OUR PHILOSOPHY

We are highly skilled, dynamic lawyers with a proven track record of success. Our attorneys have extensive experience in each of our practice areas and have leveraged that experience to help our clients achieve victory in all phases of representation,

NEED LEGAL HELP?

We represent Southern California’s residential and commercial tenants in and out of court. If your landlord has breached your lease, failed to maintain your rental unit, or violated your right to have a safe and habitable place to live, we are here to help.

NEED LEGAL HELP?

We represent Southern California’s residential and commercial tenants in and out of court. If your landlord has breached your lease, failed to maintain your rental unit, or violated your right to have a safe and habitable place to live, we are here to help.

WELCOME TO THE

BRINTON FIRM

THE BRINTON FIRM SPECIALIZES IN REPRESENTING TENANTS ACROSS LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

At the Brinton Firm, we believe that tenants should have safe, habitable, and livable homes. No tenant should ever have to live with mold, rats, roaches, or bedbugs, and no landlord should ever allow tenants to live in substandard conditions. When these issues exist, we are ready to take action on the tenants’ behalf. We don’t represent landlords, and we never charge upfront for our services.

WHAT WE SPECIALIZE IN

Poor Living Conditions/Habitability
Your landlord has a legal requirement to be sure all rental units are properly maintained. If your apartment is infested with vermin such as roaches, rats, mice, or bedbugs, or your electricity, plumbing or other utility services are not functioning properly, contact us today and let us help.
Asbestos and Lead Paint
When asbestos or lead paint are disturbed — for example, by construction workers or maintenance teams–the result can be catastrophic. Asbestos and lead paint debris and dust can contaminate your personal belongings and make you ill, both now and for many years afterwards. A significant remediation process is often necessary and must begin as soon as possible. If you have learned that your home contains these dangerous substances, contact us right away for a determination of your rights and your options for dealing with the problem.
Injuries on Premises
If you’ve injured yourself on another person’s property due to their negligence in maintaining their property, we can help determine if you have a case against the property owner. We have extensive experience in these types of cases.
Constructive or Wrongful Eviction
Sometimes, the conditions in a rental unit are so bad that you are forced to move out of your home. Other times, a landlord may try to force you out by changing the locks, shutting off the power, failing to fix serious problems, or even tearing the rental unit down or setting it on fire! If you have been forced to leave your home through no fault of your own, you may have suffered a constructive, wrongful, or forcible eviction. We have helped many tenants to recover damages, often significant damages, under these circumstances.
Illegal or Dangerous Units
Throughout LA County, many landlords decide to “create” their own apartment units, live-work spaces, or other residential dwellings by illegally converting warehouses, garages, or office space into housing. Illegal units are usually built without permits or any government inspection whatsoever, so they represent a significant danger to the tenant. Under these circumstances, the landlord generally has no legal right to collect rent. Additionally, the City or County of Los Angeles may red-tag the building, thus forcing all the tenants to move out on five minutes’ notice. If you believe you are living in an illegal unit, call us today. We may be able to help.

THE BRINTON FIRM LITIGATES CASES INVOLVING

✓ Uninhabitable Living Conditions, such as roaches, bedbugs, or rodents.

✓ Personal injuries on property, including injuries caused by the landlord’s failure to maintain the premises.

✓ Toxic contamination from mould, asbestos, or lead paint.

✓ Forcible, constructive, or wrongful eviction.

✓ Illegal or dangerous rental units.


OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

LANDLORD TENANT
PROPERTY TORTS
LEASE AND CONTRACT DISPUTES
PERSONAL INJURIES AND PREMISES LIABILITY
HABITABILITY CASES
BUSINESS LAW AND LITIGATION

The Brinton Firm

PRACTICE AREAS

LOS ANGELES TENANT HABITABILITY ATTORNEYS

The Brinton Firm specializes in handling cases that involve a tenant-landlord relationship, including cases concerning breach of the warranty of habitability. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for tenants living in slum conditions.

LOS ANGELES PREMISES LIABILITY & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYSS

Liability for injuries that occur on the landlord’s property is a significant portion of our practice. We represent tenants and visitors in lawsuits alleging personal injuries caused by dangerous or

LOS ANGELES LANDLORD-TENANT LAWYERS

The Brinton Firm handles cases involving landlord-tenant relationships and disputes. Since the Southern California area has a vast amount of rental properties, both commercial and residential, our law firm is very knowledgeable in all types of cases involving

ABOGADOS DE LOS ÁNGELES INQUILINOS HABITABILITY ATTORNEYS

El sur de California tiene miles de edificios residenciales y comerciales, el cual siempre implica la relación entre el propietario y el inquilino. Tenemos una larga experiencia en todos los aspectos de la ley del arrendador y el arrendatario, incluyendo casos donde

OUR RESULTS

$1,000,000

settlement in a case alleging fraud by a property manager

$343,000

settlement for tenants living with roaches and sewer leaks

$315,000

settlement for a tenant injured by asbestos in her apartment

$250,000

for tenants displaced by a fire

$240,000

for a tenant harmed in a ceiling collapse

$150,000

for a family forced to live with rats and roaches

$130,000

for tenants displaced by asbestos

$130,000

for tenants with roaches

ERIKA H.

Creative Heads Inc.

Matt is like a legal-Sith master for good. Incisive. Decisive. Insightful. Authoritative. Trustworthy. Steady. A mediation-maverick, with a briefcase in place of a light saber (and he sports dapper suits)

CHRIS K.

Matt and his colleague Nick have been absolutely exemplary to work with. They are both very knowledgeable, direct yet easy to work with, patient and most importantly, got the result we were all hoping for

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