Should You Hire a Debt Collection Lawyer?

If you’re too busy running your business or simply unsure how to collect debt from customers that won’t pay their bills, working with a lawyer can be a great option.

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How a collection
lawyer can help you

It’s important to receive all the revenue owed to your organization and working with a debt collection lawyer can be a big help.

First, a collection lawyer can provide legal advice about the best way for you to collect debt on your own. This may include general legal advice or reviewing documents related to the debt. Also, lawyers can write demand letters on their law firm letterhead or make calls on your behalf. Hearing from a lawyer can get debtors to respond, and pay.

If you join LegalShield today and contact your provider law firm, you can be on the phone with a provider lawyer. You’ll get clarity and the advice you need to take the next right step.

Going to court with a
lawyer on your team


If you’ve reached a dead end with a debtor, it may be time to take them to court. Having a collection lawyer on your side can help you determine if a civil action is the right approach and, if it is, they can help you with the following four tasks.

1. Make sure your case fits the monetary limits and parameters for the court.

2. File your case in the right court using the appropriate forms and procedures.

3. If you prevail, take the next steps to collect the money from the defendant.

Your best chance of success may be to have a lawyer handle the above tasks for you. Even if you decide not to hire a lawyer, a LegalShield membership allows you consultation so that you can make the best informed decision for your business.

Defending your business at trial


If you’re a LegalShield member and a vendor or a customer claims that your business owes them money and decides to sue you, LegalShield has your back.

LegalShield’s SMB Essentials plan allows you to hire a provider lawyer to defend your business for 25% off their hourly rate for business matters. Alternatively, you can purchase our SMB Plus or SMB Pro plan which allows you to add our Small Business Trial Defence Supplement which includes 75 hours of trial defence time and 25 hours of pre-trial time for a covered civil action. Trial defence is not available in all provinces. Either way, you can save money on lawyer representation when your business is a defendant in a civil action.

How a LegalShield plan provides access to a collection lawyer

Your business pays a small monthly fee starting at $49 per month and gets legal advice, document review and lawyer representation services you can use to increase your chances of winning debt collection cases.


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Plans start at only $49 per month.

Key features of our Small Business Legal Plans


LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.

Advice, consultation & research

Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.

Letters or phone calls

Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.

Document review

Put business-related legal documents through legal review.

Collection letters

A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.