Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. is one of the most recognized foreclosure defense and consumer law firms in Ohio due to our client successes and Mr. Doucet’s publications on the subject, including his book 23 Legal Defenses to Foreclosure: How to Beat the Bank. Mr. Doucet regularly trains other attorneys in the area of foreclosure defense and has taught multiple CLE courses on the subject.
Doucet & Associates Co. L.P.A. represents homeowners facing foreclosure and consumers who have been taken advantage of by businesses and banks. We have a track record of successfully meeting our clients’ objectives, and are regularly referred cases from other lawyers when the lawsuit becomes too complex. We welcome referrals, as well as foreclosure cases at most points in the litigation process, including appeals.
While representing our clients’ interests, we regularly fight for extensions of consumer law to better protect consumers and homeowners, and are very proud of the significant case law that we have helped develop. For example, in the landmark federal appeals case Marais v. Chase, we successfully argued that mortgage services must make good faith efforts to investigate homeowners’ mortgage questions under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), or face liability. There, Chase Home Finance failed to answer questions presented by our client about why it was not properly crediting overpayments she made. Due to our efforts and our client’s determination, Chase ultimately paid nearly $94,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees, and it actually admitted wrongdoing on the written record though an offer of judgment.
Much of Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A.’s work is litigation based. This means we solve problems using laws that were passed specifically to help people through the court system. We are civil litigation attorneys. Usually, our clients have made several attempts to resolve their issue directly with the wrongdoer before hiring our firm to help. While those efforts are generally not required before hiring our consumer law firm, it demonstrates that most of our clients are not “lawsuit happy,” but rather have a genuine issue that is not getting resolved on its own. If you have a consumer issue that you would like help resolving, give us a call today at (614) 944-5219.
We are lawyers focused on people.