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.
Harassed by Debt Collectors? A Los Angeles Lawyer to Help
Consumers Who Have Suffered Harassment Can Receive Monetary Compensation
If a company or a debt collection agency is violating your rights when they are trying
to collect a debt, you may be able to bring legal action through a lawsuit. The law
allows for you to recover money when your rights are violated by their harassing
phone calls and letters.
As an attorney focused on helping people, I founded the Leventhal Law Group in Los
Angeles, CA. My experience as a bankruptcy lawyer, has given me insight to the methods
debt collectors use. These methods can go beyond aggressive, and several laws (both
federal statutes in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and California
state statutes in the Rosenthal Act) specify what debt collectors can and cannot
do - and what specifies harassment.
What is Considered Harassment When Debt Collectors Attempt to Collect a Debt?
Debt collectors may try to establish contact with you in efforts to collect a debt
that they think you you owe. But you have certain legal rights, and they must follow
certain rules. It may be considered harassment when debt collectors:
Repeatedly call to annoy you
Call you too early or too late in the day (before 8 AM or after 9 PM in your time
Mention threats of violence or harm
Use dirty, foul, profane, obscene, vulgar, or abusive language
Publish a list of names of people who refuse to pay their debts (but this type of
list may be provided to credit reporting agencies)
Get Compensated for Harassing Behavior from a Debt Collector
The law does state the debt collectors may be made to pay you statutory damages of
up to $1,000 for each violation against you, any actual damages you incurred, and
your attorney's fees and costs. A written response to a debt collector is required
to protect rights under the FDCPA and/or the Rosenthal Act. Also, having a detailed
written record of the actions of debt collectors is very important in building your
case of their harassment of you. You may find useful forms and examples on this site
for your reference and use.
I Take Debt Collector Harassment Cases on Contingency. No Recovery, No Fee
From my Los Angeles area office, located in Woodland Hills, I handle debt collector
harassment cases for practically all types of debt, such as mortgage payments, credit
cards, medical bills, auto payments, and personal loans. When I represent consumers
in cases against debt collectors, I take no up-front money from you, and you will
owe me nothing unless I can recover compensation for you.
Free Lawyer Consultations at My Los Angeles Office or Over the Phone.
If you have been harassed by debt collectors, you can get justice and compensation.
My Los Angeles Office is in Woodland Hills, located in the Warner Center Towers,
just off the 101 Ventura Freeway. In addition to normal business hours, we can arrange
evening and weekend appointments at your convenience. To schedule a free consultation.
email me or call 818-347-5800.