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Debt Defense Attorney in Fort Myers

Are your FDCPA rights being violated?

If you are being harassed by repeated phone calls, threats of legal action, and abusive collection tactics, Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. is ready to help you understand your rights under the FDCPA and stop creditor harassment. We are committed to upholding the rights of consumers and to keeping collectors accountable to their legal limits.

Take your life back and put an end to the harassing phone calls. Contact Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. to learn about your rights under FDCPA and how we can help you protect them. Schedule your free consultation today!

Approved in 1977, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law that is actually an amendment to the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Congress enacted it to provide additional protections for consumers who are being treated unfairly or harassed by debt collectors or third party debt buyers in violation of the law. The act created guidelines by which debt collectors must comply, penalties for violations of the act, and set forth the rights and protections of consumer debtors.

Under the FDCPA, behavior that undermines the dignity or privacy of a consumer is prohibited. This includes:

  • Late night phone calls
  • Harassing family members/neighbors
  • Slandering your name/reputation
  • Threatening with a lawsuit (without the authority to do so)
  • Publishing debt information
  • Profane or demeaning language
  • Calling your workplace without permission
  • Failing/refusing to identify themselves

Despite state and federal regulations which have been designed to put a stop to debt collector harassment and abuse, the illegal practices continue, mostly due to the low risk of consequence to the offending collectors and their companies.

With timely and effective action, violations of the act can result in fines and damages in the form of financial compensation to the affected consumer.

Since our inception, we have been dedicated to providing the most professional, caring and responsive service to our clients in whatever type of case we are handling for them.

You don't have to fight alone—stop the abuse!

If you have been or are currently being harassed by debt collectors, contact our firm today to receive a free case evaluation. We will review your information, listen to your story with respect and understanding, and put together a plan to stop the debt collection abusive practices which you have experienced. There is no fee unless we recover compensation for you, as these cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.

If you are in Lee County, contact our Fort Myers FDCPA attorney as soon as possible to speak with one of our experienced debt collection defense lawyers and stop the abuse.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • 65 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español