For more than 20 years the Tischhauser Law Group has protected consumers against the harassing and abusive methods debt collection agencies use to collect debts. You deserve respect, even when you have fallen on hard times. You have rights, no matter how much you owe or to whom and no matter what bill collectors tell you otherwise. In our troubled economic times the Tischhauser Law Group and its attorneys will always fight to ensure that even if you've lost your job, lost your good credit score or even just lost your way in the ever more complicated financial world, you won't lose your dignity.
The Tischhauser Law Group is a consumer rights/debt-collection defense and personal injury law firm. Our focus in these areas makes us highly respected and knowledgeable attorneys for consumer rights law and personal injury in Tampa and throughout Central Florida. Because of our proven track record, many of our clients come to us as referrals from respected sources including previous clients and other lawyers as well as defense lawyers who’ve experienced the quality of our representation from the other side. Most amazingly, even people we sued for our clients want to retain the Tischhauser Law Group to handle their own case.
Maybe a bill collector is calling to collect a debt you owe, but cannot pay, or a creditor is calling to collect a debt you dispute or feel you don’t owe. While collection agencies may have a right to collect debt, if they obey the law when they do, you have the right to hold them responsible if they subject you to abuse, disrespect, or lies. Because of laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you may be entitled to a cash settlement and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act may entitle you to recover money for any actual damage collectors cause, and the court may award an additional penalty of up to $1,000.00. The abusive debt collectors can also be responsible for paying the attorney's fees, which allows you to retain an attorney to enforce your rights! More importantly, if the abusive bill collectors have broken the law they should be held responsible for their actions, just like they claim you should be responsible for the debts they collect.
Our commitment to protect you applies equally to injury cases, whether you are injured in a car accident, motorcycle wreck, slip and fall or animal attack. The insurance industry revolves around making billions of dollars collecting insurance premiums and not paying them back out in claim settlements. From the very first contact you will be dealing with professional adjusters, many trained by insurance defense lawyers, whose primary focus in life is following insurance company policies established to maximize their profit while making you believe that you are getting the best in customer service. The greatest money making event for an insurance company is handling a claim with an injured person that is not represented by an attorney. Why? Because typically the only person that has the slightest clue about the pros and cons of the claim, its value and the true financial exposure of the insurance company, is the adjuster who is your adversary! You undoubtedly would never want to play a card game where the other player gets to see all of your cards, gets to deal as crooked as he likes and makes up rules as he goes along that you have to abide by. You get to do nothing but sit at the table, without any expectation other than simply losing all of your money. Handling your injury claim, even with your own insurance company, is just the same.
If you find yourself in any legal situation, you need an honest and tough attorney who stands firmly by your side. When you reach out to us, you leave behind your worries about creditors who harass you or insurance adjusters who ignore or just frustrate you. They become our responsibility.
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We arm you with knowledge about your personal rights. The more you understand your case and situation, the better we can serve you. The lawyers at the Tischhauser Law Group have seen so many unfair and dishonest practices, scams and schemes that prey on individuals like you, they can focus in on the issues to be addressed in order to resolve your case without being distracted by the various controversies intended by the offenders to confuse or frustrate many lawyers. Regardless of your situation, we give you our best to give you back your peace of mind.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1990||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Award of Merit||Florida Independant Paralegal Assn||1995|
|Managing Partner||Tischhauser Law Group||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2000 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Member||1997 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pinnacle Medical v. Nationwide Ins.||Successfully had statute declared unconsitutional|
|Myers v. Dish Network||$200,000.00 judgment for Plaintiff|
|See all legal cases|
|AFTL Insurance Bad Faith||AFTL Insurance Bad Faith in the New Millenium||2001|
|AFTL seminar||PIP AFTL Seminalr||1998|
|PESI Publication||The New PIP Statute: How Bad Is It?||1998|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of South Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|AFTL Insurance Bad Fatth Seminar||Neutralizing Abusive Defense Tactics in PIP litigaiton||2000|
|Florida's No Fault Law||The New PIP Act||1999|
|AFTL PIP seminar||PIP law update||1998|