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- Real Estate Law
- Foreclosure Defense
- Appeals & Appellate
- Landlord Tenant
- Consumer Law
- Communications & Internet Law
- Insurance Defense
- Criminal Law
- White Collar Crime
- DUI & DWI
- Domestic Violence
- Social Security Disability
- Business Law
- Tax Law
- Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Civil Litigation/Disputes
- Common Law Torts: Defamation, Fraud, Negligence, etc.
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Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
All rates depend on the type and complexity of your particular case. The standard hourly rate for Mr. Adamo is $300.00. Some services are offered on a flat-fee basis, such as DUI/DWI. Advanced deposits are required in most cases and are determined after initial consultation. Hourly rates vary depending on complexity and skill necessary. Retainers and flat-fees are non-refundable and earned upon receipt once work has begun on your case. Free consultations are available for all Social Security disability cases or any matters taken on contingency. Generally for all other cases, I offer a 30-minute free consultation, either by telephone of in person, to hear the details of your case and provide you with an estimate on the cost of representation. However, we do not give free legal advice or answer legal questions - the free consultations are only to assess your case for the purpose of giving you an estimate of the cost of representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- 9th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- US District Court for the District of Arizona
- US Tax Court
- English: Spoken, Written
- Florida A&M University College of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: Dean's list. graduated cum laude.
- Activities: Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
- University of Central Florida
- B.S. (1994) | Computer Science
- Arizona State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
- Chairman and Committee Member
- Activities: The UPL committee analyzes rule changes to the rules and regulations governing the practice of law. We use the existing Rules of The Supreme Court of Arizona to determine whether the proposed rule change would result in the unauthorized practice of law.
7 Questions Answered
- Q. Apartment switched property management companies after my lease ended... which one do I sue?
- A: Generally, in landlord/tenant cases, you sue the landlord (or property owner) - not the property management company or property manager. The property manager typically is not the property owner and merely the landlord's agent who at all times is acting on behalf of the landlord. If the property manager acts beyond his or her authority, then you may have a cause of action against the property manager as well as the landlord. To determine whether a property manager is culpable may require a consultation with an attorney.
- Q. can a landlord deduct late charges 1-4yrs after rent dates to deduct from deposit after move out
- A: Generally, landlords are able to deduct late charges from security deposit funds after a tenant moves, and they don't need to give any notice that the late fee is owed it because the lease indicates that it is owed. ARS s. 33-1321(D) ("security may be applied to the payment of all rent, and subject to a landlord's duty to mitigate, all charges as specified in the signed lease agreement, or as provided in this chapter, including the amount of damages which the landlord has suffered by reason of the tenant's noncompliance with section 33-1341. ") The the list of itemized deductions is the tenant's notice. See ARS s. 33-1321(D). On the other hand, acceptance of a partial payment without acknowledging a right to collect the late fee as rent may constitute waiver of the late fee as additional rent. See ARS s. 33-1371. Of course, the answer to your question is highly dependent on a review of your lease. A consultation with a lawyer may cost more than the late fees. Nevertheless, you have the right to file an action for breach of the lease against your landlord in Justice Court, if you feel the landlord has improperly withheld money from your deposit. You can represent yourself. Again, your question is very hard to answer with any certainty without reviewing the lease.
- Q. my dog was taken 3 years ago we found him but people wont give him back what can i do legally
- A: Before we begin, how do you know that the "lady" did not bring the dog to the pound and, after a period of time has past, simply adopted the dog? Sadly, animals that are in the pound too long without being adopted are subject to euthanized. Often, the person bringing the dog to the pound will ask to be notified, if no one claims the dog. Three years is a long time. I suggest you find out first whether or not she legally adopted the dog. The pound should have records.
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