Compare Brownstone Law Group vs. Freedom Debt Relief Debt Consolidation

What’s the difference between Brownstone Law Group Debt Consolidation and Freedom Debt Relief? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: May 03, 2018
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Brownstone Law Group
9.0 / 10 - Excellent
#10 in Debt Consolidation
Freedom Debt Relief
9.7 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Debt Consolidation
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Key Facts

  • National Debt Resolution Law Firm 
  • Reduce Your Debt In 24-48 Months
  • Free Private Consultation
  • One Low Monthly Payment
  • Multiple Program Options With Flexible Terms
  • Dedicated Account Managers & Personalized Service
  • For People With $7,500.00 or More In Unsecured Debt
  • Accredited A+ BBB Member / AAA Business Consumer Alliance Member
  • Free, personalized evaluation from certified debt specialists
  • Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
  • $7 billion in debts settled
  • Resolve debt in 24 to 48 months
  • American Fair Credit Council accredited
  • For people with $15,000 in unsecured debts and up
  • Get a free savings estimate
  • No upfront fees
  • ConsumersAdvocate.org Notice: Freedom Debt Relief was recently the target of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit regarding FDR’s disclosure of certain terms. Please click here for more information.

ConsumersAdvocate.org Notice: Freedom Debt Relief was recently the target of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit regarding FDR’s disclosure of certain terms. Please scroll down to the bottom of the review for more information.

OVERALL RATINGS

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
Reputation9/1010/10
Qualification9/1010/10
Pricing & Fees9/1010/10
Services9/109/10

Services Compared

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
Services Offered
Debt Settlement
Professional Consultation
Bankruptcy
Debt Settlement
Professional Consultation

Qualification Differences

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
Minimum Debt Amount
$10,000
$7,500
Debt Solutions For
Personal Loans
Medical Bills
Business Debt
Unsecured Loans
Credit Cards
Collections & Repossessions
Medical Bills
Unsecured Loans
Credit Cards
Excluded Debts: Government loans, mortgages, other secured loans, judgments, back taxes, utility bills.
Excluded Debts: No collateral-based loans (auto loans and mortgages) and no federal student loans.

Pricing Comparison

* The estimates above were obtained directly from the Freedom Debt Relief online quote tool. Estimates are for an individual living in California with $25,000 in debt. The estimated fees for the above sample program were quoted as: "No upfront fees"

Reputation

Company Details

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
Year Founded
2010
2002

Compliance & Accreditations

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
IAPDA Accredited
No
Yes
FTC Compliant
No
Yes

Online Reviews

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
BBB Rating
A+
A-
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
8
447
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
0
17
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
0
81

Contact & Additional Information

 Brownstone Law GroupFreedom Debt Relief
Homepage URL
Headquarters Address
333 City Blvd. #1700, Orange, CA, 92868
1875 S Grant St., San Mateo, CA, 94402
The CFPB Enforcement Action

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently filed a lawsuit claiming that FDR failed to disclose that certain creditors will not negotiate with debt settlement companies. FDR strongly disagrees with this claim. FDR has developed strategies to negotiate settlements with debts from all creditors. In fact, since 2010, FDR settled $1.2 billion in debt (nearly 200,000 accounts) for clients with accounts from the credit card issuers listed in the complaint. ConsumersAdvocate.org cannot judge the merits of the CFPB’s enforcement action against FDR at this time. But the claims—even if true—are limited to whether FDR adequately disclosed its ability to negotiate with certain creditors. ConsumersAdvocate.org is not aware of any claims that FDR has unlawfully charged consumers or otherwise failed to provide services to its customers. You can find more information about the lawsuit at the CFPB’s site here: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-sues-freedom-debt-relief-misleading-consumers-about-its-debt-settlement-services/

Final Verdict

Freedom Debt Relief has a higher overall rating than Brownstone Law Group Debt Consolidation. Freedom Debt Relief scores better than Brownstone Law Group across: Reputation, Qualification, and Pricing & Fees. Both companies score similarly on Services.


Customer Comments & Reviews

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bill
Greenville, North Carolina
7/12/2017
Freedom Debt Relief review
excellent experience and program will allow to make extra fund payments to quickly pay off credit card debts