Houston Debt Collections Lawyers
“Today, there are three kinds of people: the have’s, the have-not’s, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have’s.” — Earl Wilson
Debt Recovery Expertise in Texas and Nationwide
Since the days of Davy Crockett, Texas has always provided a haven to debtors. It is one of the toughest states for creditors to prevail, which is all the more reason to call in the professionals if you meet any resistance in collecting on a business debt.
The attorneys of Wells & Cuellar, P.C., have demonstrated results across a broad spectrum of collection work. We represent businesses and institutional creditors in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Beaumont, El Paso, and statewide. We can’t promise recovery of a given debt because there are too many uncontrollable variables impacting collectibility, but we consistently deliver knowledgeable and energetic efforts for our clients through old-fashioned legwork, homework and perseverance.
“I contacted Brent Wells to guide me through the collection of a seven-figure judgment I won in a post-divorce breach of contract suit on my behalf of my client, the ex-wife. Although I’ve tried many cases in 29 years of practicing family law, I never had the need to pursue collection from an uncooperative judgment-debtor. Brent was perfectly brilliant in his thorough approach to collection. He is extremely knowledgeable on the law, yet always advising me on the most practical way to accomplish my goals. We successfully garnished a large part of the judgment owed which was instrumental in settling the suit post-judgment. Brent was prompt and extremely responsive in his approach to our problem and always a pleasure to work with.”
Cothrun & Lucido
Houston Debt Collection Attorneys
Our entire legal team is highly qualified to represent creditors, from collections and judgments to adversary proceedings and appeals. D. Brent Wells is one of a handful of Texas lawyers certified in Creditors’ Rights by the American Board of Certification. He is among the minority of attorneys certified in Commercial and Consumer Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization who represent the defense. His unique background and more than 35 years of experience enables Wells & Cuellar to aggressively pursue collections and defend the product or service in question.
We collect debts and judgments for a wide range of credit-grantors, including industrial clients, energy producers/traders, retailers and service companies, banks and lenders, the manufactured housing industry and businesses in any sector. We are also commonly consulted by other lawyers who need our expertise to try to collect after obtaining a judgment.
Swift and Practical Recovery in Hostile Territory
Liberal debtor protection statutes, including a virtually unlimited homestead exemption and a prohibition against wage garnishment, make Texas an inhospitable climate for collections work. Despite these challenges, Wells & Cuellar has a reputation for getting results in commercial and consumer collections, collecting on judgments, perfecting liens and executing foreclosures. We also assert creditors’ rights in bankruptcy in jurisdictions throughout the U.S. where we may be called upon as co-counsel, consultants, or to make appearances pro hac vice.
Debts do not improve with age and you gain nothing by throwing good money after uncollectible debts. We hope to maximize your return on investment by promptly pursuing viable claims and by using informed judgment to identify dead ends that are not worth chasing. Our streamlined methods for analyzing debts, making demands, securing judgments and enforcing them are geared toward your bottom line.