit.
The law allows for you to recover money when your rights are violated.
I, attorney Jonathan Leventhal, founded the Leventhal Law Group to help individuals
in personal financial legal matters. As a successful Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney
who has helped hundreds of people over the years, I know the methods companies and
debt collection agencies use to pursue debtors. Unfortunately, some bill collectors
do not follow the law when attempting to collect debts.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) allows a person to sue a debt collector
for violations - getting monetary compensation for each violation, as well as having
legal fees and additional damages paid. Many cases have been settled resulting in
thousands of dollars of compensation to consumers.
Examples of Illegal and Unfair Debt Collection Practices
Calling outside of pre-set hours
Use of profane language
Calling a person’s place of work when asked not to
Discussing debt with a third party
Failing to disclose that that they are attempting to collect a debt
What You Should Do If You Are Being Abused By a Collector - You May be Compensated
A written response to a debt collector is required to protect rights under the FDCPA
and/or the Rosenthal Act. Keeping good records of all of the contacts you have had
with debt collectors will help you and an experienced attorney build a legal case
against improper debt collection, and provide the best possible monetary outcome
If you win your FDCPA case, the law says that debt collectors who violate your rights
may be made to pay you statutory damages of up to $1,000, actual damages, and attorney's
fees and costs. This means if I take your FDCPA case as your attorney, you won't
pay any upfront attorney fees and my attorney fees are paid by the debt collectors
once the case is settled favorably for you.
Take These Important Steps to Help Your Case and Money You Receive
Make copies of all letters and notices from collection agencies and keep them organized
Keep all answering machine and voicemail messages from debt collectors
Keep a log or detailed record of you conversation with debt collectors
Contact Lawyer to help you recover damages against debt collectors
Get Help Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices - No Recovery, No Fee
People turn to me to take legal action against unfair and illegal practices. I handle
creditor harassment cases throughout Los Angeles and the southern California area,
helping victims of creditor abuse or harassment in cases involving all types of debt,
such as mortgage payments, credit cards, medical bills, auto payments, and personal
loans. When I represent people in cases against debt collectors, I take no up-front
money, and you owe me nothing unless I can recover compensation for you.
A Legal Advocate for You - Suing Debt Collectors
During your free initial consultation, I will listen as you explain you debt collection
experience - then I will explain the law and we will review your case. I may suggest
you create a detailed list of contact type, time of day, and overall interactions
with the person or company trying to collect money. In some cases the violating company
may be an debt collection agency that has purchased your debt form the original creditor
for a fraction of the amount owed. Laws may be different in these cases, so speak
with me as soon as possible.
Contact a Los Angeles Attorney Ready to Fight for Your Rights and Get You Money
Find out how my personal service and dedication can help you recover monetary damages
from creditors and debt collection agencies that break the law when trying to collect
money from you. My Los Angeles Office is in Woodland Hills, located in the Warner
Center Towers, near the Promenade Mall, minutes from the 101 Ventura Freeway. Evening
and weekend appointments may be arranged. To schedule a free consultation about helping
you, email me or call 818-347-5800.