5.0 stars 36 totalReview Marc Borbely
Posted by a client
Marc Borbely is an excellent and conscientious lawyer. He did a great job giving legal advice about tenancy issues and addressing a myriad of legal questions. He came up with thoughtful approaches and obviously was familiar with several areas of landlord/tenant law. His rates are very fair and reasonable and he does not overcharge. He was careful about his billing practices and did not overstate the time he spent working on the matter. For many reasons, he is a rare find. We hope he continues to be devoted to tenants and those with limited funds, since affordable, committed and talented tenant-side lawyers area are very much needed in the DC metropolitan area.
Posted by Scott
Marc made a difficult situation with a horrific landlord go away. He devastated the other side in court, by doing his homework and paying attention to the smallest detail. In the end, we got a settlement that was very one sided in our favor. Going to court is not fun and being brought to card by a cheatin' thevin' lyin' landlord is even worse. But Marc has the disposition and discipline to keep the case moving and made a horrible situation not so bad!
Posted by Brian
Marc was very helpful in my encounter with my landlord. I was able to discuss matters related to my case with him, even points of law, and get straightforward answers. I was able to understand his advice and why he was making it at the different stages of the legal process. And we always seemed to be two steps ahead of the landlord. Towards the end, his intervention allowed me to quickly wrap up my dealings with my landlord in a way that was favorable to me. I would highly recommend Marc if you unfortunately find yourself in a dispute with your landlord.
Posted by PennQtr client
Marc Borbely handled my case with the outmost professionalism and knowledge. I had consulted about 4 lawyers prior to being referred to Marc, and all had very vague opinions concerning my case. Most of all, most didn't encourage me to fight for my rights. Marc, on the other hand, after carefully listening to my concerns immediately thought of options to make sure that I wasn't being taken advantage of by my landlord. I had lost all hope but with his knowledge and legal advice I was able not only to negotiate a favorable outcome, but also to avoid a lengthy process, which previous lawyers were forecasting. Lastly, Marc is very thorough in his work and has the patience to address concerns. I would hands down recommend Marc Borbely and the DC Tenants' Right Center services!!
Posted by Sarah
My roommate and I attended Marc's workshop on tenant rights and since no one else came, we got the benefit of his full attention. He listened to our landlord struggles and made some great suggestions, alerting us to the resources at our disposal. If we need legal help to resolve our issues, I will definitely reach out to Marc.
Posted by Nick
I contacted Marc's firm through their online intake with a straightforward question, whether I could abandon my lease. I got a straightforward, plain-English, extremely helpful answer by phone, and was charged almost nothing, just for the time expended. I'm not sure where else you will find better expertise at better prices. I think Marc and his firm do a great service to the community in providing affordable, excellent service. Could not recommend more highly.
Posted by Doug
Marc Borbely really made the difference in getting our issue resolved. He was very responsive and ethical. He is extremely reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend Marc and the D.C. Tenants' Rights Center to anyone having a tenant issue.
Posted by Ruth
Marc was Excellent, his attention to detail was impressive, a great listener. This case took a shockingly short amount of time, he didn't try to prolong a case that didn't need to. Marc and his team are very prompt and take time to understand what it is you are looking for, advise you on your best options, he is very patient and answered all my questions, very prompt responses, both over the phone and via email. He was able to find certain things on my lease that I would have otherwise never known, and when it came time to settle I was very impressed at his attention to details as he secured everything worked out in my interest.
My advise to anyone looking for legal council and you find yourself reading this review, just stop now, pick up the phone and call Marc it will be the BEST decision you've made. at a stressful time like this you need someone who will not add to the stress but rather provide solutions without having to worry about unnecessary legal fees. Will definitely recommend to everyone I know and anyone else who cares to listen!
Posted by Morgan
Mark was recommended to me for a complicated landlord-tenant issue by another lawyer and I can see why. He was very knowledgeable, pragmatic and levelheaded in dealing with my high conflict case. His billing is honest, forthright and extremely fair. He was very responsive and generous with his time on short notice and I am very appreciative of the preparation and attention he gave to resolve my dispute.
Posted by Alec
Marc and his DC Tenant's Right Center did a great job for my Landlord Tenant dispute. They were on top of things- they checked the court records and kept me updated regularly regarding new events going on with my case. They were always accessible if I had questions. Julie,their law clerk, emailed the billing statement weekly. I appreciated that and there were no surprises about the bills.
They are very knowledgeable about the law. I would not want to lose for technicality or procedural reasons. Marc guided me through the court proceedings. Regarding the case itself, he had the experience to predict what was the likely event to occur. Thus, his recommendations were right and I was very pleased that I trusted him.
Marc is professional but caring. That makes him an excellent lawyer.
Their office is also conveniently located near the courts which means less travel time for them and less charge for the client.