Anonymous review posted on
This is a Grade "A" Law Team! Marc Borbely worked with me for approximately 2 years on my case. It was a case where TOPA RIGHTS were not provided to me in accordance with the law. The process morphed into an Eviction Case. Marc worked indefatigably on my case. He was always available to respond on the day of my calls or e mails. Occasionally, he went beyond the call of duty to reply after regular business hours. This made me feel secure, trusting and confident which is key in fighting for one's rights and peace of mind. Although Marc had other cases running simultaneously, he was dedicated to the details of my case. He was prompt on all time sensitive matters, Usually, he astonished me on the technicalities he discovered and prepared clear and reasonable arguments that were not difficult to follow. He always got every leg of his job done on time. He provided me with high quality legal advise and always protected my rights during negotiations and litigation. Not only is he an ace of knowledge on Landlord/Tenant Law, he and his team actually care and do everything they can for you. Upon first meeting him, you will find Marc is approachable and straightforward about the agreement contract between the client and The Tenants' Right Center. You don't feel like you are signing something you don't understand. Its very 'inexpensive' for the load of research and representation they do for you! In the court room Marc is supremely prepared. I watched pretentious overpaid attorneys tire easily during long negotiations. In comparison, Marc never lost his stamina and humbly weathered aggression from the opposing parties. His remarkable composure and respect in and out of the courtroom is his truest asset. I cannot tell you how pleased I was with the outcome of my case. It was a tumultuous journey and The Tenants' Rights Center guided me through to a successful ending! Put your trust in this team. You will be completely satisfied.
Anonymous review posted on
Working with Marc was fantastic. He took the time to understand what my desired outcome was, gave me options and then we made it happen. During the process he helped me represent myself in court (to keep costs down), he represented me in mediation, drafted several settlement agreements which he negotiated on my behalf (with my approval), and even dealt with the collection agency on my behalf (with my approval).
I cannot say how much I appreciate the legal assistance he provided. It literally changed my life for the better. I highly recommend his services and his staff.
Marc was concise, detailed, thorough, and genuinely concerned while remaining as professional as possible.
Posted by Carol
Mark A Borbely is an outstanding tenant attorney. He is a real expert in tenant law with outstanding people skills. He looks at both sides of a legal issue and is prepared and ready to go to work defending the tenant in the cases he represents the tenant in. He calls in other experts, like in my case a seasoned locksmith, when necessary and appropriate. He brings to the table a wealth of experience as well as his knowledge. I had an issue with my being harassed by the management of the building I rent an apartment in. Mr. Borbely determine a special lock was appropriate to be installed where the management could gain access but where I could track who entered my apartment using a code that had been given to them. By the time I ordered the lock, given Mr. Borbely's talents, skills, abilities and expertise in representing me and my interests with management, I no longer needed the lock as the harassment had fully and completely stopped. Mr. Borbley's work on my behalf resolved the issue without the need of the lock.
I recommend Mark A Borbely to any potential client with the highest possible recommendation possible. He is truly a caring as well as an outstanding tenant attorney in the Washington, DC area.
Carol M. Cook
Posted by Barry Ivan Silber
Marc and his staff are amazing, and if you're a tenant in a dispute, you should see if you can retain Marc's services. I say "should see if you can" because his firm is (at the time of this writing) swamped with clients. But if they can't take you on as a client, they may be able to advise you on key issues in your case.
I have had the privilege of using his firm's (D.C. Tenants' Rights Center) services for a number of different cases, in different venues including the Landlord and Tenant Branch, Office of Administrative Hearings, Civil (as follow ons to the Landlord and Tenant Case) and Housing Condition Calendar. In each case and in each venue, he and his staff brought a wealth of wisdom and experience.
So read the other reviews to find out how awesome an attorney Marc is (and he is). I would like to say he is a remarkable human. Beyond being personable and kind, Marc has taken upon himself many sacrifices to ensure the success of his organization, the D.C. Tenants' Rights Center.
Marc has created the Center for the purpose of helping Tenants who don't fall into the category of people who can obtain pro bono services, but don't have the money to obtain an attorney at the market rate.
tl;dr version: Marc and his staff are awesome. Contact them and win your case.
Anonymous review posted on
Marc was concise, detailed, thorough, and genuinely concerned while remaining as professional as possible. He was one of the best lawyers I have ever hired. He was affordable and took on the craziest landlord tenant cause I had the displeasure of being a victim of. THANK YOU MARC !
Posted by MFalcao
Marc Borbely is an excellent and thorough attorney. We had many tenancy issues and he was able to get the resolution we wanted and for an extremely reasonable price. Throughout the process, he always answered calls and made sure all of our questions were answered and that we understood every aspect of the case. He provided outstanding service in and out of the courtroom. I highly recommend Marc to anyone that is need of an exceptional attorney and tenant advocate.
Posted by Annie
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
Posted by Tresa
I was referred to Mr. Borbely by local attorneys in the DC area who were already familiar with the quality of work done by the DC Tenants Rights Center. For the duration of his representation on my case, Mr. Borbely was extremely professional, responsive and very thorough in making sure I understood all the issues in my case. I felt secure that he had my best interests and made sure that my case was resolved to my absolute satisfaction. I highly recommend him for any tenant issues and would seek out his services again.
Anonymous review posted on
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!