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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.
Marc was very helpful in assisting me with understanding my rights as a tenant in DC and in helping me make certain decisions. He has also been very accommodating and kind. Thank you Marc!
I spent months dealing with a very stressful, complicated situation with my landlord. Without getting too specific, the case involved a claim that my unit was for commercial, not residential, use despite living in the building for three years.
After spending a headache inducing amount of time dealing with the situation on my own I called up the DC Tenants' Rights Center and scheduled a call with Marc. They were extremely responsive, professional and always transparent about pricing (the introductory call was $25 with a reasonable hourly thereafter).
The end result thanks to Marc was a settlement in my favor. I highly recommend their services and Marc was truly a fantastic attorney to work with.
Marc informed my girlfriend and me of our rights as tenants at one of his enlightening workshops. We asked Marc to communicate some pertinent D.C. law to our landlords. A letter from a lawyer is really helpful and Marc's rate is affordable. I will probably use Marc again for similar matters in the future.
Marc took on a very challenging issue where our landlady refused to return our security deposit by holding us responsible for a long list of problems or missing items that appeared to be either pre-existing conditions or invented issues. The landlady became quite emotionally volatile and her positions were not rational.
Marc met with the landlady several times, skillfully handling the fraught circumstances, and managed to produce a settlement agreement with a payment plan that over time should result in the eventual return of our security deposit. It was a better outcome than I expected was possible.
We cannot recommend Marc enough. He was patient, understanding, and a great listener when we went over our case with him. He was a strong, bold, strategic advocate for us in the courtroom. Our case was a tenant's right case against a landlord and real estate agent who were experienced, not afraid to lie, and had their own lawyer. Marc won the case for us. We will be forever grateful for his great work and recommend him to everyone we know.
Mr. Borbely provided superb service. He was quick to respond to my initial inquiry, and during our initial consultation provided me with the information I needed to make a decision with whether to proceed in utilizing his services. His legal advice was top-notch, and he strategized with me freely and honestly. His suggestions were spot-on, and when I had questions he explained them with just the right level of detail. I highly recommend him!
Marc and the team at the DC Tenants' Rights Center are great folks to turn to when dealing with tenant/landlord disputes. I'd recommend Marc and the team for services ranging from minor issues to more serious cases. I also appreciate what Marc's team is doing as far as community outreach including free workshops on tenants' rights! Highly recommend what they're doing for tenants in the district.
Mr. Borbely was fantastic! Couldn't have asked for a better attorney in the allotted time frame and budget. He helped us organize our case and supported us, without being overbearing, when we needed him. I would highly recommend Mr. Borbely to anyone with with tenant rights issues.
Marc was recommended to us by a family friend who is a lawyer, he had never met Marc but had heard that he was a fair and honest lawyer helping people wit tenant disputes - even among lawyers Marc's reputation precedes him.
We were being sued by a a real piece-of-work landlord; the kind of guy who has multiple suits in court at once - suing vulnerable people is how he makes his money. We had been preparing our case - constructive eviction - and he filed his suit first. With this now being a suit and counter suit case we knew we were in over our heads. That's when we turned to Marc.
Marc sat down with us, helped us organize our materials and timeline, helped get our court filings in order and did absolutely everything behind these scenes to help us prepare for representing ourselves in pre-trial with the Judge. Marc was also going to be our representative if we had gone to trial, however Marc managed negotiations with the Landlord and he settled, the landlord gave us exactly what we were hoping to get,
What I think is most important to mention about working with Marc is how empowered my roommates and I felt in working with him. Knowing that we were tight on cash, but willing to learn to advocate for ourselves Marc gave us three options at each stage of the process - he would explain very thoroughly the next steps and then ask if we felt we could do it ourselves, if we wanted to work with him to do it, or if we wanted him to do it - each of these correlating to a different cost. It was amazing to be able to feel a sense of control in a process that is very overwhelming and intimidating. I learned so much with Marc as our advocate. I would highly recommend him to anyone.