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How Your Eviction Attorney Should Prepare for Your Eviction Case and Another Reason for Hiring an Eviction Attorney who Bills by the Hour

Your attorney needs to prepare exhibits for your eviction trial – no surprise there. But it’s not enough for your eviction lawyer to simply prepare for your eviction trial. If your tenant fails to appear at trial, your attorney will need to have previously filed documents disclosing to the Court your tenant’s last known address, and a sworn statement that the tenant is not in the military. This last step 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