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Richard Scott Lysle received his A.B. degree at Cornell University in 1969, and his Juris Doctor at the University of Southern California Law Center in 1972.  Mr. Lysle was admitted to the California Bar in 1972, and he was admitted to bar of the United States District Court, Central District of California, in 1974.  Member, State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Assn., Culver Marina Bar Association.  Occasional service as Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court.

Richard Scott Lysle has been engaged in the active practice of law in California and federal courts since 1972.  His experience includes all phases of litigation from start of dispute through trial and appellate proceedings, in a wide variety of business, personal injury real estate and other civil matters.




Consumer protection laws, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), provide an avenue for redress of abuses perpetuated upon individual consumer.  By protecting the rights of individuals, we are not just advocating for our clients, but this office is protecting our economic system from the danger of inefficient and unfair business practices.  When it enacted the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. 1692), the Congress of the United States declared:


“There is abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by many debt collectors. Abusive debt collection practices contribute to the number of personal bankruptcies, to marital instability, to the loss of jobs, and to invasions of individual privacy.”


“It is the purpose of [The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act] to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors, to insure that those debt collectors who refrain from using abusive debt collection practices are not competitively disadvantaged, and to promote consistent State action to protect consumers against debt collection abuses.”


We believe that each citizen should have effective, individual redress when a credit card company and/or a collection agency commits abuses in violation of the law.  Large corporations regularly use the courts to collect claims from individuals.  The courts should be equally available to fairly dispense justice to individuals who have been harmed by illegal debt collection activities.