I handle these all the time. If you hire a lawyer you don't have to appear in court yourself. Lawyers on this site cannot solicit you pursuant to the Avvo rules but you can contact us.
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An attorney that would consider representing you would probably want to know additional details about the case before quoting a price, unless they charge an hourly fee. Attorneys are prohibited from soliciting clients on this forum. You should consult directly with an attorney, either in person or by phone.
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