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I am a sole member LLC, can I represent myself at an Eviction hearing?

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  • 14 Jul 2019 9:33 PM
    Message # 7779444


    I filed my first eviction notice with the Tarrant court and I have a court date next week.   I don't have a lawyer and planned to represent myself.  My property and the lease is in my name and my Single Member LLC name.   Can I represent myself in court or do I need an attorney due because of the LLC?

    If so, any good real estate attorneys out there?




  • 15 Jul 2019 9:09 AM
    Reply # 7780072 on 7779444

    I think you can represent yourself in small claims court.

      Neil Aggarwal
      Property Financing, LLC

  • 15 Jul 2019 11:29 AM
    Reply # 7780407 on 7779444

    Neil thank you for your response.  Is it the initial case that doesn't require an attorney?  And then after if it's appealed to a higher court,  then I will need attorney representation?




  • 15 Jul 2019 11:53 AM
    Reply # 7780438 on 7779444

    You may represent yourself at the JP level; however, if the tenant appeals, you will need legal counsel to represent you at the county court at law. My partner, Greg Meyer, does this on a regular basis. 

  • 15 Jul 2019 4:42 PM
    Reply # 7781397 on 7779444

    Melton, thank you.  Please send your partners contact info over




  • 03 Feb 2020 5:33 PM
    Reply # 8716939 on 7779444

    The letter I got said you can represent yourself or have an attorney, but no one else can represent you at the second court level. 

  • 04 Feb 2020 9:38 PM
    Reply # 8727812 on 7779444

    I have been representing myself at evictions for 30 years.  The lease is the main thing you will need.  I have also represented myself at the appeals court also.  If they appeal the first decision they must pay 1 months rent to the courts to perfect the appeal.  If they don’t the appeal is rejected then the case gets sent back to the lower court where the judges decision is upheld.  I had to teach the court I went to this lesson because they let the tenant appeal it without paying.  My question is wouldn’t all tenants apppeal so they could live their another month free.  That is why they have to pay their rent to the court to appeal 

    .  I am not an attorney and I am not giving legal advice just what my experience has been with evictions

  • 11 Feb 2020 11:57 AM
    Reply # 8740343 on 7779444

    Robby:  May I talk with you further about this? Please see my contact info for my email. Thanks

  • 12 Feb 2020 9:29 AM
    Reply # 8742604 on 7779444

    Call me 8176886651 or email me at robbys777@hotmail.com

  • 15 Feb 2020 10:38 AM
    Reply # 8748824 on 7779444

    Thank you, Robby. I will reply offline. For now, I'll share that I visited the court sessions yesterday, and it was quite interesting. The judge, Jon Pierson, is an amiable fellow. There were a variety of types of folks representing the cases in a variety of ways, and the judge was patient with all of them. 

    I connected with an attorney long enough to get his phone and email. Don't tell him "I sent you" because I only just touched base, have not spoken with him yet.  

    Roberto Rodriguez  210-865-4127  The judge even recommended that one of the plaintiffs (who was representing himself) engage Mr. Rodriguez and come back after a continuance.

    I hope this helps someone, as I don't like to hoard information. 

    Robertson Rental Properties


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