I've called over 15 attorney's and they all do Landlord/Tenant Law but will only represent the Landlord. Is it because of the money? And of the last two Attorneys I checked into on here turned out to have no pics of themselves, no phone to contact and no address either but they call themselves attorney's and law firms. Not even on Linkedin
Mr. Rensch is correct, many firms and attorneys work for landlords so there are conflicts of interest. He's also correct that many tenants, despite having legitimate issues don't have the funds to hire an attorney. I am not sure what your potential case is about, or whether it's a meritorious claim or not, but there is bound to be a qualified attorney to take your case if you have the ability to hire one and the facts are worth pursuing.
No question, landlords are the generally preferred clients. In addition to the conflicts issues, landlords generally understand that an attorney needs to be paid today, not six months from now, when tenants do not always seem to; landlords are often repeat business; and properly advised, landlords should prevail most or all of the time (or they shouldn't be bringing the lawsuit to begin with). Additionally, the vast majority of tenants are being evicted for failing to pay rent; if they can't pay rent, they usually can't pay their attorney either. All that said, many attorneys believe in the process and routinely represent tenants, sometimes whether they get paid or not (though they usually only go into it with the expectation of being paid). You just need to keep checking around - you find some in your area.
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