Posted by Ethan
I hired Marc less than 24 hours before I had to show up for court and he was still there, was instrumental in getting my case resolved and saved me over $14,000 in the process. Anyone that needs a lawyer should hire Marc.
Posted by Holly
I don't know how to express my appreciation to Marc.
I am very stressful for my case. Marc would like to help me even if I am not a tenant. He is helping those people who really need help.
He is an outstanding lawyer with a passion for helping people.
I am luck to get to know him and get his expertise for my case.
I would highly recommend Marc to anyone with with tenant rights issues. He is the number one in my opinion.
Posted by Scott
We would have paid twice as much for his services, it’s a no brainer. You won’t be disappointed. If you are, look inward.
Posted by anonymous
We worked with Marc on a TOPA case where our landlord was planning to sell the house we lived in. His advice was invaluable and helped us finally purchase the house using our TOPA rights.
Posted by anonymous
Marc represented us for nearly two years. We cannot recommend him and his firm highly enough. He is a compassionate advisor and tough opponent. He fights for tenant’s rights, and wins.
We are a couple who had our second baby on the way and found ourselves facing a lead paint issue with a landlord. We needed expert guidance and advice on our rights during a scary and confusing time. Marc and his firm aided us in negotiations to remediate health and safety issues. When the landlord failed to meet their obligations, Marc guided us through litigation and settlement, and secured commitments that resulted in safety improvements for tenants in the future.
Marc was a champion when our family needed one. Even when we doubted ourselves, Marc helped us stay grounded with his knowledge of the law. That was invaluable when we at times felt intimidated and scared. He was realistic in his assessment at each stage with what we could achieve, what the costs would entail, and what the risks were. It always remained our choice, when, how, and if to proceed. There was never any pressure, other than his desire that we make decisions in our self-interest and within our level of comfort.
Marc’s firm is amazing. His colleagues have a lot of heart and sharp legal minds. We learned a tremendous amount working with him and his office, and would recommend them to anyone seeking the protection and safety of the law.
Posted by Dennis
I consulted Marc on a recent bothersome issue with a landlord. I went to Marc because I knew he provides expert, conscientious guidance. He did so in our recent phone call. Several others described the issue as murky as it went into mostly unchartered territory: DC's marijuana law and the conflicts with federal law. Add to that DC's status as being subject to congressional oversight and that makes it a touchy political issue.
Marc carefully listened to me outlining the issue -- and he asked thoughtful questions that helped cut to the crux of the issue, and it helped guide us to where we wanted to go, in a responsible, constructive way that passes muster legally.
Marc was conscientious, constructive and insightful -- and he provided me with informed, wise guidance.
I like that Marc's practice -- the DC Tenants' Rights Center
-- exclusively serves tenants' interests and with a community-minded purpose. He has admirably built an impressive community resource with highly qualified, knowledgeable attorneys committed to the public interest. Marc has both political and personal integrity.
I highly recommend the DCTRC to folks who may need such services.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.