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Back in 2006 I had debt troubles. I was sued by a company that purchased the debt. I was never served the law suit and not knowing about the case i lost and had a default judgement placed against me.
I never heard a word on this case until last year when i was contacted by a attorney acting as a receiver to collect the debt. By now this debt had ballooned up to 15k+. This receiver then had my bank account froze.
I talked to serveral other lawyers and wasnt presented much hope. I spoke with Chris and he assured me he could help. He was very straight forward, honest and professional. He was easy to speak with and very realistic about all the possible outcomes, even bad ones but was confident he could help.
Long story short, because i was never served we filed a Bill of Review that got rid of the judgement. The original case was reopened and was dismissed. I settled with debt holder for 1k, which obviously is a fraction of the 15k+.
This was an awful situation but i was extremely pleased with how Chris was abled to solve this problem.
Posted by Rob
When I got served papers by a debt collection agency that they were sueing me for collection on an old debt, I didn't know if this was legal and if they could even do this (it is and they can). Needless to say I was at a loss as to what to do. I was very fortunate to find Christopher who not only explained everything that was going on, but walked me thru the process before, during and after. He not only got my cases dropped but with no money going to the collection agency itself. He has a great personality, and explains things in non-lawyer terms for novices like me. Excellent work at a fair price too, I could not have been more pleased.
Posted by Angie
Chris Thornhill handled all 5 of my National Collegiate Student Loan Trust lawsuits. All 5 lawsuits totaled almost $100k. Never did I expect that all 5 cases would either be dismissed or acquitted, but they were! Chris was very straight forward on what the outcomes could be, but also extremely confident that we could beat these cases. We were informed on everything, every step of the way. I was scared to death going into this whole ordeal, not knowing what my future looked like financially….WHAT a huge relief this has been! If you need representation for Private Student Loan debt/ lawsuits, Chris Thornhill is your attorney!!
Posted by Tina
Chris and Alex were great to work with. Very up front and honest and were able to get my judgment dismissed without going to court. Thank you so much for your help so I can now proceed with lien/judgment being released.
Posted by Aaron
My wife had a credit card while in college that got sent to collections. The debt was apparently sold to a debt buying firm that was less than reputable. We paid the entire amount off in one payment and thought it was all taken care of. Eight years later while buying a new hole we found that the firm took the money and never filed to close the judgement. We contacted Christopher Thornhill for help as we were told about his record and he came highly recommended. He was professional, easy to talk to and made us feel confidant the issue would be resolved. He researched the debt firm and found that they went out of business for poor and often illegal practices. Our first thought upon hearing this was that we were in trouble because tracking them down and getting a release of judgement would be next to impossible. However, Mr. Thornhill contacted the original card company and their legal office. After speaking with them and showing proof of our payment to their debt buyers and explaining the situation, they agreed to release the judgment. The card company began dragging their feet and we were not seeing any movement on receiving the release. So, Mr. Thornhill began preparing a law suit against them and let them know that the wait was unacceptable at that point. The card company then immediately sent the release of judgement to the court and our problems were over. If you have any legal issues regarding debt, I can't recommend him highly enough. Excellent job all the way around and a great guy.
Posted by Eddie
I called and made an appointment with Mr. Thornhill at the Mastriani Law Firm. I did a lot of internet research on Mr. Mastriani and the Mastriani Law Firm and was convinced that I had chosen the right lawyer and law firm, so my wife and I were confident we would be helped. Alex (the law clerk) introduced us to Mr. Thornhill who was friendly and business like. Mr. Thornhill was honest and clear about our case revealing what assistance he could offer and the possible outcome. My wife and I departed the office very happy and relieved. With subsequent visits and email correspondence we were impressed with how Mr. Thornhill was handling our case. Our case was a credit card debt dispute. I received no creditor calls at work and when my wife received one at home and told the creditor that we were represented by Chris Thornhill of the Mastriani Law Firm, there were no more calls. Mr. Thornhill settled the case with a company representing the creditor for less than 1/3 of the debt on Tuesday July 21, 2015. If you want to experience the burden relief my wife and I feel, even if your case may be different from ours I highly recommend Chris Thornhill of the Mastriani Law Firm to represent you.
Posted by Keith
We engaged Chris to resolve some collections issues we were experiencing including multiple lawsuits that had been filed against us. Chris was incredible and once we had retained his services he went to work quickly. We never had to speak to anyone concerning the matters except Chris. He was always a friendly voice letting us know things would be OK and that he would be fighting on our behalf. He got incredible results in our cases and worked with us all the way. I cannot recall a better experience engaging legal help than working with Chris Thornhill. He works very hard for his clients. Highly recommend Chris !
Posted by wendy
always helpful, always answered my questions regardless of when i had them, helped to get all of our old debt cleared up - highly recommend
Posted by Nathan
I was really impressed with Chris and his passion towards my case. I really felt as though Chris was in my corner and fighting for me. There were time's when opposing counsel wanted to play games, but Chris did not back down and fought until the end. Needless to say, I won my case and received more than I originally expected. Thank you Chris, John and all the hardworking staff at The Mastriani Law Firm.
Posted by James
Chris walked me through the entire process, explaining everything along the way. He was very patient and professional all along the way. His knowledge in this area is impeccable. I certainly couldn't have gotten through this process without Chris and the team at the Mastriani Law firm. I've recommended Chris to friends and will continue to do so in the future. Great guys!