Q: Is there a statute of limitations in Oregon for an attorney to collect unpaid attorney fees from a previous client?
We thought we had settled up, left on good terms. No contact in over 6 years, only recently began submitting old bills to unmanned email address. Now in collections.
A: Assuming there is no Judgment against you that is trying to be collected upon, you may well have a 6 year statute of limitations, running from your last partial payment or last legitimate charge on your bill. IF it truly is past the statute of limitations, and you are being harassed by a collection agency, you may have claims for unlawful debt collection practices. The only real way to know much is to simply gather everything and review it all with a local collections or consumer law attorney.
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