Jan 2012


Winn and Sims APC aka Winn Law Group Review

Author : admin

Company: Winn & Sims APC

Website: http://www.winnlawgroup.com/

110 East Wilshire Avenue, Suite 212
Fullerton, California 92832

U.S Phone Numbers:
Phone: 714-446-6686
Fax: 714-446-6686

Head Collection Attorneys:
Brian N. Winn, Lawyer, CA Bar #86779
Ralph L. Sims, Lawyer, CA Bar #83880

ATTN: This news will be very helpful for you if you are being pursued by the above collection law firm and/or need debt settlement California assistance.

Winn & Sims APC (Winn and Sims), a.k.a. Winn Law Group, is a professional law corporation in the city of Fullerton, California. Admitted with the State Bar of California and active to practice law in the state of California (BAR license number: 86779), Winn and Simms is a general attorney specializing as a civil litigation attorney for creditors. They collect credit card debt and other types of unsecured debt settlement California accounts.

The company is privately held and is under the business category of attorneys and lawyers. They opened for business and incorporated in California in 1992. Recent reports indicate that Winn & Sims Law Group earns a yearly revenue of $3,700,000 and employes 30 employees. The company is an expert in Credit Union Law, FDCPA compliance, Claims and Deliveries, Commercial and Consumer collections, Financial Litigation, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, and Defense Litigation.

In layman terms, Winn and Sims is a debt collection law firm. Original creditors normally hire them a third-party collection agency that they outsourced to failed to collect an unpaid debt. If you reside in California and have received a collection notice from Winn Law Group, it may be a mini-Miranda demand for payment. Being that such notice comes in the form of a law firm letterhead can be very intimidating. However, the intent of their notice is to get you to repay a debt or to get a debt settlement California negotiation.

The real threat to be concerned about is receiving a Winn Law Group summons and complaint. This is a lawsuit issued by a collection law firm to a debtor to legally enforce collection of a debt for a creditor. Note: Creditor lawsuits normally happen after a debtor has ignored one or more demands for payment from a collection attorney and are generally filed to effect debt settlements or legally collect on unsecured debts ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 in value.

If Winn & Sims serves you a lawsuit, their objective is to pressure you to reach an immediate debt settlement or debt repayment. Otherwise, the intent is to take you to court and win a judgment against you. If you fail to show up to your court date, the court can also award a default judgment favoring the creditor. From there, the collection attorney can proceed by getting a garnishment order on your wages, or a lien on your home.

Unlike a lot of debt collectors, few collection issues or debt settlements complaints have been registered against Winn & Sims APC. According to a report found in January, 2012 at the website of the BBB of the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties of Southern California, in a 3 year period, 19 complaints were filed against Winn & Sims. Mostly all were for billing/collection issues.

At the Bud Hibbs website (http://www.budhibbs.com/bh/), between 2007 and 2010, several people reported unfair debt collection practices complaints against the law firm. The website also warns that, “Winn and Sims may be attempting to collect on debts that are likely bogus, time barred by statutes, which cannot meet legal verification requirements.”

Beyond the courtroom, debt settlement California is one solution that you can consider if the above law firm is attempting to collect on your credit card debt. Trying this approach can certainly help you avoid judgment or wage garnishment issues with creditors.

To learn how debt settlements work, you can call a Debt Free League debt counselor at 1-800-213-9968 for free assistance. On the other hand, if this or any collection attorney has committed a Fair Debt Collection Practices violation, you may also contact the following:

* California Attorney General
* Federal Trade Commission
* State Bar of California (415.538.2000 / www.calbar.ca.gov)

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  1. Chris Romans says:

    It is hard to gauge this from this review, but I am interested in whether or not you actually support law firms like Winn and Sims? Your review comes across as very objective, just laying out the facts, but as someone who is not having trouble with debt collectors (or debt at all); it is hard to gauge how the general public (myself included) should really feel towards law firms like this. Are they decent guys just doing there job? Is there a place for debt collectors in society, especially ones with a relatively good reputation (I mean, 17 complaints over 3 years is not too bad honestly)?

    I know you have much more background in law then myself, so it would be interested to hear what you have to say regarding these questions.

    • admin says:

      You are right to say that Winn & Sims (Winn Law Group) does not have a bad complaint count. The online research indicates that compared to many other debt collection organizations, Winn & Sims has negligible complaints. Keep in mind that this blog periodically writes for our readers reviews on collection industry organizations. Obviously, the worse the debt collector’s practices, the more scathing the review.

      Pursuant to your question, “Is there a place for debt collectors in society?”, the emphatic answer is, “absolutely.” At the very least, borrowers are morally obligated to pay back their loans. No one should not weasel out from a financial obligation, especially if they have the means to pay. But, debt collectors are duly morally and legally obligated to engage in a practice that treats people with dignity and respect as opposed to employing brutally abusive debt collection schemes.

      • Chris Romans says:

        Thanks so much for the response! Very interesting one at that as well. You touch heavily on philosophy and ethics of doing business. Personally, I would agree with you that debt collectors serve a purpose in society. Sometimes it is difficult to see where people fall considering the negative perspective we often have towards debt collectors as a result of some really, really bad ones here and there.

        Really, if a person is getting themselves into a lot of debt; they should expect debt collection calls and the like. However, as human beings, we should all expect some level of respect as well so long as the debtor is attempting to get the money back to the company.

        I just wish there was more empathy in the world for the situations people manage to get into, especially now with unemployment being so high and the economy not exactly looking like it will be getting better. It is really hard to take sides. I guess that’s (part of the reason) why I am not a debt collector myself.

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  3. V. Kavadas says:

    How awesome is it to be able to read such great posts from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about! With a background in law, I feel that this site is much more reliable than most of the blogs out there. Keep it up man!

  4. Daniel Arquois says:

    This article goes well with your other post relating to Winn and Sims: http://www.debtfreeleague.com/winn_law_group.html

    Thanks for another well written article my friend!

  5. Glynis Latosky says:

    Winn & Simms now goes by “Winn Law Group APC”. They sent me a letter claiming I owed nearly $20,000 on an account with U.S. Bank. I immediately sent a letter clearly refuting the debt. I stated that I do not now have, nor have I ever had, a personal account with U.S. Bank, nor do I believe a personal account opened in my name exists at U.S. Bank, nor do I believe there is any account at U.S. Bank for which I am personally liable. (The debt appears to be a loan made to a now-defunct company, not to me, and the bank has never claimed that my name is on the account — nor have any of the three collection agencies that have tried to collect from the company. The bank did try to claim that I had signed a personal guarantee, but were unable to provide any loan docs at all, let alone ones with my signature as a guarantor.)

  6. Tom Mead says:

    Bud, these guys were way slimy even before they started wallowing in AMS. Check out this really enlightening Web site on who they are: http://www.winn-and-sims.com

  7. Kelly Ramirez says:

    Once again, another well written post! Thanks for the info! I was never really sure what to think about the Winn Law Group :)

  8. Tony Lee says:

    I have to be honest here, I didn`t know this until I read your well written blog post about this. I turns out that I should have known about that before I went ahead but its all good now! ….”If Winn & Sims serves you a lawsuit, their objective is to pressure you to reach an immediate debt settlement or debt repayment”

  9. Charlene says:

    It is good to hear of an ethical company that doesn’t try to break the law to collect on debt. What should people do if they receive one of these suits? Is that what you help with?

    • admin says:

      We are not a law firm. However, there are law firms, which specialize in representing victims of unfair and abusive debt collection practices. You can Google an attorney or law firm with expertise in Fair Debt Collection Practices lawsuits. If you feel your rights have been violated by a debt collector, you can also report suspicious activity to the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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