Lawyers


This Is Why People Think Lawyers are Full of Crap

I love my job.  Sure, I don’t get the huge payouts of the personal injury lawyers, or the television snippets of the criminal defense bar, or the posh offices and guaranteed salary of the corporate lawyers.  But I get something a lot of lawyers don’t: I get to ask for […]


Video Q&A: The cleverest corporations that break consumer protection laws: Credit Bureaus – Alabama Credit Attorney Judson E Crump

Alabama Credit Reporting Attorney Judson E. Crump discusses why he thinks credit bureaus are relatively smart businesses to fight in court.

To summarize:

Though the major consumer reporting agencies* make mistakes all the time, actually taking them to court can be tricky because they are specialized in their field and have experience from decades of business and thousands of lawsuits behind them. They know how to deal with FCRA litigation, have very good professional witnesses, and don’t hire bad law firms.

Proceed cautiously, but don’t be intimidated.

*credit bureaus, credit report companies, credit reporters, these all are defined by 15 U.S.C. 1681 – the Fair Credit Reporting Act – as “consumer reporting agencies,” so that is the term I use for them as well.


The Lone Justice Ruling for the People: Scalia? – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E. Crump

Koons Buick Pontiac GMC v. Nigh – 543 U.S. 50 (2004).  Proof that Judges aren’t just partisans. The U.S. Supreme Court now has 5 “Republicans” and 4 “Democrats.”  Since I get my knowledge of the world from the TV Channels or internet news sites that disagree with me the least, […]


My Bankruptcy Lawyer Sucks: What can I do about it? – Alabama Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Judson E Crump

Should I fire my bankruptcy lawyer? So an unfortunate reality of life is that when you hire a professional to provide an expensive, specialized professional service, unless you or a really close friend or relative is part of that specialized profession, you have no idea if you’re getting a decent […]


Cost of Chapter 13, Part 2: How Your Lawyer Calculates your Plan Payment – South Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Part 2 – How Your Lawyer Calculates Your Chapter 13 Plan Payment   So just how does the lawyer arrive at that number?  Now, as much as I love to warn people about the signs of a bad bankruptcy lawyer, there usually is no pressing need for the lawyer to […]


How the Bankruptcy Courts Reward Bad Lawyering, Part 2 – Alabama Bankruptcy Attorney Judson E. Crump 1

  How do you know a good bankruptcy lawyer from a bad one? This is a tougher question.  It is hard to advise in this regard without overgeneralizing.  There are some large firms that do a good job, and a lot of small firms and solos that are complete hacks. […]


How the Bankruptcy Courts Promote Bad Lawyering – Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Judson E. Crump 1

Bankruptcy Lawyers Get Paid More for Being Bad Lawyers I’m bound to catch some flack from my colleagues in the bankruptcy bar for this article, but if anyone out there has a valid rebuttal to my points, I’ll be the first one to welcome it.  Let’s face it: in the current […]