Jeri, MI

I wanted to take time to thank SmithMarco for doing such an outstanding job in helping me deal with a collection dispute that been hanging over my head since 2009. There has been such a burden off my shoulders and mental state. David and Larry when to work for me and was able to get my situation resolved in a short amount of time. They both went over and above to assist me. My gratitude to the entire staff for their professionalism and treating me with respect and dignity. My only regret was not finding them years earlier. High recommendations to SmithMarco.
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Todd, MO

I represented myself in a case that was dismissed, and after the dismissal I had some questions about taking further action that I forwarded to SmithMarco. Larry Smith took the time to speak to me at length and answered my questions, which really impressed me. A few months later a separate suit was filed against me and I had not forgotten the time and attention given to me by SmithMarco, so I immediately contacted them. Again my case was given immediate attention by Larry Smith, leading to a rapid settlement. I have worked with attorneys on many levels for decades, and I have never been more impressed with a firm. Thank you again Larry Smith, David Marco and the whole team at SmithMarco!
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Brian, MI

I would like to thank you for your assistance as my attorney. When I pursued this matter, I did not believe there would be a settlement. I wanted to do it to perhaps prevent this company from harassing other people. Needless to say, the check I received in the mail last week was a nice surprise. I appreciate your efforts regarding this matter. You can be assured that if I need assistance in the future, I will contact you. I will also refer anyone I know who is in need of legal services.
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Maryanne, IL

The advice and professional representation I received from you during this difficult process was phenomenal! I can’t thank you enough for your patience in explaining every possible outcome that I was up against in this ugly lawsuit against me. Your ability to de-stress me prior to going into court I greatly appreciated! I am completely amazed by how you responded to the opposing counsel’s many inaccuracies in a calm, yet dynamic manner. You truly dedicated a lot of time in preparing for my defense and this was evident by the outcome of the courts decision. I was very fortunate to have you as my Attorney! I most definitely would recommend your services to anyone in need of an empathetic and diligent lawyer.
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Terry, NY

I could never thank Mr. Smith and Mr. Marco enough for their assistance. When Mr. Smith returned my phone call, I was surprised that there was someone still left on the planet who was genuinely interested in correcting what “went wrong.” From the start he was prepared to assist in lifting my burden and he made me feel confident that my issue with the debt collectors could and would be resolved. Later when Mr. Marco continued with the case, he too was professional and caring. Generally those two characteristics combined, aren’t part of the consumer experience; however I’ve been privileged to have two of the best attorneys provide outstanding service! Problem solved! You don’t find this kind of expertise and benevolence in the world we live in today. I feel safe in their hands and I hope that in some way one day I will be able to demonstrate my appreciation to and for them.
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The Telephonic Consumer Protection Act

Consumer statutes are enacted to create a balance for buyers in the marketplace and prevent sellers from using unfair tactics.  The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”)  is a consumer minded statute enacted in 1991 that prohibits telemarketers, banks, debt collectors and any other companies from using autodialers or robocalls to contact you at home or […]
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Video: Credit Report Types & Debt Collection Scams

Join Larry Smith, consumer protection attorney and co-founder of SmithMarco P.C. for this episode of “Credit Talk” on Chicago Access Network Television. Larry discusses how to access and dispute incorrect information on all of you credit and background reports, not just the credit reports from the three large credit reporting agencies. He also talks about […]
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Video: How to Dispute a Merged Credit Report

Join SmithMarco’s own consumer rights attorney, Larry Smith, on Chicago Access Network Televisiton (CAN TV) for this episode of “Credit Talk.”  Larry Smith discusses your rights when denied credit or employment based on a merged credit file. A merged credit file occurs when people have similar names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, and social security […]
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Utilizing the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Experts say that one in three American consumers have never checked their credit report.  Considering the prevalence of the use of credit in our society, this number is quite astounding.  Are you one of the consumers who have never looked at your report to make sure that the reporting is accurate?   Your Rights Under the […]
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Social Media and Employment Background Checks

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), an employer cannot delve into your personal life without your permission.  When applying for a job or if you are currently employed, the law says employers need to seek your permission to conduct a background check.  The FCRA requires an employer to ask your permission to conduct a […]
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