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How to find a tenant attorney

Postby SaraCh » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:35 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to find a tenant lawyer that would wok on a contingency fee basis? Or a low cost or pro bono lawyer.
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Re: How to find a tenant attorney

Postby TenantNet » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:41 pm

A number of tenant attorneys advertise here.

Contingency is rare, usually they charge by the hour on a retainer. You might be able to get a low-cost consultation. But with anything, you get what you pay for. A good tenant attorney specializes in tenant matters and does not represent landlords. Ask them. Most general purpose attorneys - that also do immigration, personal injury and so on - are not good choices for tenant attorneys in our opinion.

If your income is low enough, you might qualify for Legal Aid or Legal Services.
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Re: How to find a tenant attorney

Postby JulianMcGrath » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:40 pm

Where can you find one in 2021? There are new regulations caused by the virus and I need someone who can help me with that.
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Re: How to find a tenant attorney

Postby BubbaJoe123 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:39 pm

The 2015 response is still valid. A good place to start would be the lawyers who advertise on this site.
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