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Friedman named as one of Southern California's 2009 Super Lawyers Rising StarsMortgage delinquencies seen rising through 2009President Signs Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009Ninth Circuit Releases Superseding Opinion in Pintos CaseCredit Card Chargeoffs Continue to Rise; 10% Rates May be Seen in 2009Credit Card Debt Shrinks at Fastest Rate in 30 Years in FebruaryCredit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Gets New Life in New CongressGovernments Pleased with Collection Performance; Outsourcing More Work to Private AgenciesFTC Report Urges Reform and Modernization of Federal Debt Collection LawContinued Bankruptcies, Late Payments, Mortgage Delinquencies Kick Off 2009IRS Kills Private Debt Collection ProgramConsumer Credit Performance Continues to Weaken As Card Chargeoffs SoarBill to Amend FDCPA for Attorneys Introduced in U.S. House Decimated court system faces new round of cuts3 cities losing the most jobs, 3 adding themBoomers carry debts into retirementNew home sales stagnant, casts shadow on housingFewer Home Owners Now Under WaterNational Default Rates Increased in NovemberPre-Judgement CollectionsU.S. Foreclosure Activity Increased 7 Percent in August, Defaults Surged 33 PercentMajor Credit Card Issuers Report Uptick in Average Charge-Offs in August Citi Sued Over Indonesian Debt Collection That Turned to Murder Record number of Americans living in poverty Commercial Loans Failing at Rapid PaceU.S. Consumer Credit Plummets in April; Credit Cards Fall 11 percentConsumers' confidence surges in AprilBanks Passing on Credit Card Debt to Consumers

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Having trouble collecting outstanding debts is a serious problem for millions of Californians. Whether it’s being unable to use money or resources that are rightfully yours, or spending more money and resources trying to collect, judgment collection is often a fight, every step of the way.  If you have made it here, then you probably have some idea of how difficult it can be to get your hands on what is rightfully yours, and you’re probably looking for someone to help.

The good news is that you have come to the right place.  Although it’s true that the game of debt collection is a rough one, it’s one that we love to play at Joshua P. Friedman and Associates.  Our team of seasoned professionals is on the forefront of developing aggressive, effective strategies for collecting your debt.  Furthermore, we pride ourselves on our scrappy, pugnacious attitude and fighting until the very end to return your debt in a timely manner is really just another day at the office for our staff. Whether it’s our intense commitment to doing right by our clients, our vast knowledge of the collection process, or our wealth of experience in getting clients the money they deserve, we set the standard for collections law firms in the state of California.

If you want a decent chance of collecting, you need a team that will stop at nothing to track down your debt and return whatever is owed.  In today’s world, collecting a debt isn’t as easy as simply asking or writing a letter.  Instead, collecting often means exhausting every legal option available, as well as understanding and employing the strategies and methods that have been proven successful in returning debts to their rightful owner.  At Joshua P. Friedman and Associates, we offer the most aggressive, knowledgeable and dedicated team in California.  No matter who owes you or for what reason, we are the team you want on your side when it comes to recovering that debt in a timely manner.

The bottom line is that for whatever reason you require assistance with a judgment collection, you absolutely need an aggressive and dedicated team like ours to help collect your debts.  We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about our team as well as what we can do for you.  If you’re unsure about how to proceed in a collections effort, or you just need a little advice, then please don’t hesitate to contact our offices.  We’re always happy to speak with prospective clients and answer any and all questions.  No matter what you may think you’re up against, speaking with Joshua P Friedman and Associates is the first step in collecting any and all debts that you are owed.


  • Help Wanted: First-time home buyers

    First time home buyers, we need you. It was a presidential priority as 2015 kicked off, and today lower mortgage insurance premiums from the Federal Housing Administration go into effect. The lowered rates for premiums is part of the plan President Obama introduced in early January to jump-start first-time home buying. On Friday, the National…

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  • Paying less than $16 per hour not fair: Aetna CEO

    Aetna (AET) raised employees’ wages to a base of $16 per hour because paying them less was not fair, Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday. “Here we are a Fortune 50 company and we’re about to put these people into poverty, and I just didn’t think it was fair,” he said during…

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