Linda Thompson

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Linda Thompson is a consumer bankruptcy attorney practicing throughout Minnesota. Linda worked as a criminal prosecutor, assistant city attorney, and in construction litigation for several years before focusing exclusively on consumer bankruptcy law and consumer rights litigation in 2010. Linda currently practices at Anderson & Associates, LLC, in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Linda writes debt negotiation, FDCPA, and consumer rights articles for Nolo, as well as other bankruptcy sites in the Nolo Network. In addition to practicing law and writing for Nolo, Linda is an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota, teaching legal research and writing to first year students.

Linda  earned her undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas and her law degree at the University of Minnesota Law School.

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Articles By Linda Thompson

Strategies for Negotiating With Creditors
With the right negotiation strategies, you might be able to reduce your debt.
Debt Negotiations: Common Mistakes
Negotiating with creditors is often a good way to reduce your debt load and get some relief from nagging creditor calls. If you decide to bargain with your creditors, however, be sure avoid some common pitfalls. By knowing what not to do, you can increase your chance of successful negotiations.
What Can You Do If a Debt Collector Violates the FDCPA?
The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) offers consumers protection against overly aggressive debt collection actions by debt collectors and debt collection agencies. If a bill collector has violated federal law in its dealings with you, there are steps you can take depending on your goal.
Damages for FDCPA Violations
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects debtors from harassment by debt collectors. If a colletor has violated the FDCPA, you can sue the collector in court. The FDCPA provides a range of damages for successful FDCPA lawsuits,k including monetary damages, attorneys fees, and more.