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Benjamin Ray Bingham

also known as Ben Bingham

Practice areas:

Debt Collection, Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

I have many years experience in defending consumers from debt collectors, including years of representation of legal aid clients at no charge. I have lots of class action experience including Telephone Consumer Protect Act (co-counsel in second largest case in 25 year history of TCPA), FDCPA (first racketeering class action against debt collection industry using robo-signed affidavits in court cases- multi-million dollar settlement, and about 20 FDCPA class cases) Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (unauthorized access to credit reports, background checks), unsolicited goods (un-ordered Martha Stewart books, multimillion dollar settlement), false marketing cases and many other types of cases. I also handle individual cases involving false credit reports, debt collector harrassment and abuse, including robo-calls to your cell phone where the collector is trying to reach someone else to collect a debt owed by someone else. 


We DON"T handle bankruptcy cases for individuals, but we have a few of great lawyers to refer you to, including Tony Hervol, Hiedi McCloud, and Rick Flume. 


We DO represent creditors in business bankruptcy cases and business collection cases--business to business only.


We DON"T try to collect debt from consumers, in or out of bankruptcy.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Debt Collection: 34%
    31 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 33%
    31 years
  3. Probate: 33%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Tom Charles Jerome Weisinger

    Ben and I have worked on opposite sides on a matter. He brings professionalism to the table while serving as a tireless advocate for his clients.

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    Tom Weisinger Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Richard Arthur Flume

    Ben Bingham is one of the few lawyers in San Antonio that is capable of handling bankruptcy court litigation. Litigation in state court is one thing, but litigation in bankruptcy court is quite different. Whenever someone asks me for a referral to an attorney that handles bankruptcy litigation in San Antonio, I give them Ben's contact information. Ben is also one of the few lawyers in San Antonio that has extensive experience in handling claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). I have referral several clients to him over the years and have only heard good things about him from those clients.

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    Richard Flume Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bingham & Lea, P.C.

319 Maverick
San Antonio, TX, 78212

Bingham & Lea PC

319 Maverick Street
San Antonio, TX, 78212

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198308/25/2015
COInactive199308/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Justice for the People AwardTexas RioGrande Legal Aid2013
Champion of JusticeTexas RioGrande Legal Aid2010
Client Review Rating 5/5 (highest)Lawyer.comN/A
Peer Review Rating 5/5 (highest)Lawyers.comN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBingham & Lea1993 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Antonio Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasWhat Bankruptcy Lawyers should know about the FCRA2010
University of Houston Corporate and Business Law InstituteEmployment Agreements; Terminations and Covenants not to Compete1991
State Bar of TexasCurrent Issues in Foreclosures1987
South Texas Law JournalPrison Conditions as Cruel and Unusual Punishment1982

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Colorado State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Winter Meeting, Montana Trial Lawyers AssociationDamages in Consumer Cases2015
Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy ConferenceWhat Bankruptcy Lawyers need to know about the FCRA2010