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My first jury trial resulted in a $1.15 million dollar verdict for my client. A few months after I graduated from law school a client walked into my office and told me a story of corporate greed and corruption. That story, and the lawsuit that I filed on his behalf that traveled all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, still influences the way that I practice law today. Read the story and see parts of the actual file here.
On December 8, 2009 at 3:30 a.m. I woke up and smelled burning wire. A few minutes later our entire house was on fire and my wife and I were lucky to make it out alive. Investigators believe that lightning started the fire. I never thought in a million years that a fire would destroy our home. Looking back we realize that we were not adequately prepared for this disaster. Now I want to use my experience to help you prepare for a disaster and cope with its aftermath
You can file a Small Claims lawsuit in almost any civil case where the amount in controversy is $3,000.00 or less. You do not need a lawyer to represent you because the rules are relaxed and your case will be decided by a Judge and not a jury. To initiate a case in Small Claims Court you need to fill out a Statement of Claim (Complaint) and file it with the clerk’s office in either the county where your claim occurred or where the Defendant (person you are suing) resides.