The Law Office of Paul Mankin

Is Bleier & Cox Harassing You?

Bleier & Cox is a law firm in Encino, California. It is has been in business for approximately 40 years and practices in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, and Collections.

Contact Information:

16130 Ventura Blvd # 620

Encino, CA 91436

(818) 784-8100

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 23 complaints filed against Bleier & Cox since 2014. A large majority of the complaints allege that the law firm/debt collection agency attempted to collect on a debt that was paid or did not belong to the consumer. Other complaints allege the law firm violated the FDCPA by:

  • Not providing verification of the debt
  • Threatening to sue on a debt that was too old
  • Attempting to collect more than what is owed
  • Filing a law suit without providing proper notification/service

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has not received any formal complaints against Bleier & Cox, but one consumer did post a “complaint” as a review of the company. The consumer alleges that he was sued by Bleier & Cox and his bank account levied without any notice of the lawsuit or prior notice of the companies intent to levy his bank account. The reviewer also says that he made several attempts to contact the law firm but his calls went unanswered and messages unreturned. On the two occasions he was able to speak with someone at the company, he says the representative was rude, unprofessional, and dismissive.

The FDCPA defines a debt collector as any person who regularly collects, or attempts to collect,

consumer debts for another person or institution or uses some name other than its own when collecting its own consumer debts”. This means that even law firms, such as Bleier & Cox, who practice in the area of debt collection and regularly attempt to collect debts must follow the FDCPA when attempting to collect a debt. While Bleier & Cox is a law firm, and so are not violating the Act when claiming to be attorneys, they are violating it when refusing to provide verification of a debt, attempting to collect more than what is owed, threatening to sue when they have no legal right to do so, or harassing, annoying, or abusing a consumer in order to get them to pay a bill.

Attorneys are not only expected to know the law, but to follow it as well. It is unconscionable for a law firm to violate any law, especially those meant to protect consumers from unfair and unethical practices. If Bleier & Cox has refused to provide you with verification of a debt they are attempting to collect, sued you without providing proper notice, threatened to sue you, attempted to collect more than you owe on a debt, or harassed or abused you in any way, contact us now at 1-800-219-3577 for a free consultation.