Dallas, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Elder Law and Libel & Slander for Texas

Q: How do I find lawyers to sue local MLS and big RE agency, who demand fee from me to disparage my premier property?

Recent national class-action success against these providers is probative as admission but of no avail to my class or me individually, with unique and actual damages worth $350,000 plus treble that amount for DTPA violations.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You should search in Justia for a lawyer in or near the county where your property is located with experience in real estate litigation and perhaps defamation cases depending upon what you mean by "disparaging" your property.

Unlike other types of cases--especially personal injury car wreck cases--most real estate lawyers perform legal services on an hourly fee basis--not on a contingency fee basis--and most require a retainer if the client is not one they have regularly represented in the past. In North Texas, the customary and usual hourly fee for such attorneys is $300-800. Unless there is something unusual about your facts and circumstances, for a small case like this you should anticipate depositing an initial retainer of $5,000-10,000.

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