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We let you focus on running your business; let us handle your debt collection.

Mr. Emerick, a seasoned collection lawyer in Dallas, and President of the Law Offices of Sam Emerick, P.C. helps creditors obtain payment on debts. Mr. Emerick delivers efficient and tangible results to creditors.

The Law Offices of Sam Emerick help creditors who are frustrated attempting to collect debt. Many times, creditors believe that they will be able to resolve the problem on their own; a letter requesting payment, a phone call asking for an explanation, or a proposed meeting regarding delinquent accounts receivable. Unfortunately, these measures rarely produce any tangible results.

I turn receivables into cash. With thirty-five years of legal knowledge and experience representing and advocating for my clients, I have the knowledge and experience in collection matters to help make the best decisions about your collection problems.

Creditors often seek the help of collection agencies. This won’t help. Collection agencies aim to collect debt while receiving a percentage from creditors on the amount collected. Collection agencies are rarely successful in securing payments from debtors. Collection agencies lack the legal muscle and ability required to obtain judgments and enforce payments through post-judgment collection through the courts in Dallas. Typical tactics of collection agencies involve contacting debtors by phone and mail. The aggressive and unprofessional approach of many collection agencies has led to statutory restrictions embodied in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

As a licensed attorney and Dallas debt collector, Mr. Emerick understands that filing suit against the debtor  is your only realistic way to recover your money. Before filing a lawsuit, Mr. Emerick’s law office may negotiate with a debtor, but normally, Mr. Emerick will file a lawsuit seeking a judgment on the amount owed.

From there, Mr. Emerick uses his 35 year legal experience and all available legal remedies to secure payments from debtors. Some solutions may involve skip-trace and asset-search, then after judgement, garnishments of bank accounts, and turnover of the debtor’s assets. If you are frustrated by unsuccessful attempts to recover debts and monies owed, contact a seasoned collection lawyer in Dallas, Sam Emerick at the Law Offices of Sam Emerick, P.C.

Established in Dallas Texas in 1982 our law firm has been representing clients in commercial collections for more than 35 years. At the Law Offices of Sam Emerick, P.C., we are focused on providing excellent services to our clients.

Our firm works one-on-one with you in order to provide personalized legal solutions. I personally take the time to analyze and understand your business and research a solution. By getting to know you and becoming thoroughly acquainted with the circumstances of your case, I am able to provide the best advice and guidance when you need it most. I do not assign your case to an associate.

We offer very competitive pricing, with hourly charges less than $175 per hour, and specialize in working your case quickly, efficiently, and with a view toward sending you a check. We are able to answer questions and provide status reports to keep our clients informed. In addition, we do not drag matters out unnecessarily.

We are located convenient to the courthouses in Dallas, McKinney, and Denton Texas. We are open from 9-6 and offer a free initial consultation. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Call 214-752-8800 to speak with Sam Emerick, Dallas debt collection attorney.

Representative Clients:

Primary Media Outdoor; Marlin Countertops; Capital Electric Motor Service; National Storefront Glass; Cordeck Roofing Supplies; Twin City Security; Southwestern Regional Medical; Lenco Credit Union.



Accord Satisfaction and Novation

LAW OFFICES OF SAM EMERICK, P.C. Q- I was sued, but I settled the matter, now the creditor is coming back, wanting more. What can I do? Today’s subject as used by Texas collection attorneys is the defense of accord and satisfaction. Accord and satisfaction is an affirmative defense and rests on a new contract which is a new written express contract or an implied contract, in which the parties agree to discharge the existing obligation. In this sense, the term “accord” is a new contract which discharges the existing old obligation. Also, the “satisfaction” means the performance of that new contract to which the parties agree to. Importantly, because an accord is essentially a new separate agreement or contract, all of the elements which are necessary to establish the formation of a contract, such as offer, acceptance, and consideration, must also exist and be proven. For example, if a [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Accord Satisfaction and Novation

Types of Damages in Texas

What damages can I recover in my collection lawsuit? Actual damages, the Texas collection lawyer seeks damages called “compensatory damages”, awarded to compensate for an injury or to repair a wrong. Actual damages may be either economic or non-economic and do not include exemplary damages. Economic damages compensate for actual economic or pecuniary loss, and non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional pain or anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of companionship in society, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, injury to reputation, and all other non-pecuniary losses, other than exemplary damages. How do I allege damages in my lawsuit? In pleading damages, Plaintiff should plead sufficient facts, in order to give Defendant fair and adequate notice of the damages sought and enough information for Defendant to prepare a defense. Horizon v. Auld 34 SW3d 887 (Tex. 2000). For pleading purposes, actual damages are [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Texas law|Comments Off on Types of Damages in Texas

Defenses- Part 1

LAW OFFICES OF SAM EMERICK, P.C. Feb. 4, 2018   Today’s blog will center on some of the defenses available in a breach of contract action, concerning Texas collections cases. The first area we will address often seen by Texas collection attorneys is the defense of ‘waiver’. A Waiver is defined as an intentional relinquishment of a known right and is either made expressly or indicated by conduct, that is inconsistent with an intent to claim the right. Several recent Texas Supreme Court cases construing “waiver” are as follows: Ulico Cas. Vs. Allied Pilots, 262 S.W.3d 773 (Tex. 2008); Jernigan v. Langley, 111 S.W.3d 153 (Tex. 2003) Perry Holmes v. Cull, 258 S.W.3d 580 (Tex. 2008) Of course, the defense of waiver is fact-specific, with the court looking, not usually for an express statement by a Plaintiff that he has waived a claim, but really, conduct indicating that Plaintiff has [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Texas law|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Defenses- Part 1