CFPB Debt Collection Complaint Ranking*:

#155 of 2,458 Companies

Lawsuits, Penalties, or Sanctions:

4EC HOLDINGS, LLC v. LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON LLP (August 20, 2015.) United States District Court, N.D. California, San Francisco Division. Case No. 3:14-cv-01944 VC. 

Linebarger Goggan reached $3.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT for unfair business practices in the collection of state taxes in California.

YOUNGBLOOD v. LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP (September 30, 2012.) United States District Court, W.D. Tennessee, Western Division. No. 10 2304. 

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP entered into a Class Action Settlement in Tennessee for excessive tax collection fees.

Location and Contact Details:

2700 Via Fortuna Dr.
The Terrace II, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 447-6675
Fax: (512) 634-3789
Rick Haass, COO
Ken Oden, Esq., Ethics Contact

Business Model:

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP is a debt collection law firm with a practice dedicated to the collection of delinquent accounts receivable for local, state, and federal government. The firm's practice areas include delinquent property taxes, court fees and fines, state collections, tolls, federal debts, miscellaneous government receivables, bankruptcy, school district property value appeals.

Formerly known as Heard, Linebarger, Graham, Goggan, Blair, Pena & Sampson, LLP, the firm was founded in 1976.

It recently was the subject of a CNN Money Investigation.

Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner reduced Linebarger Goggan’s share of the city’s tax collection budget in a possible move to avoid political, ethical questions.

In 2002 Linebarger Goggan’s then-named partner Juan Pena served prison time for bribery of San Antonio Councilmen relating to the city’s $35 million tax collection contract. 

* Ranking determined by the overall number of debt collection complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as of year-end 2015 and should be considered in context of company size and/or market share. See the CFPB debt collection complaint database in real-time here

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