Our Beginnings

Todd Christensen of Christensen Law Firm (CLF) opened his first law practice in 1993, during a time when only collection agencies collected debt on a contingent-fee basis. Law firms generally believed – incorrectly – that they could not do so. This attitude, combined with the general air of distrust and seediness commonly associated with debt collection, opened up an opportunity for CLF to provide clients with a humanized, legally enforceable method of collecting debt. CLF partnered with ScotiaBank and proved the concept with great success.

Mr. Christensen left the practice of law for a time to gain business experience. In 2003, he combined his legal and business expertise to develop and implement a law-firm collections process that has sustainable competitive advantages and a diametrically-opposed approach versus traditional debt collection.  Integral to this improved approach was entering into a mutual-services  arrangement  with a top-notch collection agency, Collectrite Ontario (SW86) Inc. (Collectrite.)  Its President, Greg Storey, collaborated with Mr. Christensen in adding the efficiencies and investigative abilities of a top collection agency to CLFs proven legal process.

CLF Today

Since its founding in 1993, CLF has been an industry leader in unsecured law-firm debt collection. The firm has won landmark legal court rulings, which enable it to: recover debt collection costs on behalf of its clients; conduct trials without clients attending as a witness; recover all interest owed; and enforce judgments against real estate without expensive and ineffective sheriff’s sales.

By combining sophisticated legal expertise and a dignified, respectful, all-bite-and-no-bark manner with the investigative tools and efficiencies of a top collection agency, CLF is able to humanize the relationship between the collector and delinquent customers, while also achieving a step-change improvement in recovery rates.

Having proven its process with its bank and other high-volume clients, Christensen Law Firm is now offering small credit granters the same sophisticated law firm contingency fee debt collection services we supply to our largest clients.

Contingency based collection means that payment for our work is contingent upon our success. If we are unsuccessful in our attempts to collect, you pay no fee.


Being a small business, we haven’t needed a collection agency in quite a few years. After a referral from our accounting firm, we were fortunate enough to make contact with Todd and his team at Christensen Law Firm. In addition to the exceptional and quick recovery work, Todd and his team were always quick to respond either via email or over the phone. They also provided advice and input in re-writing some of the clauses in our service contracts in order to help with future collections if needed. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased. We have passed their information along to some of our associates and will continue to do so in the future. Thanks again for everything.

- Dean Williams, Gem Limousine