IDENTIFY ATTORNEY SUITED TO YOUR PROBLEMS
Source: Landlording-4th Edition by Leigh Robinson
you think about hiring an Attorney, remember the little old lady who
was overheard saying: “I don’t want an attorney, I want the truth.”
Attorneys do have to
contend with a reputation as truth benders. They have been known
to speak with forked tongues at times. Yet, representing clients in court in the best possible light is just a small part of what they do.
They can help you with their advice, intercede for you when you seem to
be getting nowhere with an adversary, review your contracts, and
otherwise keep you from getting into trouble.
Like many other
professionals, attorneys have specialties. One might know
divorces from the husband’s point of view, and another might know them
from the wife’s. One might know landlord-tenant law from the landlord’s
viewpoint; another from the tenant’s. Find an attorney who specializes.
One who doesn’t may be legally qualified to represent you but actually
know less about landlord-tenant matters than you do. Do not pay for an