Should You Hire a Collection Attorney?

If you're too busy running your business or simply unsure how to collect debt from customers that won't pay their bills, working with an attorney can be a great option.


How a Collection Attorney Can Help You

It’s important to receive all the revenue owed to your organization and working with a debt collection attorney can be a big help.

First, a collection lawyer can provide legal advice about the best way for you to collect debt on your own. This may include general legal advice or reviewing documents related to the debt. Also, attorneys can write demand letters on their law firm letterhead or make calls on your behalf. Hearing from an attorney can get debtors to respond, and pay.

If you join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with a provider attorney in as little as 4 hours. You’ll get clarity and the advice you need to take the next right step.

Going to Court With an Attorney on Your Team

If you’ve reached a dead end with a debtor, it may be time to take them to court. Having a collection attorney on your team can help you determine if a civil action is the right approach and, if it is, they can help you with the following four tasks.

1. Make sure your case fits the monetary limits and parameters for the court.
2. File your case in the right court using the appropriate forms and procedures.
3. If you prevail, take the next steps to collect the money from the defendant.

Your best chance of success may be to have an attorney handle the above tasks for you. Even if you decide not to hire an attorney, a LegalShield membership allows you consultation so that you can make the best decision for your business.


Defending Your Business at Trial

If you’re a LegalShield member and a vendor or a customer claims that your business owes them money and decides to sue you, LegalShield has your back.

LegalShield’s Small Business Legal Essentials plan allows you to hire your attorney to defend your business for 25% off their standard hourly fees. Alternatively, you can purchase our Small Business Legal Plus or Small Business Legal Pro plans which include an optional trial defense services add-on for only $14.95/month for a covered civil action. Trial defense is not available in all states. Either way, you can save money on attorney representation when your business is a defendant in a civil action.

Al Scott Photography
Texas Member
Dear LegalShield, I am writing you this letter to say thank you for all of your assistance. I am a professional photographer by trade and I have used LegalShield for everything from trademarking advice to collecting outstanding debts from clients. All in all, I can't believe the help and advice that I have received for such a reasonable fee, the service has more than paid for itself and it is priceless to have someone that I can talk too fast with knowledgeable legal advice. Thank you.
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