Creditors & Collection Litigation

Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Dubin, Siegel & Payne, P.C., has a strong team of attorneys that focus their efforts on credit and collection defense. Mayer Klein, who heads the Creditors & Collection Litigation department, is one of the five founding members of the Missouri Creditors Bar Inc. (“MCBI”). Our firm defends debt buyers, collection agencies, and law firms in virtually every county in the State of Missouri as well as every Federal District Court in the state. To date, we have handled more than one thousand creditor and collection agency defense matters for publicly traded and privately held companies throughout the United States.

Our firm’s successful reputation in creditors and collection defense litigation has grown beyond the State of Missouri, as we have been retained as special counsel on numerous occasions throughout the Midwest. We also serve as local counsel in defending collection litigation on behalf of out-of-state law firms throughout the United States.

The debt collection law is complex, and our attorneys know what conduct is permissible, what is not, and how best to defend against debt collection claims and defeat class certification. Our firm forms early and effective strategies that produce optimal and cost effective outcomes for clients who have been sued for allegedly violating consumer statues.

We also provide counseling to our clients on regulatory, compliance, operational and transactional issues which arise under the federal and state statutes that govern credit reporting and debt collection.

The Creditors and Collection Litigation practice areas include:

  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Litigation
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Litigation
  • The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation
  • The Truth In Lending Act (TILA) Litigation
  • Missouri Merchandising Practicing Act (MMPA) Litigation
  • Representing Creditors in Debtor’s Bankruptcy filings

In addition to handling collection defense litigation at the trial and appellate level, our attorneys have experience with conducting mediation and arbitration on behalf of debt buyers, collection agencies and law firms. To date, we have defended more FDCPA and FCRA cases than any other law firm in the State of Missouri.

In our representation, we offer a straightforward billing plan with your budget in mind.

Our firm has an excellent reputation among attorneys and judges throughout the state. Our AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell indicates that our firm has attained the highest ranking for ethical standards as well as legal ability.