Todd W. Elliott*
*Passed the Bar
in Pennsylvania and West
Plaintiff's - Use Caution.
Keep in mind that, although the magistrate or "small claims
courts" are set up to allow you to proceed without counsel,
you take risks by filing suit without legal advice, such as:
Failing to sue the right party (or all the possible
parties) within the statute of limitations period,
Failing to sue in the right venue or county, or
Filing suit that is not support by law, which may expose you
to a claim for abuse of process if you do not withdraw the
case upon request.
Defendants - Use Caution.
If you have been sued in "small claims" court, the party suing
you can get an award against you for up to $12,000, which
can be entered as a permanent judgment if you fail to file a
timely appeal. Then, the judgment can be used to garnish
your assets in any state.
It is our firm's goal to see that every person or corporation
has access to the legal system in Pennsylvania. We accept
cases where our client is out of state and the court case is
here, even though other lawyers might prefer to have their
client in state. We also handle cases where a litigant has
handled a case by himself and no longer wants to "go it
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If You Are Considering Our Firm to Handle
Your Case in Western Pennsylvania.
owed, or defend
claims court, out
of state litigants,
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