Need a Collections Attorney?

Attuned To Clients’ Legal Needs

Collections cases can arise from a number of scenarios. Perhaps you loaned money and were never paid back. Perhaps you loaned money for an investment that turned out to be nonexistent or far different than what was presented to you. Perhaps you were cheated, taken advantage of, defrauded or otherwise wronged.

Fortunately, the law provides a path to recourse in such situations. Through a collection lawsuit, you may be able to recoup your losses. In many cases, going the court is not necessary; the very act of filing a suit establishes powerful leverage for negotiating a fair settlement.

Types Of Collection Cases

At Gallagher Krich, APC, our San Diego-based collection attorneys represent plaintiffs in all types of collection cases, including:

  • Enforcing promissory notes
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud or misrepresentation
  • Recovering compensation paid to unlicensed contractors
  • Enforcing judgments
  • Representation in judgment-debtor examination

Our lawyers have more than 23 years of combined experience helping individuals and businesses obtain recovery. We are skilled in litigation, settlement negotiation, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Recently, we settled a collections case for $100,000.

We are creative problem-solvers who are adept at formulating effective strategies. To discuss your case with one of our lawyers during a free consultation, please contact us using the form below or at 858-926-5797.

Unlicensed Contractor Claims and Judgment Collections

In California, individuals who unknowingly hire unlicensed contractors are entitled to recover all funds they paid to the contractor. We represent clients seeking such recovery.

We also represent judgment creditors who are seeking to enforce their judgments. The collection process in such cases may involve engaging in a judgment-debtor examination, which is similar to a deposition. Because the examination may be central to your collection claim, it is to your benefit to engage an attorney to represent you.

Zealous Representation

At Gallagher Krich, APC, our lawyers are known for their zealous advocacy of client’s causes as well as their civil and courteous approach. We take a team approach to solving problems. As a small firm, we provide personalized attention that is attuned to each client’s unique needs.

Get a Free Consultation

We invite you to call us at 858-926-5797 to arrange a free consultation. We offer evening and weekend meetings by appointment.

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Client Testimonials

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Mike K., Google

August 11, 2023

Thank you so much for all your help in resolving a real estate matter so quickly and efficiently.

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Veronica D., Yelp

October 17, 2023

We had the pleasure of speaking with Troy for a contractor issue we had recently. He is smart, patient, empathetic and basically the lawyer we would want to be our side for (may God forbids) any legal assistance or battle we need! The interaction we had with him was “free of charge” but we already felt his dedication and concern (he took the time to reach out and follow up on how he can assist us further) which busy lawyers would normally ask their admin or assistant to do so on their behalf. We will be sure to contact again Troy, if need be! Thank you!!

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Daniel E., Google

October 11, 2022

I left a voicemail for Tom late Sunday evening and received a phone call first thing the next morning.

Tom was very quick to reply to any questions I had, and if he was caught up in a meeting, he was sure to return my call promptly.

Tom provided sound and logical advice, during a very stressful and uncertain time. At times I asked him to be more aggressive and was often met with the pros and cons of that decision, allowing me to understand the approach and thought process behind his strategy.

Ultimately he provided options for several paths for us to take, worked swiftly, and got us where we needed to be.

He reached out several times to check on my sanity and make sure I was good.

As someone with very high expectations, I would highly recommend his services. He provided expertise that proved to be successful, and also took the time to make sure I was emotionally solid.

Tom assisted with me with a 50% / 50% ownership conflict.

Daniel E

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February 23, 2022

Really informative and actionable, very grateful to have connected and I look forward to working more with them in the future.


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February 8, 2022

i liked that a lawyer, and not a staff member, called me to get the details and he gave me his opinion of what his initial thoughts are about my case.


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Bob W., Google

August 30, 2021

What was thought to be a simple breach of contract turned into a nightmare. Through their tenacity and their deep knowledge of the law, we were successful. There is no reason to look any further as you will not get any better representation than this firm. I highly recommend them and strongly suggest that if you are considering starting a business or are already managing one, this firm will guide you, avoiding the troubled waters businesses sometimes find themselves in.

Bob W

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Rasmita M., Google

August 13, 2021

Johnny Nitti helped us with our estate plan. He was very meticulous while drafting the plan and spent enough time to explain the details to us. He filed the deed with county recorder and paid for the fees himself. Overall, Johnny did a great job and we definitely plan to work with him in the future for any updates to our EP.

Rasmita M

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George A., Google

August 6, 2021

Johnny Nitti helped me with my estate planning (will, living trust, etc.) and made the process smooth. He is very responsive and organized. I highly recommend contacting Johnny.

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Ashley C., Google

July 18, 2020

Tom Gallagher is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to business law. I reached out to him reguarding the Pandemic and my salon and I’m so glad I did. Many times stress and hard times can fog clarity and he really helped me understand the laws.

Thanks Tom!!!

Ashley C

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Evan D., Google

July 16, 2019

Thank you Troy for everything! Professional, prompt, and smooth handling of my case. I will be recommending to anyone that is in need of a lawyer.

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