The Practice (makes perfect)


Alabama Supreme Court Continues to Harm Working People for the Benefit of Wealthy Corporations – Alabama Consumer Rights Advocate Judson E. Crump

The Alabama Supreme Court Hates Working People and Loves Big Corporations.  Here’s Yet Another Example. On June 26, 2015, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida v. Gladys Tellis.  Now, for those of us who have been living for a while […]


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.


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 […]


What does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cost? – South Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Judson E. Crump 1

The Cost of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Part 1.   In 2013, there were 3,223 Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases filed in the Southern District of Alabama. Of those, I would estimate that in only 3,220 of those cases did the debtors have any idea how their Chapter 13 payment was calculated. […]


Another Victory: Beat a $13,000 lawsuit by Midland Funding today. – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E Crump

Our continuing efforts to save the families of South Alabama from credit card debt have born another ripe fruit today. In Mobile County Circuit Court Case No. CV-13-901687, I appeared in court today to defend my client from a lawsuit demanding $12,967.43 + $260 Court Costs for an alleged Sears […]