Skip to main content

Todd Eric Houslanger

Debt collection Attorney at Huntington, NY

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Houslanger & Associates, PLLC

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    New York - NY 35 years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    Todd Houslanger is the President of the Consumer Credit Association of Metropolitan New York (CCA), a not for profit NY corporation created to share common interests, ideas and information relevant to the ever changing credit and collection industry; their members consist of industry leaders and experts including merchants, law firms, credit grantors, credit bureaus, collection agencies, process servers and collection attorneys. Todd Houslanger was elected to the Board of Directors of the Commer

    32 years

  2. Guardianship
    Mr. Houslanger was initially appointed on April 27, 2004 by A. Gail Prudenti, then Presiding Justice of The Appellate Division, Second Department, and currently serves as a Court Examiner pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law. Throughout the County of Nassau, Mr. Houslanger is empowered and responsible to oversee and determine the condition and care of the incapacitated person, the finances of that person, and the manner in which the guardians therein have carried out his or her duti

    20 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Our extensive knowledge gives you the benefit of an efficient and expeditious modality for the adjudication of traffic, speeding and other violations of the NY Vehicle and Traffic Law.

    36 years

  4. Criminal defense
    Todd Houslanger is one of a small handful of New York attorneys that specializes in Parole and probation revocation and defense. Gaining unique experience from his employment at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, NY since 1988, Mr. Houslanger is sought after by Criminal practitioners for his expertise in this esoteric area of quasi criminal and administrative law.

    36 years

  5. Litigation
    Todd Houslanger is considered by his colleagues to be a ‘Lawyers Lawyer.’ His knowledge and experience are sought after by many legal professionals who value Houslangers advice regarding the collection and enforcement of judgments. Many large and successful firms, including publicly traded debt buyers as well as collection law firms, turn their uncollected judgments over to Houslanger & Associates for execution.

    29 years


Todd Houslanger, Esq., and the members of his firm, Houslanger & Associates, PLLC, have been robust supporters of the creation of the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (SCTPVA) and advocated for its’ creation through our membership and participation in the Suffolk County Bar Association. Retaining our office as your defense attorney provides you the personalized opportunity for the resolution of your traffic matters, generally without you having to appear in Court, wait in long lines and hours for a conference that is often confusing and intimidating. Our extensive knowledge gives you the benefit of an efficient and expeditious modality for the adjudication of traffic, speeding and other violations of the NY Vehicle and Traffic Law. Our goal is to minimize the points and fines associated with convictions and provide you with the least stressful contact with the legal system. We know how to negotiate the best disposition, including alternatives, diversions and substitute dispositions. Once you place the matter in our hands we strive to provide a worry-free experience. Our offices are open 10 – 6 PM Monday through Friday, and most evenings as well to accommodate you.  Please call us toll-free at or. We will provide a consultation over the phone or virtually via zoom. NOTE: There are strict timelines in which you must still answer the traffic citations. Even though the Courts are either closed or have reduced capacity, we will file our appearance on your behalf and avoid the risk of you being held in default. Call us today!

Photos and videos

View more


Todd Eric Houslanger
372 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY, 11743-3311
Todd Eric Houslanger
372 New York Ave
Huntington, NY, 11743-3311
Hide locations


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Doreen | March 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
court examiner for my disabled daughter
Mr. Houslanger and his office have been the best experience we have had with court examiners for our daughter. He is kind and thoughtful, extremely knowledgable and very efficient and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we may have. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Chris | November 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HERE'S an ATTORNEY, people; NOT a so-called lawyer; A genuinely erudite and thoughtful attorney. A gentleman, AND a gentle man.
In all truth, I bumped into dialogue with Counselor Houslanger completely by accident, under the erroneous impression that his firm was the latest to inherit an old judgment, presumed to be still in effect and in force, naming my mother as the Defendant, while in truth and in fact he was NOT the Counsel of Record. Nevertheless, he gave me an audience, he asked me for the Index #, he had the means and the desire to take some initiative in researching some basics about this old story, and as fate would have it, my mother's old judgment had been ordered to be vacated some five years earlier in a certain class-action matter. Counselor Houslanger then went out of his way to offer some basic instruction for the proper Pro Se steps to remedy the judgment in the Court of the first instance, which I imagine would have worked nicely if the Court staff at my mother's venue understood the procedure as well as he himself does. Bureaucrats seldom see beyond the scope of their own responsibilities, however. This attorney possesses a keen insight to the needs and concerns of ALL with whom he speaks, whether he's getting paid to listen and respond or not. And as long as he doesn't have any equity or interest in the other side of the case or docket, I'll call Todd Eric Houslanger before I call anyone, whether the matter to be addressed is a traffic summons, a criminal arrest, a debtor judgment, a divorce proceeding, a CBP Global Entry Reconsideration Hearing, a charge under the Espionage Act of 1917, or even a FISA Court matter. Regardless whether he'd be equipped and/or inclined to represent and/or to assist in the representation, this is clearly a man whose interactions are ALWAYS a matter of consequence. My only regret is that I encountered this man some seven years after my brother was crushed to death by a subway train. If there weren't so many liens pending in the current cause of action already, I'd fire all current counsel yesterday, and hire Todd Eric Houslanger today, without even checking his record of decisions in such matters. He knows the law; he knows procedure; and most importantly: he knows to treat EVERYONE well, and to speak to EVERYONE with respect, DESPITE the fact the ones with whom he speaks DO NOT have a title or even a degree. THIS one's an ATTORNEY people. NOT a fast-talking, used-car salesman with a license to practice law. NOT some JD who passed the Bar, and believes his license GIVES him license to be ill-mannered. I'm fully mindful that his fortes are in prosecuting debt collection, and in defending traffic-related and criminal matters. But once every great while, a man comes along who is so brilliant, so personable, and so well-mannered, that one truly cannot tell what is beyond the abilities of Todd Eric Houslanger's legal acumen, unless and until one discusses the matter WITH him, and dares to ask if he can help. Some 40 years ago I dared to debate William Rehnquist when I was a high school senior. Anyone familiar with that name should understand what I mean when I say that Counselor Houslanger is a genuine attorney, and a brilliant, well-mannered, and thoughtful gentleman.
Read less
Posted by Gardy Alexis | October 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and efficient
Todd was able to provide me with my court documents within an hour after a lien came up under my name that I was unaware of. His service was fast and efficient.
Posted by James | October 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
counseling on Dept relief
i called mr houslaners office for a old madder i had & talked to his secretary she she would give him the massage and hill call you back never thinking he would because it was a almost 7 year old matter my surprise he did ..and mr houslanger at the time he was NOT my attorney but a dept collector he not only called me back but stood on the phone with me and explain everything to me and in detail unlike my attorney who didn't I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND MR HUOSLANGER any legal madder THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
Read less
Posted by Shahid | March 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Very Sincere & Highly Professional Attorney
I found him a very sincere attorney who looked after my interests and not his fees. Even in the Avvo forum, he provided a very workable advice. When contacted for further assistance through emails, he has been providing further guidance without his legal fee. He advised me to proceed myself in the court instead of hiring him for his fees and add to the cost of the merchandise over which I have to proceed. You can rely on him. You can ask his advice that you would feel really in your favor. Thanks, Mr. Todd Eric Houslanger, thank you very much.
Read less
Posted by William | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Judgement collection case
Mr.Houslanger has been very caring towards my situation and is very empathetic he is doing an excellent job and is very professional he gave me something I lost a longtime ago which is hope and he fought for the results I was looking for and makes me feel like I’m more than just a client thank you for your hard work
View less reviews


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Advance Staff
  • The White House
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of Nassau County
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Judicial Law Clerk Internship
  • United States Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Law Intern
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Arbitrator
  • Long Island Better Business Bureau
  • 1985 - 1993
View all work experience


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983


  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Creditors Rights Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Consumer Credit Association of Metropolitan New York
  • President
  • 2010 - 2023
  • Commercial Lawyers Conference Collection Bar
  • Elected Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2020
  • National Creditors Bar Association
  • Federal Legislative Committee
  • 2008 - 2023
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Creditors Rights Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Lawyers' Committee of Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Chairman
  • 1990 - 1991
  • The Stony Brook Council
  • Member
  • 1982 - 1983
View all associations

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best of Business
  • The Small Business Community
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • attendance was predominantly Confidential Judicial Law Clerks
  • Enforcement of Money Judgments and Related Issues in Civil Court
  • 2018
  • Ethics
  • FDCPA and Collection Law
  • 2016
  • Collections and Accounts Receivable;
  • Collections and Accounts Receivable;
  • 2016
  • Collection of Legal fees - You’ve Earned It, Now Go and Get It;
  • Collection of Legal fees - You’ve Earned It, Now Go and Get It;
  • 2016
  • Legal Symposium on Consumer Debt Collection - Economic Impact Panel
  • The Essential Link to a Successful Credit Based Economy
  • 2011
  • Getting Paid
  • Collections for the Legal Pratitioner
  • 2011
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Todd
Credit repair Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Houslanger's answers on this forum show he is a highly knowledgeable in his practice area."
General practice Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Todd Houslanger is a hard working, dedicated, ethical and competent attorney and advocate."
Huntington Debt collection Lawyer Todd Eric Houslanger
Todd Eric Houslanger
Debt collection Attorney
Huntington, NY
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available