Q: Can I find a lawyer who will take a P.I./Claim & Delivery case for a stolen cat, in California? Claim is already filed.
I need a lawyer who will take my case on contingency. My neighbor abducted my cat who played on his property. He then abandoned it in a middle of nowhere town and later erected a "No Trespassing" sign on his property. When cat went missing he refused to allow me access to a warehouse on his property, and I became suspicious. I was able to put the pieces together when a woman posted my cat as "found" on Facebook. This was the one and only effort she made to locate the owner, (me) and now she refuses to return my cat to me. I have witnesses to whom she told them she would not give me the cat. They wrote affidavits. I am suing for $25,000 and in addition to claim, I have already prepared Claim and Delivery and Writ of Possession paperwork, with request for Ex Parte TRO.
A: You should contact your local county or state bar and ask for an attorney referral.
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