Courts Update

Avoid scammers offering to pay your rent.  If you’re facing eviction for any reason, there are organizations out there who can help you. But there are also fake “organizations” and “charities” who can hurt you. 

Scam information sites:
 For Information on false court notifications, tech support,  bankruptcy, and  IRS scams, click here

What are lawyers really? To me a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there's a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box.
-- Jerry Seinfeld

A. Joseph Ross

The Law Office of A. Joseph Ross, J.D. is a civil practice concentrating in the areas of residential  landlord-tenant matters.  We are no longer taking on new litigation matters ourselves, but we are  available to provide advice and to consult or work with other attorneys in matters within our area of expertise.

We can also make referrals to other attorneys with our  specialty and sometimes to competent specialists in other areas of law.

WE CANNOT ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS OR GIVE LEGAL ADVICE BY E-MAIL. Sending e-mail to this office does not, of itself, create an attorney-client relationship. DO NOT SEND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION BY E-MAIL. It may not be secure against being intercepted by outsiders.

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Moving Tips for Tenants (Revised, October 2020)

How to Be a Landlord and Avoid Legal Trouble (Revised, May 2020)

How to Be a Tenant and Avoid Getting Ripped Off (Revised, May 2020)

What to Do When the Heat Goes Off
(Revised, November 2016)

Charging Tenants for Water

(Revised, April 2015)

Being a Tenant in a Foreclosed Property (April 2015)

Tenants and Domestic  Violence
(April 2015)