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Is Lee Stein from Hess Kennedy Now Running Defense Lawyers?

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a tip that Lee Stein from Hess Kennedy, the attorney run debt contract invalidation company that was seized by an official receiver, is now operating Debt Defense lawyers, PA or Defense Lawyers, PA.

The tipster (send in your tips here) says they have a client that “He claims that Stein is one of the attorneys from the Hess Kennedy fiasco, and that Stein is running the same [redacted] at a new law office.”

Lee Stein, Esq at 1755 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Suite 1606E, Hallandale, FL 33009 was named in connection with the Hess Kennedy matter and was asked to produce “All client files regarding any legal or other services you provided while employed by Hess Kennedy, Consumer Law Center, Legal Debt Center, or Campos Chartered Law Firm.” – Source

According to official records with the State of Florida, Defense Lawyers, PA is run by CEO Lee Stein, Esq. at 101 Plaza Real South, Suite 204, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

The company was registered on 3-15-2010 as Debt Defense Lawyers, PA. – Source. On 8-31-2010 the name was changed to Defense Lawyers, PA. – Source. On 11-2-2010 Lee Stein took over as CEO of Defense Lawyers, PA. – Source.

A website for Debt Defense Lawyers is at as seen in the page title. – Source. But if you click on any of the links on the bottom of that page it takes you to the page below.

Here is what makes this tip at least plausible. The full page title on the one Debt Defense Lawyers page actually says “Debt Defense Lawyers, P.A. – A lawfirm devoted to protecting Consumer rights and assisting Consumers with their unsecured credit card debts.” So the firm is actually primarily focused on assisting consumers with unsecured credit card debt, just like Hess Kennedy was.

The BBB currently give Defense Lawyers, PA an A rating and lists one consumer complaint regarding “Failure to honor promised refunds, exchanges, or credit.” The matter is marked as resolved. – Source

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A search of domains could not find that was owned by Lee Stein but on the same server I did find the following owned by a Lee Stein.
As of 3-19-2010 this was owned by a Lee Stein of Hallandale, FL at 1755 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Apt. 1606E, Hallandale, Florida 33009. Remember that address from above?

The domain takes you to the site pictured above.

I did find that was listed by someone with the handle of “credittease” as “We represent a network of attorney’s that can represent you and reduce your unsecured debt up to 70% off.” – Source

I emailed Defense Lawyers, PA and asked for confirmation that Lee Stein was the same Lee Stein associated with Hess Kennedy. By the time of this publication I had not heard back from Defense Lawyers.


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  • Lee Stein is still running a fully Up Front Fee Model and laughs in the face of the FTC and Florida Bar! He runs a boiler room in Boca Raton. He stays in the background and shadows cause if the company goes down he will be the first one to roll on every one like he did in the Hess Kennedy case! Did you ever wonder why he was subpoeana’d in that case and became the only lawyer who didn’t get sanctioned by the bar or Florida Attorney…?!?

  • I’ve been getting these robo calls from Lee Steins office for months trying to get me to do some type of debt relief. They will not stop calling. They called my cell phone 4 times on July 2, 2012. I heard their pitch, according my to my CPA, what they are offering is a scam. 

  • Hello Steve:

    I had dealings up close and personal with George Ackerman & Lee stein as you know.  I hired an attorney to represent me, but in 9 10 months nothing but a filing and one deposition of one of Stein’s cohorts in crime has been executed.  Since this law firm has never in the course of 10 months sent me an invoice or accounting of theeir time, I have come to the conclusion that they are in Lee’s pocket keeping me at bay with supreme stalling tactics.  I hate to believe I’m permanetntly screwed out of 38,000.00 but it’s looking like it.  Any ideas


      • Dear Steve:

        Filing with the State is a joke.  The old boys club is alive and well! 
        I thought you would remember me from our conversations last year and have some insights but I guess not.


  • Lee Stein already appeared on a prior post(He’s a real winner!):

    JV 10/20/2010 03:56 PM

    Interesting Connection to Hess Kennedy Lawyer!

    If you Google “Debt Defense Lawyers” you will find George Ackerman’s Website Then on his website you will see he list’s the attorney’s there listed(… and the only other Attorney named is someone named Lee Stein. Now Lee Stein was an attorney working at the now infamous Hess Kennedy case and was even supoena’d in that case as found here:


    Now Ackerman and Stein have been running a backend with a multitude of branches supplying them deals. I am sure they have no disregard for the theft of clients taking place as they are just being greedy and counting there backend money. Remember, when Lee Stein and HK bilked the public out of $100 + million dollars he just unilaterally moved onto the next scam.

    Where there is smoke, There’s fire.

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