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TENANT HARASSING NEIGHBORS – AUSTIN EVICTION

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George hired Austin eviction attorneys at Girling Law attempted negotiating a resolution, but the parties were unable to agree on a moveout date.  The case went to trial, and Girling Law obtained a judgment for George.  The tenant immediately appealed. George asked Girling Law to continue representing him in his Austin eviction appeal. Rental Property Location: Austin, TX Eviction Court Location: Austin, TX Eviction Trial Outcome – Tenant Harassing Neighbors Read More

TENANT REQUESTED A JURY TRIAL – VICTORY FOR LANDLORD YESHUA C.

After Yeshua’s first attorney’s attempt to evict a pair of problem tenants fell apart, Yeshua’s new eviction jury trials.  The firm’s attorneys are both experienced and well trained in handling eviction jury trial, executed on a well-designed trial strategy, successfully educated the jury, absolutely punished one of the witnesses on the stand, and obtained for Yeshua a judgment for possession. Eviction Case Background Yeshua did everything right.  He rented his Garland, TX Read More

Eviction by Jury Trial – Information for Texas Landlords

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Evictions are a hassle.  They’re expensive and time-consuming.  But when your tenant requests a jury trial a whole different level of pain-in-my-neck (yes – I cleaned that up…). Let’s get right to it: your best and least expensive option in this situation is to pursue settlement aggressively.  Where settlement is not an option, you should seriously consider hiring my office to represent you in your eviction.  But, of course I’m Read More

NON-PAYING TENANT SUCCESS STORY: Janice S.

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Janice S. decided to hire a Dallas eviction attorney, L. Marc Girling, who quickly identified the weaknesses in Janice’s case, developed a strategy to minimize her risk, and successfully executed on that strategy.  Girling Law solved the problem of Janice’s non-paying tenant efficiently.  More importantly, Janice’s Dallas eviction attorney made a point of contacting the non-paying tenant’s attorney early.  Girling Law realized that settlement was key to avoiding the Judge Read More

FAMILY MEMBER EVICTION SUCCESS STORY :  Ida M.

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Ida reached out to Girling Law seeking assistance with a family member eviction.  Ida had to evict her daughter.  After a Justice of the Peace trial, Ida’s daughter obtained free legal representation.  Ida delivered her notice to vacate improperly.  This created a major problem for Ida.  Ida hired Dallas eviction attorney, Marc Girling.  Girling Law employed a strategy of pursuing a settlement to avoid trial.  This strategy worked well.  Ida’s Read More

Notice to Vacate: Delivering Outside is Now Permitted, but There’s a Catch….

A notice to vacate is a fairly innocuous thing.  Texas courts tend to give landlords a very wide berth when it comes to what is in a notice to vacate.  But delivering a notice to vacate is arguably the most common reason Property Managers and Apartment Community Managers receive dismissals from a Justice of the Peace. If you have managed lower or middle-income properties for a substantial period of time, Read More

An Eviction Appeal Case Study from Our Landlord Attorneys: Landlord Rights & Landlord Tenant Law

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EVICTION CASE BACKGROUND: Kathy K. needed to better understand landlord rights under landlord tenant law in Texas after her tenant appealed an eviction judgment.  Kathy sought out Dallas landlord attorneys, the County Court had already scheduled a trial.  This meant Girling Law did not have enough time to subpoena the tenant’s two sureties.  Also, the tenant filed a written answer with the JP court.  Therefore, we were unable to seek a default Read More

Why I Stopped Offering Flat Fee Contracts

I used to represent landlords using flat fees. No more…. And I strongly caution you to avoid such an arrangement. You need to avoid a situation where your attorney is unmotivated to provide you the most effective representation possible. In addition, flat fee arrangements too often result in client confusion and disappointment. It is really difficult for attorneys to manage client’s expectations with these agreements. I will admit one of Read More

Is Your Eviction Attorney a Familiar Face to Your Judge?

I have mentioned in some of my earlier posts that Justices of the Peace are rarely attorneys. In fact, some will run for Justice of the Peace because they feel as though they were mistreated or poorly represented by an attorney. Others are active or former real estate professionals (non-attorneys) and they can get a bit touchy about an attorney “explaining eviction law to them.” Every Justice of the Peace Read More

Make Sure Your “Experienced Attorney” is an Experienced Eviction Attorney

I recently met an attorney at an alumni function. He was an older man who started practicing law when I was in elementary school. He told me about how he had recently appeared for an oral argument in an employment law case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans. That’s one step below the United States Supreme Court! In the attorney world – not just the employment law Read More