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About Cawley & Bergmann, LLP.

Summary of Cawley & Bergmann, LLP.

Cawley & Bergmann, LLP was originally formed in 1991 and is headquartered in Williamsville, New York but has offices in Columbia, Maryland and River Edge, New Jersey as well. The firm was originally formed to engage in the practice of corporate law but in 1998 the firm changed directions and began practicing in the field of asset recovery for a large purchaser of debt. The firm specializes in the recovery of charged off credit card debt purchased by their clients directly from the banks generating the credit cards. The firm utilizes pre-litigation and litigation as methods of collection. 

Litigation happens when a claim cannot be resolved by the collectors, with the clients approval the firm begins the legal process. Once a judgment is obtained the firm uses post-judgment remedies such as wage garnishments; levying on property or bank accounts and liening real property. 

Stop the Harassment Now

If you are being harassed by a debt collection agency or feel you may have been violated in any way, contact our office by completing the form or calling us at (800) 444-8731 and one of our specialists will immediately review your case free of charge, determine if the debt collection agency has violated the FDCPA, and if they that point on Cawley & Bergmann, LLP. will be legally prohibited to communicate with you directly and will have to communicate directly with your attorney.

How Agencies Profit From You

Most Debt Collection agencies operate on a contingency basis, which means that they do not get paid by their client unless and until they collect from the consumer. If and when the agency receives monies from a consumer, the agency then gives their client a pre-determined percentage of the monies recovered. The remainder belongs to the agency.

Oftentimes, debt collection agencies buy these debts for just pennies on the dollar. The debt collector is free to seek as much money from the consumer as they can regardless of what they paid to buy the debt. This amounts to large profit margins for them.

Typically, employees of debt collection agencies are motivated with performance-based bonuses determined by the amount of money they are able to collect from a consumer. 

Regardless of what specific methods a debt collection agency uses in their attempts to collect a debt, it is clear that the agency is in the business of making money first and foremost. And that money comes from you – the consumer. Hopefully, you now have a better understanding as to why collection agencies use such aggressive behavior in their interaction with consumers.

Consumers around the globe have long complained about the unfair and often unethical tactics used by debt collection agencies and thus, the FDCPA - a federal law meant for the protection of consumers. It encompasses a set of rules governing the activities of collection agencies. 

Know Your Rights

The FDCPA was placed into practice in 1978, the FDCPA or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a federal law designed to protect the rights of the consumer from abusive and unfair debt collecting practices. The law regulates what collection agencies can or cannot do when collecting a personal debt from a consumer. It defines strict guidelines under which collection agencies must abide by when conducting business including who the collection agency may contact, where they may call, and how often or what times,  In addition The Fair Credit Reporting Act, also known as the FCRA, was placed into effect in 1970. This federal law enforces and regulates the collection, distribution, and usage of consumer information. The law ensures that companies and businesses report accurate information about their consumers to Credit Bureaus which can be used for credit evaluation and certain other purposes such as employment. Consumers are violated on a daily basis without them even being aware that they have been violated or what they’re rights are. Our legal team at Fredrick Schulman and Associates are fully versed in the FDCPA and FCRA and are committed to keeping debt collectors inline and holding debt collectors accountable for any violations made against you the consumers, rights. 


Cawley & Bergmann, LLP. has not been accredited with the Better Business Bureau and has received a B rating from them.

Contact Information

New York Office 
Cawley & Bergmann, LLP.
415 Lawrence Bell Drive 
Williamsville, NY 14221
Toll Free: 888-990-8100
New Jersey Office
117 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 201
River Edge, NJ 07661
Toll Free: 888-523-0856
Columbia Office
9520 Berger Road, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21046
Toll Free: 800-921-8660 

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