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!
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.
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.
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.
We are seeing a pattern emerge whereby Comcast/Xfinity is gaining access to consumers’ credit reports without having the consumers’ permission nor a permissible purpose to obtain the report under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In a few occasions now, we have seen them gain access to the reports of our clientele. While we are […]
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 […]
Our very own consumer rights attorney, Larry Smith, contributed to the article “Does Your Credit Score Show Up on Your Background Check?” with Opploans. So, does your credit score show up on your background check? “In a word, no,” answered Larry P. Smith (@LarryPSmithlaw), an attorney at SmithMarco. “Credit scores typically do not show up […]
Pepsi Beverage Company recently agreed to pay over $1 million to settle a class action lawsuit against the beverage giant alleging it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by failing to conduct compliant employment background checks. Accessed Credit Files Without Consent of Applicants Specifically, sometime in or around September of 2015, a class action […]
Regardless of the reason for needing a loan, getting denied can be frustrating for a consumer looking to improve his or her financial well being. But rather than taking a loan denial personally, you can take steps to understand why you were denied and work to fix your credit so it does not happen again […]
With the stress of divorce and/or marital separation comes the stress of paying your bills and dividing your finances. Maintaining good credit post divorce can be challenging. It is important to understand that a legal separation does not alleviate you of your responsibility and obligation to pay your bills with your spouse that were joint […]