McHughes Law Firm, PLLC

A collection law firm built on a foundation
of respect, integrity and excellence.

McHughes Law Firm, PLLC

A collection law firm built on a foundation
of respect, integrity and excellence.

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About McHughes Law Firm, PLLC

McHughes Law Firm, PLLC has nearly 30 years of experience representing the creditors rights of businesses including asset recovery and subrogation within the state of Arkansas. We are proud of our established reputation for professionalism and compassionate customer service. 

Our firm partners with creditors to develop revenue recovery solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of each client and each portfolio, creating an efficient recovery process that drives bottom line results. We have in-depth knowledge of all aspects relating to debt collection and our attorneys utilize their strategic insight, deep experience, attention to detail, and passion for excellence to help recover revenue from delinquent accounts.

Dedicated to Serving the Needs of Arkansas Creditors & Businesses

McHughes Law Firm, PLLC practices solely within the state of Arkansas. We have deep roots within the jurisdictions in our state that have blossomed into long-standing relationships. Our attorneys have an exceptional reputation for professionalism and we are well-respected and trusted by our peers, clients, and consumers. 

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Frequently Asked Question’s

McHughes Law Firm, PLLC provides helpful and convenient answers to the questions our team receives the most.

What is the difference between Commercial and Consumer Debt Collection?2021-06-11T19:47:56+00:00

Commercial Collections involve retrieving past-due debts and receivables owed to a business by another business or an individual with a business related debt. In contrast, consumer collections involve debts owed by individuals who incurred the debt for personal, family, or household purposes.

Why Do I Need a Collections Attorney as Opposed to a Collections Agency?2021-06-23T19:44:20+00:00

In Arkansas, business owners are at a disadvantage during commercial collections. The Arkansas statute of limitations permits only two years to collect on medical debts, three years to collect on verbal contracts, and five years to collect on written contracts. Judgments are good for 10 years after being passed. Upon expiration, you will no longer be able to collect on the debt.

A collections agency contacts a debtor through a series of dunning letters and phone calls. They run a high-volume business which means that their approach is handled the same way every time regardless of the debt or debtor’s circumstances.

An attorney uses legal process and court mandate to collect the debt, and can tailor their legal strategy on a case-by-case basis. Since an attorney has the weight of law behind their collections attempts, the process is often resolved faster than if a debtor is left to their own devices.

What does debt collection look like?2021-06-11T19:49:28+00:00

Once a claim is accepted for collections, the first step is investigation – into the debtor and its assets and liabilities. This can be accomplished through public records and private data sources available to us, including subscription only databases to which we belong. Depending on the results of the investigation, we may either send a final letter or call, or immediately file suit – especially if previous instances of debt default come to light.


Next, litigation is filed to collect past-due receivables with the goal of obtaining a judgment or settlement. Most commercial collections cases are not subject to contested litigation because there is no defensible objection. Summary judgment (judgment given prior to trial) is often passed based on the investigatory documents and a supporting affidavit. In cases with chronic default, we may seek a pre-judgment remedy against the debtor, such as an attachment against their assets or an injunction to preserve the status-quo or prevent fraudulent transfers of assets. This ensures that a debtor cannot hide or wrap up assets that could be used to pay you back.


After judgment is passed, the final stage is judgment enforcement. This is when we will enforce the judgment against the assets of the debtor and turn it into cash using a variety of enforcement tools permissible by law.

We provide Legal Collection and Recovery Services that deliver bottom-line results.
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