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Collecting a Judgment


Be certain to comply with the FDCPA if you intend to do any collection work.

Obtaining a judgment may seem easier than collecting it. Collection of debts typically requires compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and attorneys qualify as debt collectors subject to those Acts. The use of a judgment and developing a plan to collect it can be complicated and perplexing. This white paper reviews the notice of demand to pay judgment, how to identify records and sources of information, and when to involve the court.



Russell D. Garrett

Russell D. Garrett

Jordan Ramis PC

  • Shareholder with Jordan Ramis PC
  • Practice focuses on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and real estate matters
  • Admitted to practice in both Oregon and Washington state bars, the federal district bars in Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Regularly represents creditors and bankruptcy trustees, and also serves as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the Western District of Washington
  • Routinely speaks on practice issues relating to creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, ethics and insolvency matters
  • Written many articles relating to creditor issues
  • Member of the executive committee for the Washington Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, and serves as a delegate to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
  • Serves as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit and as a trustee for the Federal Bar Association in the Western District of Washington
  • J.D. degree, Willamette University College of Law, where he served as a member of the law review
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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