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Experienced and Motivated Team Working for You

Our staff is made up of experienced and highly motivated professionals, including; lawyers, collectors, administrative personnel, computer programmers, and client liaisons. Not only is our staff highly skilled with years of experience in the management of slow-paying or embarrassed debtors, but they consistently secure results…quickly, diplomatically and economically.

Our backgrounds include asset investigation and physical recovery, commercial transactions, loan agreements, finance, commercial landlord and tenant matters, distribution, manufacturing, factoring, open accounts, and accounts stated, garnishments, pre-judgment, and post-judgment replevin actions, domestication, and enforcement of foreign judgments, levy and repossession, civil RICO matters, fraudulent transfers and conveyances, and receivable management campaigns.

Jeffrey J. Needle, Esquire

Jeffrey’s passionate representation of clients is based on his ability to quickly understand the dynamics of a dispute and then bring it to closure using the right combination of aggressive representation, finesse, sound advice, and counseling. While Jeffrey advocates problem-solving to avoid expensive litigation and minimize costs for his clients, when necessary he is a dynamic and effective litigator.

Mr. Needle hails originally from Washington, D.C. and before graduating from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1995, Mr. Needle owned and operated Potomac Legal Support Services, Inc. a Washington, D.C. legal support services company providing, private investigation, skip tracing, debtor locating, asset locating services and process services to D.C. based attorneys and clients.

The Needle Law Group concentrates its resources on the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in Florida and nationwide since 1996. The practice is dedicated to handling collections from the initial demand through post-judgment execution actions and domesticating foreign judgments. The firm represents retail and commercial creditors and existing Judgment holders and is an active member of the nationwide forwarding networks. To enhance our collection systems and to stimulate our growth, we are constantly updating our resources and training our professional staff in the latest industry resources.

Thomas “Tom” F. Rhodes IV, Esquire

Thomas “Tom” F. Rhodes IV, Esq. is Of Counsel to The Needle Law Group. Tom is a seasoned civil litigator with over a decade of experience in State and Federal Court. He has successfully litigated thousands of claims throughout the State of Florida, from inception through judgment. Tom has represented both corporate and individual clients in collection matters and brings his intricate legal knowledge and courtroom expertise to The Needle Law Group. In addition to collections matters, Tom also routinely handles contract and business tort disputes and has developed a practice of providing support for law firms tasked with litigating unique and complex civil lawsuits. He understands that no two cases are exactly alike and crafts litigation strategies for clients with the goal of maximizing recovery and minimizing potential risk.

Tom attended the University of Florida and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He graduated from Florida International University College of Law and is an active member of the Florida Bar. He currently serves on the Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee and is involved in numerous civic organizations.

Tom is a voracious reader, concertgoer, fitness enthusiast, loving husband and proud father to “Tommy” Rhodes V.

Our collection firm handles many different types of commercial debt collection receivables, including but not limited to:


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