How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Dec 1, 2010 7:42 AM|
How to find a lawyer (by June [PA]) Dec 1, 2010 7:49 AM
How to find a lawyer (by in [IN]) Dec 1, 2010 7:56 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Dec 1, 2010 8:20 AM
How to find a lawyer (by TxMIke [TX]) Dec 1, 2010 10:07 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Dec 1, 2010 10:22 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Gloria [TN]) Dec 1, 2010 10:53 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Dec 1, 2010 11:12 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Virden [OH]) Dec 1, 2010 6:14 PM
How to find a lawyer (by Mike45 [NV]) Dec 1, 2010 7:17 PM
How to find a lawyer (by TomM [KY]) Dec 2, 2010 5:47 AM
How to find a lawyer (by gevans [SC]) Dec 2, 2010 5:59 AM
How to find a lawyer (by billy [MA]) Dec 2, 2010 6:44 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Dec 2, 2010 8:08 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Martin [MO]) Dec 2, 2010 10:38 AM
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 7:42 AM
State Specific Question About: TENNESSEE (TN)
How to find a local lawyer for eviction? Most of the lawyers on the yellow page do not do evictions --98.249.xx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by June [PA]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 7:49 AM
Check with a Real Estate person. They usually have "people": lawyers, fixer uppers, etc.
How to find a lawyer (by in [IN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 7:56 AM
Call the local court, ask the secretary who files the most eviction in that court.
You will than have your active attorneys name. --67.163.xx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 8:20 AM
Thanks for the reply. I have a tenant who is 30 days behind and I gave him the pay or quit notice yesterday. He complained about the leaves were not swiped away in the yard. I can see he is tying to game the system and not paying the rent. I'm not sure he would use this yard thing to against me for eviction or not. We have a maint person doing all the work around the property and she was too busy to take away the leaves last month. Do I need to worry about this?
I gave the tenant 15 days to come up with the money since he said he get paid on the 15th. In the pay or quit notice, I gave him 10 days. Do I need to send him another notice saying 15 days instead of 10? --98.249.xx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by TxMIke [TX]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 10:07 AM
Why would you give him so long? Maybe the laws are different in Tennessee. I give 3 day notices, no need to give them more time to get the rent together, they have known it would be due on the 1st, for a whole month. Tenants LIE, becareful not to let them get too deep with you, they will screw you if you show compassion --64.12.xxx.xx
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 10:22 AM
I think I saw somewhere that in TN you need to give them 10 days of notice for pay or quit. I did that and he came over when I was showing the other unit and said he get paid on the 15th and ask if I could give him 5 more days. I figure that he has a one month security deposit so I would only be in for 15 days if he does not come up with the money. Most likely I'll have to file the court documents with a lawyer on the 16th of this month. That's why I'm looking for a local evicton lawyer --98.249.xx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by Gloria [TN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 10:53 AM
If you're in Montgomery county use Peter Sykes, otherwise use a real estate lawyer --69.166.xxx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 11:12 AM
Thanks. I'm in Hamilton county. I guess I'll go to the court tomorrow to see how files the reports. I work not far from the courthouse. --98.249.xx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 6:14 PM
If you are that close visit court in session and learn the answers to the questions - tailor them to fit your case, head and shoulders above all the other nonsense the most common case is simply unpaid rent, first question to the magistrate is does the court have any record of rent in escrow, if nothing has been received ask the tenant if she/he is prepared to pay the entire late amount to the court - like I said your honor unpaid rent and I would like to have a quick setout from the bailiff. --65.43.xxx.x
How to find a lawyer (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Dec 1, 2010 7:17 PM
I would recommend that you go to your local Landlord-Tenant court and sit in and observe. You will notice that there are a few attorneys who seem to know the court personnel (bailiff and clerk) and are on good terms with them. The judge will often know them by name and treat them with respect. (The judge should treat all of the attorneys with respect, but sometimes you can tell which ones he really does respect.) They will be well prepared and present their cases well. They might have several cases before the court that day. These are eviction specialists.
There will also be some attorneys who are competent, but who do not seem to be in their "home court." These might be eviction specialists who are normally in some other courthouse (for example, an attorney who normally works the Van Nuys courthouse, but who is appearing in Norwalk), or they could be attorneys who don't specialize in evictions but who are good at whatever they do.
You will also see some attorneys who fumble about, who are not prepared and who do a poor job. (You have to learn to distinguish between an incompetent guy who is fumbling around, and a very competent guy who is handling 20 things at once. But you should be able to tell the difference easily.)
Watch, learn, and ask the ones who you think are well suited for your needs for a business card. Maybe you need an eviction specialist; maybe you need a general all-around attorney. Either way, get cards from the people who impress you and ask if you call them later to talk. Remember, the attorney might be up to his eyebrows at that time — he might have several clients in the courtroom and hallway that he needs to reassure and discuss settlement with, witnesses he needs to talk with, tenants he needs to talk with (has to show them his exhibits before the hearing, needs to talk possible settlement with them, needs to get signatures on documents, needs to write up the Court's order, ...). So this is likely not a good time for him to talk to you about your problem.
Then, call the ones you liked, and hire one of them.
How to find a lawyer (by TomM [KY]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2010 5:47 AM
Look under a rock. --98.93.xxx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2010 5:59 AM
Visit one of your local big name stores.
Slip and fall.
Close your eyes and pick one.
Sorry, couldn't resist. --141.129.x.xx
How to find a lawyer (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2010 6:44 AM
we start eviction on the 5th if no rent and think u should too if your state lets u.get the leaves out.get atty who does landlord tensnt by checking court as suggested or asking LLs in your hood.they will use leaves as defense.u otherwise up to date on repairs?the most common defense from what ive seen is "they didnt do the repairs yout honor" --74.10.xxx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by Mike [TN]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2010 8:08 AM
We have a repair lady doing all the repairs and I have not heard anything from the tenant about not doing the repairs. Anyway, the lady is going to get the leaves out this week. I think I have a lawyer name after talk to some local LLs. Thanks for the help everyone. I love this site! It gives the new guys like me a way to easy into the role of LLs. --198.51.xxx.xxx
How to find a lawyer (by Martin [MO]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2010 10:38 AM
Either go to court and see who is there doing the evictions cases--it is a specialty usually done in bulk by a few.
Or call a local LL association and get a recommendation. --66.142.xx.xxx