We Will Take Your Debt Collection Calls

June 19, 2022 Brian V. Lee

You have enough to worry about. We will take your debt collection calls for you. Some debt collectors are pretty good at their jobs. The more adept debt collection companies will try to force you into making bad decisions. But [ . . . ]

D.C. Lawyer for Debt Defense

November 12, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Consider hiring a lawyer for debt defense if you are being pursued by a debt collector. Lee Legal serves the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and the D.C. suburbs of Maryland. To understand how the debt collection industry works, read [ . . . ]

Whataboutism Versus Counterclaims in Litigation

October 24, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Whataboutism is an attempt to distract from an opponent’s attack by charging them with hypocrisy. Whataboutists try to deflect an adversary’s charge without actually disproving it. Whataboutism (and its counterpart bothsidesism) is much in the news lately in the context [ . . . ]

How to Behave in Court

August 1, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Having to appear in court can be intimidating and may frazzle your nerves. You want to be prepared and have an even and balanced disposition. Here are some helpful tips on how to behave in court. The court room is [ . . . ]

Avoid Moral Disengagement in Litigation

May 16, 2019 Brian V. Lee

The term moral disengagement encompasses the cognitive maneuvers we undertake to justify any self-interested choices that don’t align with what we want others to think we believe about ourselves. Moral disengagement in litigation runs the gamut from the misleading to [ . . . ]

The Six Stages of Civil Litigation

March 11, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Civil litigation can be divided into six distinct stages. Some of these litigation steps sometimes get skipped. At other times, they overlap. But no stage is more important than any other. Here are the six steps of civil litigation. I. [ . . . ]

What to Look For When You Hire a Lawyer

February 20, 2019 Brian V. Lee

When you hire a lawyer, it’s a bit different than hiring other kinds of professionals. There are many different aspects of the practice of law that you will want to take into account before you sign a retainer agreement. Here [ . . . ]

How Much of My Paycheck Can a Creditor Garnish?

January 22, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Sometimes an employee doesn’t even know that a creditor is seeking to garnish until they see a change in their paycheck. At that point, you should seek advice of legal counsel. So how much of my paycheck can a creditor [ . . . ]

Be Tough, Not Uncivil

December 10, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Litigation isn’t for the weak of heart. Opposing counsel will seek any advantage to exploit, and a case can be won or lost by small margins. But you do not need to be rude when litigating a case. You must [ . . . ]

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