Tenants Legal Center
We are a community Law Office located and practicing in San Diego, CA providing important and effective legal assistance, by Attorneys, to residential and commercial tenants. We also assist occupants with issues surrounding their occupancy including eviction and other disputes between tenants, occupants and owners . Important assistance is also provided to all occupants (owners, tenants, guests etc.) during and following a foreclosure of the property. Assistance is also provided to Mobile Home, Recreational Vehicle and Floating Home owners. See Services provided
The Tenants Legal Center has been serving our community assisting thousands of tenants and occupants of property. We serve all of San Diego County and provide assistance and services in Spanish (as well as English). We are the original Tenants Legal Center and have developed unique systems and procedures to deliver high quality legal services to tenants and other occupants at affordable low fees. Sometimes certain "offices" will attempt to copy us and while we are flattered by the compliment, the quality and results of our services are far superior and generally more affordable than any of these other offices. Further, many of these copycat offices are not providing legal services by an attorney. See Warnings.
Our goal is to provide an affordable resource for tenants and occupants to become educated and protected as to their rights under the law. In the technical world of property and Landlord Tenant law, rights are fragile and are easily lost by inaction or improper action. We work to protect and prevent the loss of valuable and important rights through education, sound legal advice and effective appropriate action.
The Tenants Legal Center is the original Full Service Tenant's and occupant's legal rights office in San Diego. We offer a wide range of services performed by independent practicing Attorneys experienced and uniquely qualified to assist tenants and occupants. Do not be fooled by impostors or offices pretending to do what we do. They lack the skill and experience to properly and economically protect your rights. The Tenants Legal Center is NOT a referral or marketing agency that exists simply to refer clients to outside attorneys. The attorneys at the Tenants Legal Center are physically at the Tenants Legal Center offices. Referrals to another attorney may be made upon special circumstances including when a client requires assistance outside of our focuses experience (i.e. bankruptcy etc.).
In addition to providing assistance to our clients, we are active in various contributions in community service to promote education in Landlord Tenant law and property matter relations. We have participated in many News Feature Stories as well as being recognized as a resource for tenant's and occupant's rights information and assistance. We continue to be an information resource and aid to countless public and private organizations with useful information, seminars and training.
Tenants Legal Center handles cases in San Diego County including the city of San Diego, North County, East County and South County and the many individual cities and communities within these regions. Certain matters may be handled in other areas of Southern California.
This web site is provided as a broader contribution to our neighbors in San Diego County and any other tenant or occupant who may benefit from this valuable information. With a better understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the parties in Landlord Tenant relations, many potential problems and disputes may be avoided.
The Tenants Legal Center was founded in1993 by Attorney Steven R. Kellman who began practicing Tenant and Renters Rights law in 1982. Steven R. Kellman graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego) in 1980 and was admitted to practice in 1981. He has handled various civil cases over the years including personal injury and general civil litigation. He has represented tenants and occupants along with his general practice but focused solely on tenant and other occupant representation.
In 1993, he founded the Tenants Legal Center which currently is relied upon by countless agencies, groups and organizations as an important legal information and assistance resource. Mr. Kellman has written many legal articles and feature columns on landlord tenant matters locally and appearing nationally. He has written Expert commentaries for LexisNexis and has edited the official California Jury Instructions for Unlawful Detainer (eviction) cases. He has been designated and accepted as an expert in legal matters including trial testimony. He received the highest peer review rating of excellence in legal ability and ethics each year since 2001. Mr. Kellman has appeared in many TV news, TV interviews, Training, Consumer videos and documentaries on landlord tenant matters. Mr. Kellman relied on a broad perspective and vast experience in founding the Tenants Legal Center including those insights gained from being a landlord himself and a member of the San Diego County Apartment Association since the mid 1980ís.
In 1993, Attorney Christian Curry started his practice at the Tenants Legal Center and has devoted his practice to exclusively representing tenants and occupants in landlord tenant law matters. His experience has included achieving significant results with Mobile Home cases as well as foreclosure and business rental matters. See more. Mr. Curry progressed to the position of Director of Tenants Legal Center and is currently representing clients as well as managing the Center.
In 2011, Steven R. Kellman transferred the ownership and operation of the Tenants Legal Center law office and practice as to TLC Legal Service, Inc., a California Professional Law Corporation (Director - Christian Curry) that has pledged to work to maintain the traditions and ethics of assisting Tenants and Occupants and participating in community service as envisioned by the Founder in 1993. The names "Tenants Legal Center" and Tenants Legal Center of San Diego" are registered with the County of San Diego as business names and are protected by a U.S. Trade Mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The Tenants Legal Center law office, TRADEMARK and practice are wholly owned and solely operated by TLC Legal Service, Inc.
In 2012, Steven R. Kellman ceased private practice but remains active in consulting with other attorneys and volunteering his time in giving seminars to various groups, agencies and organizations. He also contributes his efforts in various community service work and projects. Steven R. Kellman is not an owner, manager, agent, employer or employee of TLC Legal Service, Inc. a Professional Law Corporation nor of the "Tenants Legal Center" or of the "Tenants Legal Center of San Diego."
The Tenants Legal Center remains active and a community leader as a resource for important legal services as well as information and education to the community.
California law for San Diego is applied in these pages. Such laws may or may not be applicable in other jurisdictions. The information provided herein is of a general nature and is not intended to be taken as specific legal advice. For legal advice in a particular situation, promptly consult with an appropriate attorney
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