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6. I ONLY HAVE A SPACE HEATER FOR MY UNIT BUT THAT'S NOT ENOUGH HEAT, WHAT CAN I DO?

SF landlord's must provide real heat, from a furnace or other permanent source, not a portable heater. Message us today to see what else your landlord may be liable for.

1. WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

IMPORTANT ​DISCLAIMER: Results may vary. Nothing on this website should be construed as a promise or guarantee about the outcome of the matter.  Attorney makes no such promises or guarantees.


​7. ​MY QUESTION ISN'T HERE

Just click the "CONTACT" tab above to schedule your FREE PHONE CONSULTATION.*

5. DOES MY LANDLORD NEED TO PAY ME INTEREST ON MY SECURITY DEPOSIT?

If you live in SF or another city with a similar ordinance, the landlord must pay a percentage of the security deposit to each tenant every year. See the SF Rent Board Website for their rate sheet that provides the percentages due for each year. This payment is due one year from the first payment and every year after that, but unfortunately there is no penalty for the violation.

4. WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU, A SMALL FIRM, INSTEAD OF A BIGGER ONE?

With us, you'll receive the most personal service. When you call, you won't be put on hold or bounced between extensions. You'll reach someone who knows immediately who you are and is familiar with your case. Larger firms often have so much staff that much can be lost in the shuffle. And you are charged for those support personnel. We're your one stop shop, an all-in-one boutique firm that can handle almost anything you throw at it, except patents. They have a special Bar Exam for those who love science that much.

2. WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER? CAN'T I JUST GOOGLE, FIND THE ANSWERS ON MY OWN, AND REPRESENT MYSELF?

If you waste your valuable time searching for the answer on the internet, any mistake or a delay in filing your lawsuit might prevent you from achieving justice. 

B. CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT


A minority of any monetary award achieved, meaning I only get paid if you do and you get awarded the majority of the money


*Please note: NOT available in criminal or family cases*

Usually for litigation of personal injury or civil rights cases

A. HOURLY REPRESENTATION WITH RETAINER


Mainly for criminal and transactional matters


Retainer is a fancy word for refundable deposit based on estimated hours required to begin your case


​Rate available by request


General practice attorney/ lawyer "Fitz Your Legal Needs" in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin, San Jose, Pleasanton, and more

3. WHERE DO YOU SERVE?

​We  proudly serve throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley, including the counties of ​San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Clara, Marin, Contra Costa, Napa, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sacramento, Sonoma, Mendocino, Calaveras, and more​​. Our attorney/ lawyer in San Francisco (including the Marina, Cow Hollow, North Beach, SoMa, Nob Hill, Sunset, and Richmond Districts), Oakland, Richmond, Marin County, Berkeley, Alameda, Daly City, San Leandro, Tracy, Lodi, Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, San Jose, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and more

J.D. Fitzpatrick