Founded in 1994, the Tischhauser Law Group has always been focused on representing the needs of consumers. Over the years our practice has expanded from general personal injury claims, including car and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries and medical and legal malpractice to a full service consumer practice for both prosecuting and defending a wide variety of consumer claims throughout the State of Florida. Currently, a substantial focus of our consumer practice is on FDCPA, FCCPA, TCPA, FSLA, FCRA, TILA, claims, which make a virtual alphabet soup of relief for consumers. The essence of these statutes are to provide relief for consumers from abusive or harassing debt collection, "fax blasting", ensure payment of minimum wages and overtime, and truthful disclosure in lending agreements like mortgages, car loans and credit cards.
Due to the recent economic climate, several "new" type of cases have jumped to the fore front of our practice. These are the defense of "zombie debt" claims, in which law suits or collections actions are filed based upon debt that has passed the statute of limitations, and mortgage foreclosure defense, in which we are asked to assist consumers in defending mortgage foreclosure actions or to aid negotiating short-sale, re-financing, or distress relief terms.
Over the years, our firm has also been at the fore front of securing consumer rights through the use of appeals and a very active appellate law practice. Some of our more notable cases start with the Florida Supreme Court case, M & M Diagnostic v. Pinnacle Insurance, in which we successfully arbitration of PIP/No-Fault insurance claims declared unconstitutional to recent case law establishing that credit card agreements in Florida are subjected to a four (4) year statute of limitation and not five (5) or even more.
In order to meet the needs of our consumer clients, we also offer a wide variety of method to retain our services depending on the type of case or claim. As a general rule, on most cases where we are prosecuting a claim on behalf of a consumer, we strive to represent consumers on a contingent fee basis, where our fee are paid as a percentage of monies we recover in damages or separately because of a statute or law which allows us to do so.