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 mydebtdefense.com 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
A search of domains could not find that mydefenselaw.com 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 MyDebtDefense.com domain takes you to the site pictured above.
I did find that mydebtdefense.com 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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