What happens when a tenant fights back?
My client had signed a lease and paid six (6!) months’ rent up front. Then she continued to pay rent on the first of each month thereafter. My client paid a total of 11 months’ rent before moving out. The landlords never sued her; however, they never provided her an accounting for damages to the property nor did they return the money she had overpaid. While the court held that some damages precluded the return of her security deposit, judgment was ultimately in favor of my client to the tune of 3 and one-half months’ rent – her original overpayment.
And that’s the value of hiring counsel.
They say lawyers are full of shit, but they haven’t prepared for a colonoscopy recently.
Just met Lentil At FNA’s Meet the Neighbors!
Catch my interview on NBC 10 News today 4 – 6 pm) as I discuss L&I and expediters in the wake of last week’s collapse.
This ad appeared today on Craigslist. http://www.philebrity.com/2013/05/15/skeevy-lawyer-seeks-secretary-no-legal-experience-required-must-have-teeth-and-hands/
It appears that the attorney is not only creepy but is seeking to hire someone to violate the PA Rules of Professional Conduct, particularly, the prohibition of direct in-person solicitation of potential clients. Is this something I should be (Perhaps anonymously?) reporting to the Disciplinary Board?
I have a feeling I know who the original Craigslist poster is. I’m obviously not posting that lawyer’s name here; however, if anyone has any further knowledge of this they can contact me at email@example.com. I’m not a fan of seeing ethical breaches flaunted this openly.
I’m proud to announce that I have joined the board of the Fishtown Neighbors Association! I attended my first meeting as a board member tonight after time spent helping out with the Zoning Committee and involvement in other FNA events. I look forward to continuing to help the community through board service going forward.
Welcome to anyone from the UK who is reading my awesome blawg. Feel free to be in touch in the comments!