Mr. Sutton assists businesses and individuals in the collection of commercial and consumer debts through written demands, lawsuits and the enforcement of judgments. This includes assisting secured creditors in obtaining their collateral through provisional process and relief from the automatic stay in bankruptcy court. Mr. Sutton advises agencies on legal compliance and for many years served as one of the few attorneys in Oregon certified by ACA International to review collection notices for compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
With this background, Mr. Sutton has gained a unique consumer protection perspective which he uses to advise Oregon consumers of their rights under state and federal law. Over the years, he has enjoyed defending consumers who have encountered financial fraud and unlawful practices. For example, this has included assisting consumers that have been subject to excessive charges and unfair collection or trade practices by debt buyers, collection agencies, law firms, credit card companies and others.
Mr. Sutton also handles litigation against individuals who have fraudulently transferred assets to avoid creditors. For example, this has included a successful jury trial against an attorney who assisted his client in this type of transfer. Mr. Sutton also handled the successful defense of the appeal of the jury’s verdict which the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed. Among other matters, Mr. Sutton obtained a substantial “six figure” settlement in favor of a judgment creditor against an LLC that was used to hide assets.
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