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Posted by Randy Staples
After listening to numerous other attorney's negative responses to my plight, I checked AVVO. Ed Rice's name popped right up. I called him, and we met right away, as my case was do in court in several short days. He reviewed my paperwork, and gave me a favorable disposition immediately. For the first time in months, I actually felt comfortable about my case.
My landlord's attorney proved to be wicked intelligent, sharp, and well rounded in case laws. However, within the first few minutes, Ed also proved to be well versed in landlord/tenant law. To actually watch someone fight for his client, the way Ed fought for me, was truly amazing. Usually, landlord/tenant attorneys are compassionate for both sides, thus compromising both sides to work in favor of everyone, and not their client.
That was NOT Ed's position, and he displayed it professionally. He walked in mediation to fight for his client, me, and walked out with a decision in my favor, with a monetary outcome.
Ed Rice fights for his clients...and does not compromise that position. I never had any doubts, but when I saw him in action, I was truly amazed at his courtroom tactics. Irecommend him highly, and wish him the best...and you, if you should choose him as your attorney.
Posted by a client
I contacted Edward through Avvo since my earlier landlord (an LLC) was not returning my Security Deposit. Edward suggested me to send a formal demand letter citing the law and it worked wonder. And all of his advice was pro-bono .
Posted by a client
Spoke to Ed regarding a recent late payment issue I had with a big apartment complex. The buildings lawyers were playing hard ball so I needed to understand legally what I could and could not do. He asked three or four questions about my situation and very quickly told me what my rights were and what my very specific obligations were given the situation. He spent as much time as I needed with me on the phone until I felt comfortable i knew what to do.
Not only was the legal advice helpful, but it also gave me peace of mind knowing what the landlord could and could not do. Getting into trouble with your landlord can be very stressful and it was very helpful to understand from him what was worth fighting for and what was not and then how to present my situation to another landlord to move on as quickly as possible.
I appreciated very much his clear feedback as to how to best handle the situation given what had happened.
I have moved to another apartment and am much happier and won't be paying my rent late again.
Posted by Dawn
since my dad passed over 30 yrs. ago its been hard for me to trust men, they have taken advantage of my sweetness and generosity and made my life extremely hard. As I got to know Ed he slowly did everything he said he would for me and the outcome of my case was overwhelmingly to my favor and my life will go on day by day knowing that I at least can trust one man in this world so far.
Posted by Charles
Our case was a fairly standard 'Naive Tenant vs Greedy Landlord' dispute - except that, after a couple of years dealing with our landlord's Jack Benny attitude towards money, we held-out little hope that we'd be able to recover the money he owed us without a lawsuit. Imagine our surprise when, with Mr. Rice's help, it took just one letter to turn the landlord around!.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client
Ed Rice was personally recommend to me from a Harvard Law School professor. I was served with a no cause eviction notice in direct retaliation for exercising my reserved tenant rights to request reasonable accommadations to a health disability. Ed Rice handled this unusual case masterfully, and was able to quickly secure a settlement in my favor. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Janice
Attorney Rice is a fantastic attorney. I unfortunately had to deal with a security deposit issue with my landlord. She hadn't returned the full amount due and we moved across the country. After several attempts to resolve on my own I found Ed on Avvo.
I contacted him and found him knowledgeable about Housing law, patient in understanding the issues, and effective and independently running with the case. This last part was critical to me. Having moved so far away I needed someone who could completely drive negotiations and deal with any challenges that arose.
Ed did all that and more. He was timely with any questions I had, really seemed to know how to negotiate with the opposing attorney, and knew how to bring this to a peaceful close. In addition this was the first time I've ever had to hire a lawyer for any issue. His ability to be level headed during a nerve racking period was extremely appreciated.
Posted by Paul
After the apartment building I was living in for 6 years was sold to a new landlord (Boston's largest residential company) and my rent was increased by 50%, I hired Ed's services. He did a great job of explaining my tenants rights and what to expect in an eviction process. With Ed's help we tried to negotiate a reasonable rent increase. The negotiation wasn't successful and an eviction process began. Ed in court proceedings was extremely professional and well respected by the Judge. Ed processed all court paperwork with limited input from me. He took a very stressful situation I was in and made me very relaxed! In the end, Ed was able to negotiate a very favorable outcome. I highly recommend Ed for any tenant/landlord issues.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client
Wholeheartedly agree with all of the excellent reviews of Ed Rice. His expertise and guidance during an extremely stressful time was invaluable.
Posted by Julie
I am in the middle of an extremely stressful situation where the landlord has broken the lease by offering an apartment which is contrary in many ways to the contract. I have been writing to the landlord, to multiple other lawyers and wasting a lot of stress on this. One phone call to Edward and I feel like the weight has lifted right off my shoulders. He's smart, he's honest and he has excellent communication skills. I will always refer people to him.