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Lawyer finds success with skip tracing

Jan 12, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Lawyer finds success with skip tracing
A highly successful lawyer has made his mark not by litigating cases, but in the form of another emerging field - skip tracing.
 Attorney Charles Eric Gordon has been tracking down people for several years and has found the field to be both challenging and ultimately rewarding. In an interview with LawyersandSettlers.com, Gordon says that these days he spends most of his time as an expert witness on the stand or setting up workshops for others interested in learning more about the skip tracing process. "It is something I really enjoy doing," said Gordon in an interview with the website. "I get some insight - especially when the lawyers bring up questions from their own practices and I talk about how I would handle the issue." And while the new technology has certainly changed the game, he says that people still need to rely on old-school methods. "I tell them the computer is important, but the internet isn't everything," Gordon added. Others in the skip tracing field have found that new technology has actually made their job harder. David Ingram, marketing director for Experian, recently said in an interview with Credit Collections Risk that "consumers moving away from landlines and relying more on web and mobile technologies to communicate has resulted in significant challenges for skip tracing and the debt-collection industry as a whole." This suggests that a strong resource for skip tracing and debt collection data is necessary.