Hyde & Swigart is the Southwest’s Consumer Protection Attorneys. We are a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers. We firmly believe that the more educated consumers are the better position they are in to make the right decisions. With that in mind, we provide Minnesota, Colorado, Nevada, California, and Arizona consumers with as many consumer protection resources as possible. Below are some comments from some of our attorneys. As always, remember that if you believe you have any kind of legal issue, you need to seek the advice of an attorney, and this website is not meant to replace that. Nothing on this site should be viewed as creating any kind of relationship between you and our law firm. That can only be done when both of us have time to discuss all of your issues.

Debt Defense

If you been sued by a debt collector or what has come to be known as a “debt buyer,” this commentary is for you.  While many people do not realize it, that buyers purchase “bad debt” for pennies on the dollar.  They view this as an investment.  Then they go out and try to collect this bad debt that they purchased so cheaply from you.  Typically, a debt buyer wants you to believe it is the original creditor, and that it has something significant invested. Collecting from you is easy if you bury your head in the sand rather than deal with this people. This will help your deal with them.

Debt Collection

Debt collection is an interesting topic. While many do not realize it, by law a debt collector can be not only what we normally think of as a debt collector-that is-someone hired to send out letters and make telephone calls, a debt collector can also be an attorney or lawyer, repossession agency, debt negotiation firms, mediators, private investigation firms, and many other entities. Debt collectors often want to fool you into believing that they are not that collectors under the law.

Should I be answering my telephone?

It is a common question. But that collectors harassing you. It has gotten to the point where you are afraid to answer the phone. The question is, what should you do? If you are being harassed by a debt collector it is only natural to want to avoid the abuse. However, this is not always the best approach. First of all, let us be honest, you are paying for that phone. Do you really want to be afraid of it? Furthermore, when you are afraid to answer your phone you are giving into the abusive debt collection. And there is no reason for it. The law protects you.



Hyde & Swigart has helped thousands of consumers in Minnesota, California, Arizona, Colorado and Texas with their legal issues, and we have never seen two cases that were identical. We also have attorneys who have helped consumers in Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Wisconsin, Washington, and Washington, D.C. You should never assume your situation is the same as something that is described on this web site, or that you read elsewhere on the Internet. Each situation is unique, and in our opinion, each situation needs to be thoroughly and independently reviewed by a competent consumer rights attorney. While we are happy to do that for you for free, we cannot do that solely on this web site. Even our evaluation forms are mere starting points. You should never assume your case, your situation, or your set of facts, are covered in their entirety by this web site. If you have questions about your potential case, we will be glad to discuss them with you at no charge. However, do not act, or fail to act, simply because of something you read or see on this web site. Click here to read more.