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Who actually pays for “free” legal services?

We get it: the word “lawyer” and dollar signs are a bit synonymous. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re here to help – and, our services are free for you. You won’t pay a single cent. Here’s how it works:

Legal fees are often paid directly from the company that harmed you (called “fee-shifting”). Or depending on your case, we’ll split the cash settlement with you.

Other benefits, if they apply in your case, could be a replacement car, or cleaned credit report.

We guarantee it! If we don’t win for you, you never pay anything.

Expert legal representation that won’t cost you a dime upfront.

Our overall goal is to eliminate the financial barrier for you to have your case taken seriously, and expertly handled.

Some people hear the word ‘lawyer’, and they start seeing dollar signs spinning before their eyes. But hiring a lawyer doesn’t have to be expensive.

In fact, if you choose to hire one of our lawyers for most consumer cases, we’ll represent you for free of charge for you upfront. Yes, you read that right – hiring us won’t cost you a single cent unless we win!

For consumer law cases, we typically don’t get paid unless we win. Certain federal and state laws – like those protecting consumers from debt harassment, robocalls, and defective cars – are rarely enforced by the government. Instead, the law encourages attorneys to represent consumers by forcing companies that cross the line to pay consumers’ legal fees.  In those cases,we can ‘shift’ fees — we can, and frequently do, get paid by the companies that have violated our clients’ rights, or by a portion of the cash settlement we agree to.  In other words, these clients never pay a dime out of pocket unless the case is succesful.

So, for example, if a court finds that a debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the debt collection agency pays our fees. In fact, in an appellate court decision involving one of our clients, the judge wrote, “The FDCPA is a consumer protection statute and was intended to permit, even encourage, attorneys like Lemberg to act as private attorneys general to pursue FDCPA claims.”

The result is that our work enables consumers to assert their rights cheaply, quickly, and easily. We believe that’s how it should be. Consumers shouldn’t have to pay to enforce their rights.