Small claims is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. In small claims court, the rules are simplified and the hearing is informal.
Although attorneys are not permitted to represent litigants at their hearing I can assist you prepare or defend your case by explaining the legal principles, organize the evidence you need for trial, and help you rehearse to ensure you are calm, collected and persuasive at your hearing.
A defendant may appeal the small claims judgment within 30 days of receiving the notice of judgment resulting in a new trial before a different judge.
Attorneys are permitted to represent litigants at small claims appeal.
I can assist you seek available legal remedies in small claims court for tenants breach of the lease, which can include lost rent, late fees and damage to the premises. I can also help you defend against claims by current or former tenants for damages related to security deposits, mold, unlawful entry, and other allegations.
Please contact me for a free consultation of your case.