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Jesse Dennis Langel

Debt collection Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   64 reviews

About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    50%
    DEFENSE. We unfreeze bank accounts, stop wage garnishments, vacate judgments, fight debt lawsuits, and settle cases.

    14 years

  2. Debt settlement
    20%
    We use cutting-edge litigation tactics to position you to a good settlement.

    14 years

  3. Advertising
    15%
    We bring false-advertising against companies that make false and misleading claims about a) the "humaneness" of factory farmed animals ("humane-washing") and b) the environmental "benefits" of intensive meat agriculture ("green-washing").

  4. Animal law
    15%
    We analyze meat and poultry labels—and other advertising—for compliance with federal and state laws. We represent consumers and businesses harmed by deceptive statements relating to animal welfare.

Jesse Langel is an impassioned litigator set out to protect consumers from the harsh effects of money judgments—bank seizures and wage garnishments. Jesse has also pursues false-advertising cases in the areas of meat and poultry. Claims such as "humanely raised" or "sustainably raised" are investigated and pursued. 

Jesse has developed a way to deliver effective, cutting-edge lawyering to cash-strapped New Yorkers who are brought to their knees by devastating bank restraints, wage garnishments, and other collection tactics. 

             

Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 07/09/2022

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

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The Langel Firm
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Reviews

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Posted by Farrukh | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Frozen bank account
I hired Jesse because my bank account was frozen by a debt collector from a judgment against me in 2004. The original debt amount was $3500 but they were asking for $22,000. Jesse went to court and they lifted the freeze on my account . Jesse discovered there were mistakes made by the the debt collectors so he negotiated that I had to pay no money at all. He is a great lawyer. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by George | October 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best service ever!!!
I definitely appreciate the honesty and exceptional service that Jessy provided me. Jessy has been honest and reasonable with his fees, he helped me make all the right decisions, and has always been available and easy to reach!
Response from Jesse Langel October 28, 2021
George, I can't thank you enough for this kind review. The pleasure has always been all mine. Thank you.
Posted by Seanna | August 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Jesse was a God send. I was beyond stressed out being sued by a creditor. Jesse’s expertise helped get the plaintiff to discontinue the case. He was always available to answer my questions. I highly recommend Jesse Langel.
Response from Jesse Langel August 2, 2021
Seanna, it was a pleasure assisting you on this. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer even a better person Highly recommended
To anyone who finds themselves in a position I sadly found myself in I must say hire Jesse Langel, if I could review him 10 stars I would and that would be underselling it, while his knowledge of debt settlement is un matched he’s just an overall good honest &great human that sets the right expectations and goes above and beyond it, he’s responds to matters efficiently, he’s knowledgeable in his craft, and kind and understanding, if you sadly find yourself in tough situation as I was in theres no better person to represent you, my case was settled for the amount I was aiming for and also gave me time to get my money in order I could not be happier with my outcome.
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Response from Jesse Langel August 2, 2021
Thanks a million, my friend. The pleasure was all mine, and I'm happy to have met you.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
I highly recommend the Legal Service of Jesse Langel Esq., LL.M. The Langel Firm. Mr. Langel is an extraordinary lawyer who resolved my case with the most excellent results. He did so with compassion and respect towards me throughout the process. Thank you so much!!
Response from Jesse Langel August 2, 2021
The pleasure was all mine. I truly appreciate your positive words.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and kind
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me with my tax issue. You called back quickly when I left messages, you replied back to my emails very fast and the most important... you listen! I will highly recommend you to anyone.
Response from Jesse Langel August 2, 2021
Believe me, the feeling was mutual. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this.
Posted by Elaina | July 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate, Genuine, and Thorough
We had a judgement against us that we didn’t know about. We were in a very bad situation and decided to consult Jesse after seeing all the wonderful reviews. He really took the time to understand our case and never pressured us into anything. He was very compassionate and thorough in all of his explanations. Jesse looked at our case from every angle and suggested that we try to settle the debt on our own instead of hiring him. He didn’t want us to spend money on him when we could use it towards the settlement instead. Never have I come across a lawyer as honest and genuine as Jesse. Even after knowing he wouldn’t be paid, Jesse continued to be there for us every step of the way. Whenever we had questions, Jesse always replied quickly either by email or phone calls. With his help and encouragement, we were able to settle our case. He was there for us when we desperately needed help and no words can express our gratitude. With Jesse, you’re not just a paycheck.
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Response from Jesse Langel November 18, 2020
Elaina, you're too kind. I sincerely appreciate this wonderful review. I hope you know that the feeling is mutual! Clients like you make this practice so rewarding. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Professional and Speedy
Jesse helped me resolve a creditor suit in a timely, efficient and truly caring way. This lawsuit was honestly overwhelming and terrifying at the beginning. I found Jesse from his great reviews and within 4 hours of contacting his office, someone had reached out to speak through my case by phone. We agreed to work together and he offered an incredibly reasonable price (and payment plan.) Jesse responded to ALL of my emails within days, most of the time hours, and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I truly felt well taken care of the entire time. We just settled my lawsuit for ~15% of the original amount of money. So thankful. Don’t hesitate to hire Jesse and his team.
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Response from Jesse Langel June 8, 2020
It was my absolute pleasure to assist you. Dealing with wonderful people like yourself is the top joy of legal practice. Thank you for these kind words.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You should call this man
I was successfully employed in the finance industry for over 2 decades. In 2008, I lost the one position that left my financial life in shambles. I’d no idea how to handle it, but when the creditors began to circle like hawks with endless calls, (8+ a day) and snail-mail, It had to end. Somehow, I’d found Jesse Langel in a Google search. I do not remember why or how I selected him, but I’d give him 11 stars if it were an option. He is attentive and communicates frequently. More importantly, Jesse Langel is successful. I will never regret contacting him. I hope you’ll be as successful as I have been. Thank you, Mr. Langel!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Langel Firm - recommended
In October 2019, I found out that--in 2012--I had been taken to court by a company I'd never heard off (a debt collection entity), lost the case & now had an outstanding judgement against me accruing interest & penalties I could never pay off. As a retiree living on social security, I needed help in a big way. I took a chance & contacted the Langel Firm & am extremely happy with the service, guidance and tangible legal help they were able to provide. They took my case (at a fee I could afford) & guided me step-by-step through the process. Both Jesse and Haydar were very helpful, took my concerns & fears seriously and were able to settle the case quickly and painlessly. I genuinely appreciate the care and attention they gave me & my case & will use their services again if the need arises. The Langel Firm reached an agreeable settlement resolution that has brought me peace-of-mind.
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Posted by Maria | October 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant debt defense lawyer who will make your troubles go away!
I found Jesse and his team in May 2018, after I received a letter from collectors demanding payment on a $15,000 credit card debt they bought from my bank. I incurred this debt in the last years of grad school, while working on my PhD dissertation, with very little money coming in. Once I started working full time, I tried to pay it off, then wanted to settle it. Nothing worked. With high interest rate, I couldn’t manage even minimal monthly payments. And when I learned that this debt went into collections, I was devastated. It’s frightening to fight a collections agency one on one. But everything turned around when I found the Langel Firm. I emailed them, got a prompt response from Haydar, and then spoke on the phone with Jesse. From my very first interactions with them, I realized that Jesse and the team genuinely care about you and fully understand what you are going through. And they’re willing to help you right away. Once I got off the phone with Jesse, he sent me a draft of a debt validation letter to collectors, and he didn’t charge me anything for that. Months later, when the collections agency started legal suit against me, I decided to hire Jesse, and he agreed to take the case over. I was only able to do that because he offered me a payment plan. Turning to Jesse to help me fight this scary legal suit was the best decision I’ve made. The moment I did that all my worries went away. My peace of mind was restored and I had my life back. Jesse and the team were super quick and uber professional. In a very short time Jesse filed my answer with counterclaim and combined demands to the opposing counsel. He took aggressive measures to defend me. The day I received and read these documents, I realized that everything was under control. The greatest thing about Jesse and the team is that they take the burden off your shoulders the moment they start working with you. So if you spend sleepless nights worrying about your outstanding debt, or worse, you’re being sued over it and you’re in panic, you should contact Jesse right away. Trust me, you will be relieved. This team is passionate about helping people in distress over debt, and they know what they are doing. Let me tell you another great thing about Jesse. He understands that you feel guilty about your debt. And he is not here to judge you. When you talk to Jesse, you realize he’s on your side. When you hire him, you know he’s got your back. You can rely on him to help you get out of your predicament and get your nightmares go away. He is a very nice, kind, and compassionate human. And a brilliant lawyer. I can’t say this enough. A few months after I started working with Jesse he emailed me with incredible news: the plaintiff dropped the case against me with a release! I don’t owe anything on that $15,000 anymore! I still cannot believe it. And I’m forever grateful to Jesse and the team. Remember how in the movie The Edge Anthony Hopkins’s hero says that most people lost in the wilds die of shame. They ask themselves: “How could I have gotten myself into this?" And so they sit there and do nothing. Don’t perish in the wilds of financial or legal trouble, or become a debt collectors’ prey. Call Jesse Langel so that he can show you the way out.
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Posted by Kevin | October 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer for your debt collection issues
We all know collection agencies are vicious. They make your life miserable and adds unnecessary stress. This is why I hired Jesse to handle to a lien my parents had on their home. I initially called the collection agency to work something out. However, they were being being very pushy in getting my parents' banking information. I knew better than playing into their trap. I was not comfortable in paying anything until I have a letter on the agreed terms from the agency. Their timeline and reasoning were unrealistic (we can't email the letter to you, can only fax or mail it to you). Seriously, who has fax machines nowadays and it takes 24 hours to send it? The 'offer' they've proposed was only good for one week but they didn't send the letter out until 3 days after the call. By the time I got the letter in the mail, the deal was no longer valid. I was getting nowhere so I called a couple of lawyers. None of them seem too interested in taking up the case. I finally found Jesse's firm and he and Haydar were very helpful in listening to the issue. The fees were reasonable so I retained Jesse to handle this matter. Honestly, the fee was worth it over the hours I would have to spend to deal with the collection agency. As lawyers, Jesse and Haydar both deals directly with the agency's legal team, so that made the process much easier. They got the settlement reduced and the matter was settled in a few weeks. My parents was able to close on the refi and enjoy the money they're saving on the lower interest rates. After the initial phone calls, I was in communication with Jesse and Haydar via email. They were responsive and always professional with a sense of empathy. No one wants to be in debt, but life always throws curve balls at you and forces you into debt. Dealing with collection agency is the most stressful experience anyone can go through. Hire Jesse and team and let them handle the matter for you. It will be the best decision you can ever make.
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Posted by Evelyn | August 22, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer
The Langel Law Firm is amazing!!!!!!. I had an outstanding debt that was going to garnish my wages. I did not know what to do. Jesse and his team could not be have been nicer. Jesse immediately went to work on my case. Not only was Jesse able to stop the garnishment, he also was able to vacate the judgement. Jesse genuinely look out for my best interest. I cant thank Jesse enough for his help and lifting this weight off of me!!!!!. I highly recommend Jesse and his team!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Cynthia | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I researched for lawyers who specialize in cases such as mine came across this one called spoke felt comfortable and hired him have no regrets the outcome was great!!
Posted by Olivier | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommend Mr. Langel for your debt-related legal needs!
I can't say enough about how satisfied I am with Jesse Langel's legal services! Not only did he get the BEST possible results on my claim against a major creditor, but his professionalism, responsiveness, and effectiveness is second to none! If you have a debt dispute or any other related legal matter, he's the best in the business!
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Posted by neil | February 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Typically.....
When you see anyone who has all 5 star reviews, a red flag should go up that this person has gotten friends and family members to fill up his page. I decided to see for myself, and Jesse is the REAL DEAL. He is compassionate, he takes the time to understand your issues and is not afraid to tell you if he doesn't have the answer right off the bat. Your time will certainly be well spent talking to him Thank you again Jesse
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Posted by K Punch | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bank Restraint as a non-party
You are THEE best, I can't stop raving about what a great attorney you are. Your turn around time, was unbelievable, and most of all it was not STRESSFUL! You are all the things a great attorney should be.
Posted by Karen | February 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer EVER!!!!!
After my bank account was put on hold I found out that it was a 17 plus year old debt that may not have even been mine. I went online and came across Jesse Langel's Firm and a few others. After reading the different reviews I took a chance on the Langel Firm and I have to say that it was the best decision and the right decision. I left a message on the phone on a Sunday and Monday morning I received a callback. Mr Langel did not give an upfront guarantee to have the matter resolved but he did guarantee to do the best that he could and to give 100% towards my case which is exactly what he did. I have had other dealings with lawyers in the past and when I compared him to others I have to say that Mr Langel is a breath of fresh air. He is a straight shooter. He took the time to explain exactly to me what he would be doing, how it would be done and even explained to me what could go wrong. He also gave a thorough breakdown of his fee before I even made the decision to hire him. I was even allowed to ask question and yes I had a few that he answered before I decided to use him. Every question, comment and concerns that I had were addressed immediately . He kept me informed and gave updates every step of the way and if I called him with a question and he wasn't available at that time you better believe that I received a callback within that day and my question was answered. Mr Langel got that matter resolved or should I say VACATED and as far as my bank account he immediately got the freeze taken off of my account within the first two weeks of me hiring him. Mr Langel is good at what he does and I have found out that those other reviews that I read on his site are true and I will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone that I know . Not only did Mr Langel go above and beyond with my case he has also restored my faith when it comes to dealing with lawyers and for that I am forever GRATEFUL to him.
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Posted by AA | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was wrongfully attached to a judgement for a business debt. The debt collectors were sneaky and didn't serve me any papers. I spoke to at least 40 attorneys and almost gave up on the situation. Most attorneys demanded ridiculous fees and some guided me improperly saying this was a lost case and I needed to pay thousands of dollars to them to fight it. Thankfully I came across Jess and he was a breath of fresh air in comparison to the 40 or so attorneys I had reached out to. Jesse went above and beyond to help me open my cause due to improper service. He walked me through the entire process explaining all options. He was so thorough, diligent and to the point in the process that the opposition dropped the case as soon as Jesse responded to their request for settling the case. I highly recommend Jesse; not only he is super knowledgeable and knows how to won but he takes time to provide you with comfort and solutions. Thanks to Jesse the case has been completely dropped!
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Posted by Frank | December 13, 2018
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Excellet
Jesse and his team were superb. They were very responsive from my initial call. Jesse kept me informed during the whole process and resolved my case sooner than expected.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Langel Firm
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • New York Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2017
  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Colorado Capital Investments, Inc. v. Lang
  • Judgement vacated and case dismissed
  • CACH, LLC v. Freeman
  • Case Dismissed!

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • FastTrac Entrepreneur Business Discussion
  • Fighting Debt Collection Lawsuits in New York City
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Debt settlement Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jesse is a highly skilled attorney with vast knowledge of consumer defense issues. He provides the same exceptional legal support to all of his clients from lay people who are very unfamiliar with the law to sophisticated consumers with million dollar businesses."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jesse since law school. He is an experienced and dedicated attorney who works tirelessly to obtain the best results for his clients. Jesse was opposing counsel on one of my cases and I was impressed with the fact that he went toe to toe with me each step of litigation process. He is tenacious and someone I would work with again at any time."
Debt settlement Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jesse is an excellent attorney who serves his client's needs in an effective manner. I went to law school with Jesse and would recommend him to my friends, family and clients."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse truly cares for his clients and loves the practice of law. We are lucky to have such a lawyer in our community."
Credit card fraud Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Langel fights for people that would be generally unrepresented. I highly recommend this attorney for anyone facing a creditor in New York."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Langel is a tireless advocate for consumers who face legal actions instigated by unscrupulous debt collectors. Mr. Langel has provided me insight, which has helped me vacate a five-figure default judgment on behalf of one of my business clients."
Debt settlement Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Jesse over ten years now and throughout that time he has been a fellow attorney that I can always call with a question regarding both his area of expertise and also general knowledge questions about life and the law. I would not hesitate to endorse Jesse to the fullest."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Jesse shows true passion towards protecting consumers from debt collection harassment while helping them solve their debt related issues. He is a capable litigator and provides excellent advice. Since I initially became acquainted with Jesse in 2009, I have known him to be trustworthy, ethical, and reliable."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse Langel is a top-notch lawyer. He's innovative, has a great business sense, always acts with integrity, and most importantly he gets great results. I've known Jesse since 2001, and have been consistently impressed by his abilities."
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Langel is a tireless advocate for victims of debt collector abuse. As a fellow member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, I can vouch for his dedication to consumer rights and thorough knowledge of this area. His website is a treasure trove of good information as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney who has known Jesse Langel for over ten years, I am happy to give my unequivocal endorsement of his services. Mr. Langel is amongst the hardest working individuals I know. His commitment to his clients and his practice is fierce. Perhaps Mr. Langel's greatest asset is his ability to take a difficulty situation for a client and maneuver him or her into a position of security and power."
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