Collections Lawyer Alameda

Please note: The ACBA and the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday May 29, 2017.

If you call after hours, you can leave a message and an intake coordinator will return your call within 3 business days.

Due to limited staff resources and security issues, we are not able to accept walk-in requests for assistance. Sorry, no exceptions.

How do I know I'm getting the right lawyer for my case?

Our Alameda County lawyer referral service has attorneys practicing in more than 70 different areas of law, and all LRS attorneys are rigorously screened for their experience, knowledge and professionalism.

Why not just find a lawyer in the phone book or ask a friend?

The LRS has been the trusted source for lawyer referrals in Alameda County for 50 years, and is regulated and certified by the State Bar of California. All LRS attorneys are rigorously pre-screened for their experience, knowledge, and professionalism. Additionally, all LRS attorneys are required to carry malpractice insurance. This safeguard allows you and your attorney to focus on what’s important—resolving your legal problem.

How does it work?

When you call our Alameda County lawyer referral service, you’ll speak with an intake coordinator who will ask you a few basic questions about your legal situation. For a $35 fee, collected at intake, you will be given contact information for up to two attorneys qualified to consult with you for up to 30 minutes.

During that consultation, you and the attorney will determine whether the attorney will take your case, and agree upon terms of payment. Please note that the average rate for attorneys in California ranges from $200 to $400 per hour.

In the event that you do not need any attorney after all, you may be directed to an governmental, legal, or social services agency that can help you.

I don't have money for an attorney, what can I do?

Please visit our resources page for a list of agencies in the Bay Area who may be able to help you. If you meet our income guidelines, the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation holds monthly legal clinics in a limited number of areas of law.


Individual and commercial bankruptcy, collections, debt collection defense


Contracts, partnerships, business disputes


Wrongful termination, review of employment contracts, and severance agreements


Divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation, and support, adoption


Deportation defense, visas, political asylum

Personal Injury

Vehicle accidents, slip and fall, property damages, malpractice claims against doctors and attorneys

Real Estate

Landlord and tenant, border disputes, real estate litigation

Wills and Trusts

Estate plans, probate litigation, conservatorships, and guardianships

These are just examples of the legal areas we can help with. Even if you don’t see your legal issue listed here, we may be able help you—contact us today!

DISCLAIMER: Your use of the LRS does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the ACBA, the LRS, or the attorneys to whom you are referred unless you retain that attorney’s services. However, your communications, whether by phone or email, are confidential.

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