Trials & Litigation

Foreclosure Lawyer Fighting to Keep Own Home; Last Mortgage Payment Made in Dec. 2006

A Florida lawyer who’s gotten national publicity as an expert in foreclosure defense has one thing in common with his clients–he’s fighting to keep his home, too.

Peter Ticktin and his wife haven’t made a payment on their nearly 4,000-square-foot Boca Raton house since December 2006 and were sued by Deutsche Bank National in 2007, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

However, a defense focusing on faulty paperwork persuaded the bank to drop the suit in February of this year. It then refiled the foreclosure case last month, the newspaper recounts.

“It’s embarrassing that I’m in foreclosure. But I now understand my clients better than some lawyers who never had a problem in their lives,” said Ticktin, who now runs a 19-attorney Florida firm handling 3,000 foreclosure-defense cases.

Earlier coverage: “Some Foreclosure Lawyers Charge Contingency Fees Secured by New Mortgages” “Inexperienced, Untrained Workers Hired as Foreclosure ‘Experts,’ Lawyer Says”

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