Lynda L. Laing

Top rated creditor debtor rights attorney in Providence, Rhode Island

Strauss, Factor Laing & Lyons
Lynda L. Laing
Strauss, Factor Laing & Lyons

Practice Areas: Creditor debtor rights, Bankruptcy

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 1984

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010

Strauss, Factor Laing & Lyons

One Davol Square
Suite 305
Providence, RI 02903 Visit website


Focusing her practice on creditors’ rights and other business matters, Lynda L. Laing is a partner at Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons. Working out of the firm’s offices in Providence, Rhode Island, she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Laing has been admitted to practice before all Rhode Island courts since 1984, and she is also admitted to practice in Michigan and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Ms. Laing represents creditors in litigation involving collections and bankruptcy. Her experience has encompassed Chapter 7 straight bankruptcy petitions that have been filed by both businesses and consumers, Chapter 11 business reorganizations, and Chapter 13 payment plans. She has also worked on assisting company clients who are owed money by companies that have gone into receivership.

Ms. Laing has also represented secured lenders whose borrowers have gone into default on motor vehicle loans as well as loans for office or construction equipment such as computers or cranes. She helps them recover their losses by pursuing such remedies as repossession or, when the secured collateral is unable to be located, replevin. Ms. Laing’s additional experience has encompassed providing defense representation in general commercial litigation. Her successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Laing has authored several articles on topics related to her practice area, and she has been asked to deliver presentations before groups of fellow professionals. She is a 1983 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a member of several legal organizations, including the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Creditor debtor rights: business, Bankruptcy: business
  • 70% Creditor debtor rights: business
  • 30% Bankruptcy: business

First Admitted: 1983, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • Voted by peers, "Rhode Island's Best Collection Lawyer"
  • Selected by Ford Motor Credit Company as "Most Improved Law Firm"
  • Presented National Award by Ford Motor Credit Company for "Best Three Year Liquidation Rate"
Representative Clients:
  • Metropolitan Property and Liability Insurance Co.
  • Ford Motor Credit Company
  • State of Maine v. Vincent Fiore, 497 A.2d 298 (R.I. 1985), 1985142900  
  • Anthony Corrado, Inc. v. Menard & Co. Bldg. Contractors, 589 A.2d 1201(R.I. 1991), 1991086816
  • Strauss, Factor, Hillman & Lopes, P.C. v. Kohler General Corp., 1987 WL 257409, 3 UCC Rep. Serv. 2d 466 (R.I. Dist Ct. 1987), 1987148408
  • American Express vs Zaman, 2010
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bankruptcy Institute  
  • District Court Constable Disciplinary Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting Committee, 1996
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1985
  • Supreme Court User Friendly Committee, 1997
  • District Court Bench Bar, Chairperson, 1995
  • Inns of Court
  • Rhode Island, 1984
  • Michigan, 1983
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Federal Bar Association  2016 to present, Lecturer, Collections and Bankruptcy, NBI
  • Lecturer, Collections and Bankruptcy, Rhode Island Bar Association, 1995  
  • Lecturer, Collections and Bankruptcy, National Business Institute, 1988
  • "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", 36 Rhode Island Bar Journal 18, October, 1987  
  • "The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Revised", 38 Rhode Island Bar Journal 3, December, 1989
  • "An Overview of Article 6 of the Uniform Commercial Code", 36 Rhode Island Bar Journal 5, June, 1988
Educational Background:
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan, A.B., 1979
Industry Groups:
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association Of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Rhode Island Bar Association District Court Bench Bar
  • Rhode Island Creditors Bar Association

Office location for Lynda L. Laing

One Davol Square
Suite 305
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-456-0700


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010

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