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Association of Law List Publishers

Association of Law List PublishersThe Association of Law List Publishers(ALLP), established in 1935, is an organization of the publishers of reference directories which contain names of lawyers handling commercial and consumer debt recovery, bankruptcy and creditors' rights law matters. The members of the Association continually work to promote the Commercial Law League of America, the triadic system and to enhance the creditors' rights practices of their listees.

The membership of the ALLP subscribes to the high standards of professionalism, and all members actively promote the services of the lawyers they list. All members are governed by the Association of Law List Publishers Code of Conduct.

Each ALLP member provides a bond of indemnity against acts of larceny, embezzlement, or fraudulent failure to remit covering only the attorneys (not their employees) listed in their directory. There is no coverage offered for malpractice, including errors and omissions. The bond is extended to those who qualify to receive a directory and who notify the attorney which law list is being used, as well as submit a forwarding notice (within 35 days of employment) to the appropriate list involved. No single employment may be registered with more then one law list.

Each list maintains an active customer service department and provides customer service to all who register items with their list.

Because of the bonding coverage and service provided by each list, the attorneys listed in member directories must complete an application and the lists verify the applicant is a member in good standing of their respective state bar association (s). All of the attorneys listed have indicated the desire to receive collection items. In addition, the publishers have confirmed that their listed attorneys are cognizant of industry standards relating to reporting requirements, contingent fee arrangements, and that the listee subscribes to the Operative Guides for Forwarders and Receivers as adopted by the Commercial Law League of America.

The list of Publishers can be seen on the panel to the right. Please contact them for further information or to receive free copies of their directories for use when referring collection matters. When forwarding an account to an attorney, use an Association member's service. In order to be protected by a bond, you must properly forward the claim over one of the member's directory by notifying both the attorney and the list on each and every referral you make.

Thank you for your support of the ALLP.

Law List Publishers

Thomas W. Hamilton

The American Lawyers Quarterly
853 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 710
Cleveland, OH 44145-1532
Phone: 800-843-4000
Fax: 440-871-9997

John M. Birk

Clearing House Quarterly
P.O. Box 142828
Gainesville, FL 32614-2828
Phone 866-860-2624
Fax 866-859-2624


Warren Pinchuk

The Columbia Directory Co.
2029 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: 800-648-1914
Fax: 561-995-9678

Donald A. Schwartz

The Commercial Bar, Inc.
P.O. Box 2430
8706 Commerce Drive
Easton, MD 21601-2430
Phone: 1-410-820-4494
Fax: 1-410-820-4474

Gary Tier

100 Overlook Drive 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 800-638-9200
Fax: 609-375-2753

Charles J. Sonnhalter

The General Bar Law Directory
25000 Center Ridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44145-4108
Phone: 800-533-2500
Fax: 440-835-3636

Ted M. McManamon

International Lawyers Referral Directory
P.O. Box 40335
Cleveland, OH 44140-0335
Phone: 800-LAW-LIST
Fax: 440-899-1005

Randall Nicola


P.O.Box 2486
Bismarck, ND 58502

Tel: 800-227-1675
Fax: 701-223-5634

Don C. Scott

Wright-Holmes Law List
45 Kensico Dr., Second Floor,
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Phone: 914-241-3297
Fax: 914-241-3326