Don’t Give Up!
We want to Help You Without Bankruptcy
We are one of the most recognized foreclosure defense law firms in Ohio without bankruptcy. Most of our clients want to get back on track, but the other side isn't willing to budge. Our strong reputation is based on helping people when few other options are left. It is also due to our clients’ successes. We employ smart, hard-working attorneys who get the job done. Our lawyer are dedicated to helping every client they work with, and work hard to save homes and protect consumers.
We help people going through some of the toughest times of their lives. If you want dedicated, smart lawyers to help you with a mortgage, debt, or foreclosure problem, give us a call. We have helped hundreds of families save their homes. We help with loan modifications, litigation, and walk-aways without further liability.
Our firm is nationally recognized in the area of foreclosure defense without bankruptcy. This is partly due to Mr. Doucet's book, 23 Legal Defenses to Foreclosure: How to Beat the Bank. The book has sold over 10,000 copies and has helped many people and lawyers fight foreclosure. Mr. Doucet also regularly trains other attorneys in the area of foreclosure defense. He has taught multiple CLE courses on the subject. Give us a call today to find out how we can fight for you.
We represent clients throughout Ohio, from Columbus to Cleveland, Dayton, Akron, Toledo, Cincinnati, and all surrounding areas and in all counties.
WE HELP PEOPLE
Our law firm is focused on helping people with all kinds of loans and debt without bankruptcy. Our firm started as a foreclosure defense firm. Now we help with a variety of loan and debt issues.
We defend people against debt collectors. The law allows us to take on many cases where the other side has to pay our fees. We regularly help people being harassed or sued by debt collectors on an old credit cards, car loans, and home loans. We also might be able to help with no out of pocket costs to you. Many times, we collect our fees from the debt collector directly.
You would be surprised how frequently debt collectors break the law when trying to collect debts. Federal and state laws are available to hold them accountable. If you have a problem with a debt collector, please call us today for a free consultation.
We also help people taken advantage of by bad business practices. We evaluate cases for free. Please give us a call if you are concerned that a company or business took advantage of you. This could have occurred when you made a purchase or signed a contract. Other times, a business provided you a broken product or did not perform a service. Sometimes, the business will not allow you to cancel or will not honor its end of the bargain.
We regularly litigate cases under the FDCPA, CSPA, TILA, RESPA, TCPA, HSSA, PECA, and others including under RICO and FTC/CFPB regulations.
We are a consumer rights and litigation law firm. People have said our lawyers are some of the best lawyers for consumer law. We help with consumer lawsuits such as debt collection harassment, credit report issues, automobile problems, robocalls and junk faxes, gym memberships, class actions, mortgage abuse, and much more.
TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
We have a track record of successfully meeting our clients’ objectives. We are regularly referred cases from other lawyers. We welcome all those referrals. We also accept cases that just need help on appeal.
We regularly fight for extensions of consumer law. That helps better protect all consumers and homeowners. We are very proud of the caselaw that we have helped develop. For example, we were the lawyers who won the landmark federal appeals case Marais v Chase. In that case, the court decided that mortgage companies must investigate homeowners’ questions. The lawsuit was brought under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). There, Chase Home Finance failed to answer questions about why it was not crediting overpayments. It appeared that over $800 was not properly applied. Chase ultimately paid nearly $94,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees. It actually admitted wrongdoing in an offer of judgment.
In another federal appeals case, we won Slorp v Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss. There, the court decided that our client’s RICO racketeering lawsuit for robo-signing could proceed. That lawsuit was against the law firm LSR, and also Bank of America and MERS. We alleged the law firm directed one of its paralegals to robo-sign mortgage assignments. We alleged that it used one of those mortgage assignments to foreclose our on our client’s home. The decision not only helped our client, but set precedent on a very important issue. The decision cleared the way for people to be able to challenge documents in foreclosure cases. That case will likely shape law in Ohio for some time.
We continue to fight for people. Our firm is not afraid of big banks. We are willing to take every case to the Supreme Court if necessary. That is how we get results.
IN OR OUT OF COURT
Much of Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A.’s work is litigation based. This means that we solve problems using laws that were passed specifically to help people through the court system. We are civil litigation attorneys because we are regularly in court. Usually, our clients have made several attempts to resolve their issue directly with the wrongdoer, before hiring our firm to help. Our clients are not “lawsuit happy,” but rather have a genuine issue that they need help getting resolved. Our clients call us when they realize they need professional help with their legal issue.
We regularly help people who are at risk of foreclosure. Sometimes, our clients realize that they will be facing a lawsuit soon. They may want to avoid that from happening. They may want to understand their rights, or get a plan together ahead of time. In some instances, the client may want to explore taking the offensive with litigation. That would be a situation where we would file a lawsuit before the other side files their own. If you would like a free consultation on your situation, give us a call today at (614) 944-5219.
...AND SMALL BUSINESSES TOO
Our law firm is designed with people in mind. We do not represent large corporations or big banks. However, we do help small businesses. People who start small businesses can benefit from our legal experience. We help with operating agreements, contract drafting, and litigation. Our experience in the courtroom helps our small business clients. It enables us to identify future potential conflicts and plan ahead accordingly.
It is important to us that our small business clients help people. We do not take positions contrary to consumers. However, we can help in a number of other ways. It is not unusual for us to suggest a new way of doing business that saves our client time and money. Most importantly, we can help decrease future liability and the risk of litigation.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
The lawyers and staff at Doucet & Associates are proud to serve the community. We work hard to meet the needs of our clients to support a more fair and just society. We believe that regular people trying to make a living deserve to be represented by smart, capable lawyers who have their interests at heart. Giant corporations are not the only ones who deserve to be well represented. We also focus on producing high quality work at a very affordable price. Our success reflects our ability, as well as our commitment to our clients.
Doucet & Associates is proud to be serving the Central Ohio community. We provide foreclosure defense, consumer litigation, and some small business services. We look forward to helping you with your legal issue! Please call our office for a consultation at (614) 944-5219 today.