|About||Experienced Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Attorney, serving Los Angeles and Southern California.|
Douglas A. Crowder’s 32 year legal career has spanned many fields, including criminal defense, business and corporate law, divorce and family law, various types of civil litigation, as well as bankruptcy and its alternatives. He has argued before the Washington State Supreme Court and New Mexico Court of Appeals, and won two reported appellate decisions.
He has represented hundreds of bankruptcy clients since the early 1980’s, and has been doing debt settlement as an alternative to bankruptcy since 1989. The early 90’s saw the proliferation of a great number of non-attorney debt settlement companies, and the birth of the “debt settlement industry.” A number of Mr. Crowder’s business clients were among the founders of the first debt settlement companies, and he provided them with occasional advice and assistance, as well as continuing with his own debt settlement and bankruptcy practice.
He is currently advising a number of debt settlement companies and is providing education and instruction to the debt settlement industry. One of his corporate clients is USOBA (United States Organization for Bankruptcy Alternatives), the leading trade organization of the debt settlement industry. As one of a handful of attorneys who have studied the laws of all 50 states regarding debt settlement, Mr. Crowder has reviewed, revised, and provided commentary to the 2008 and 2009 editions of the USOBA State Law Summary.
He is a frequent speaker at debt settlement trade association conferences, and a frequent contributor of newsletter articles. Some of his presentations include:
Helping the Debt Settlement Industry Avoid the Unauthorized Practice of Law
What Members of the Debt Settlement Industry Should Know About Bankruptcy
A Summary of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Reducing Creditor Harassment
Defending Collection Lawsuits
Ethical Concerns For Attorneys Involved In Debt Settlement.
The best way to reach Mr. Crowder is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.