I was awarded $5,300 from the OKDOL on a judgement against my former employer. I have not gone to small claims court yet, though it only costs $208 for filing and for the sheriff to deliver that claim. There is no court cost according to the court clerk. My employer had went out of business but was not legally a LLC because it had expired. I believe he is still has a business account under McFerron's Produce. Though he is out of business, I would like to collect the full amount. The only problem is that I don't have the funds to hire an attorney (around $1,000). I was wondering if it is possible to collect on a lump sum of the claim even if I had to settle for less than the claim than to wait forever to collect. The alternative attorneys in Bartlesville have their caseloads full.