Mortgage default and foreclosure law firm RCO Legal is combining forces with Johnson & Freedman LLC, creating a combined law firm that will operate under the name RCO Legal, P.S.

The partnership also expands both practices beyond their existing footprints, with RCO Legal based in Bellevue, Wash., and Johnson & Freedman out of Atlanta.

The combined firm will focus on mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy, evictions, litigation, closings, replevin and commercial litigation.

Together the two legal platforms have default operations up and running in 15 states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

"For over 20 years, Johnson & Freedman has worked with some of the country’s leading financial services providers, delivering skilled counsel grounded with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics shaping the financial industry," said Larry Johnson, partner at Johnson & Freedman. "By entering into this agreement with RCO Legal, we are combining our collective experience and expertise to create one of the nation’s leading full-service mortgage banking firms. Our focus in the upcoming weeks will be to safeguard our clients from any disruption in service."