Debt Collection Defense and FDCPA Attorney for Spokane and N Idaho
I am being sued by Citibank (the actual company and not a debt buyer). I answered their summons and now they have filed a motion for summary judgment. They did not do any discovery and have not provided an original contract, just some credit card statements and a sworn statement from an employee. It is obvious to me that this employee did not verify the amount by doing any real math and I suspect the amount is not accurate and not in accordance with the contract and many amendments through the years, questionable fees, state laws, etc. I feel I have a strong case but am not sure I fully understand how to properly respond to their motion for summary judgment. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Could you recommend any good Attorneys in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area with experience in this area of practice?
The closest and really good debt collection defense and FDCPA violation attorney in the area is in Spokane:
Michael Kinkley – RIP
7/28/15 – I heard today that Michael passed away. I can tell you that Michael was a champion for consumer debt collection rights across the country, and not just in our little corner of the world. His contributions to the consumer advocate community, and consumers at large, will surely be missed.
A recent Inlander article about defending collection lawsuits featured Kinkley and another attorney, Kirk Miller. If you have not read it, check it out here: http://www.inlander.com/spokane/article-18234-the-meat-grinder.html
Let me know how this works out for you in the comment box below.
6/2/13 Update: I had occasion to connect with the other Spokane consumer law attorney referenced in the Inlander NW link above. I can also recommend readers connect with:
Kirk D. Miller, P.S.
421 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 704
Spokane, WA 99201
Kirk has experienced with debt collection defense, fair debt collection violations, and a big plus for Washington residents – he also works with people regarding fair credit reporting concerns (not many attorneys focus on this area of consumer law).