Areas of Practice
Our multi-state presence can provide you with a consistent, competent place to turn for legal services, including legal collections, counseling and defense. Over time, institutional knowledge related to our clients’ businesses is developed by our attorneys and our ability to provide adequate representation is maximized. Our attorneys are currently licensed to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas.
Commercial Legal Collections
Given its vast experience, Couch Lambert is dedicated to the needs of the commercial collection industry. This dedication includes participation in industry organizations (CLLA) and participation in law lists. Members of the Firm have extensive experience and expertise in handling a wide variety of commercial collections, including traditional open account matters, defaults on lease agreements, and commercial foreclosure matters.
In addition to participation in CLLA, the Firm is also a member of the General Bar and Forwarders List.
Couch Lambert uses the most advanced data transmission and processing hardware, along with state-of-the-art software, to process claims efficiently and effectively. Couch Lambert represents all types and sizes of commercial clients. Collection matters are viewed and handled in a manner consistent with each of our clients’ overall objectives. Through our commitment to the highest standards of review and compliance, recovery is maximized and exposure to counterclaims and after-the-fact litigation is minimized. Clients are also regularly counseled on how to avoid future conflicts, increase recovery, and increase probability of success in future suits.
Our counsel and staff understand that every client and every claim is unique. We seek to ensure that every client’s interests are fully protected and that its particular needs are met.
Collateral Lending & Replevin
In addition to representing banks and other lending institutions, Firm attorneys have been actively involved in representing collateral lenders throughout the United States for over 25 years. Couch Lambert also provides a variety of services related to the execution of security agreements, including replevin, executory process, seizures, and sequestrations for banks and other lenders.
Mr. Couch was Co-General Counsel to the Louisiana Pawnbrokers Association from 2000-2007 and to the National Pawnbrokers Association from 2002-2004. He has also lectured regularly throughout the United States concerning collateral lending issues and federal laws which impact the collateral lending industry, such as the Gramm-Leah-Bliley Act. In 1998, Chris Couch and Bradley Chauvin co-authored the Louisiana Law of Pawn, along with Dr. Wayne M. Babovich. They have also published articles concerning a variety of lending issues.
Consumer Legal Collections
Couch Lambert is a leader in collection litigation, especially in the consumer collection area. The Firm handles credit card, student loan, installment loan, automobile deficiency, and other retail claims on behalf of originating creditors, servicers, assignees, and secondary purchasers. As a leader in the consumer collection industry, the Firm has developed a high level of experience concerning all issues related to consumer legal collections and is prepared to fully assist lenders and purchasers of distressed receivables. Most importantly, the Firm provides a consumer-centric, empathetic approach to its legal collection activities.
Through its commitment to the highest standards of review and compliance, recovery is maximized and exposure to counterclaims and after-the-fact litigation is minimized. With its multi-state practice, Couch Lambert prides itself on competitive legal collections and reduction of counterclaims. The Firm complies with the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and all applicable federal and state laws. Every effort is made to ensure that Firm attorneys and staff are knowledgeable of the requirements needed to perform their collection tasks.
Couch Lambert has invested substantial resources into its infrastructure and technology to ensure that the Firm is capable of meeting the needs of national and local lenders. Our computer system permits electronic file placement, efficient transfer of information, and fund transfers. This also allows the Firm to process claims quickly, securely, and efficiently.
Creditor Defense Litigation & Counseling
The Firm’s active participation in the legal collection industry positions us to provide you with the resources necessary to properly defend against consumer-related claims. Our combination of seasoned legal collection attorneys and defense litigators provides “a recipe for your success.”
Our multi-state presence can provide you with a consistent, competent place to turn for counseling and defense matters. CCB’s attorneys are currently licensed to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee. The firm is also capable of representing clients throughout many States through insightful counseling or specific case enrollments.
Couch Lambert is prepared to defend singular FDCPA, FCRA, & other consumer claims. The Firm also provides counsel to clients on a variety of compliance matters as well, including mitigating risks.
General Business & Transactional Matters
Couch Lambert offers general business counseling, including creation of new legal entities, drafting and negotiating contracts and other legal matters. The Firm employs a team approach on transactional matters to ensure that all possible perspectives are recognized and addressed. The goal of Couch Lambert is to accomplish the task at hand quickly and effectively. The Firm uses its resources and expertise to ensure that the “deal is done” expeditiously and fairly.