By: Robert J. Nahoum
According to the New York State Unified Court System, Kirschenbaum Phillips filed 8,268 New York debt collection lawsuits in 2021.
Drilling down on the numbers shows where the highest concentration of Kirschenbaum Phillips debt collection cases were filed:
- 944 in the Bronx
- 1,237 in Brooklyn
- 485 in Manhattan
- 825 in Nassau County
- 1,135 in Queens
- 1,006 in Suffolk County
Kirschenbaum Phillips is headquartered in Farmingdale, NY, but filed debt collection cases all throughout New York including the Hudson Valley Counties of Orange, Rockland and Westchester. On behalf of its biggest clients including Discover Bank and Ally Financial.
While Kirschenbaum Phillips is a law-firm, in reality they are more like a glorified collection agency using the courts as a debt collection tool. Once a judgment is obtained, law-firm debt collectors like Kirschenbaum Phillips can freeze bank accounts, garnishee wages and issue subpoenas.
Law-firm debt collectors like Kirschenbaum Phillips employ few attorneys but many debt collection agents. In fact, if you call them, you will not speak with an attorney, you will speak with a debt collection agent who is probably being paid a commission for any money he or she collects from you.
Kirschenbaum Phillips and many of its debt buyer clients are sued regularly by consumers for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FDCPA is a federal law that regulates the collection of consumer debts. It precludes third party debt collectors from using false, misleading, deceptive and harassing debt collection tactics.
If you need help settling or defending a debt collection law suit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you. With office located in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Rockland County, the Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum defends consumers in debt collection cases throughout the Tristate area including New Jersey.
The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C