The Brinton Firm

Los Angeles Tenant Attorney

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    Welcome to the Brinton Firm

    The Brinton firm specializes in representing tenants and renters across Los Angeles county.

    We represent tenants across Southern California in any type of litigation involving tenant’s rights and landlord-tenant issues.

    We don’t represent landlords, and we never charge upfront for our services.

    Our experienced tenant attorneys can provide advice and help you take appropriate legal action against landlords who fail to maintain your rental home, refuse to make necessary repairs, allow the property to become infested with vermin, charge illegally high rents, or otherwise violate state and local tenancy laws.

    Our Philosophy

    At the Brinton Firm, we believe that tenants should have safe, habitable, and livable homes. All renters have the right to a home or a business with no pests, damage, or other dangers, and no landlord should ever allow renters to live in uninhabitable conditions.

    Need Legal Help?

    Our experienced tenant attorneys represent Southern California’s residential and commercial tenants in and out of court. If your landlord has broken the law, failed to maintain healthy conditions in your rental unit, or otherwise violated your rights to have safe and habitable housing, we are here to help.

    Experts in Tenancy Law

    The Brinton Firm’s tenants’ rights attorneys are passionate and fierce in their defense of your rights as a tenant. We are experienced in this area of the law and know how to navigate complex cases and win for our clients.

    What We Specialize In

    Los Angeles practice protecting civil rights for home tenants and business clients
    Poor Living Conditions / Habitability
    Your landlord has a legal requirement to be sure all rental units are properly maintained. To be considered habitable, rental properties must be free of hazards like pests, mold, or debris, and they must have functioning utilities.

    If your apartment has unrepaired damage, a vermin infestation, or your electricity, plumbing or other utility services are not functioning properly, contact a tenant attorney at the Brinton Firm today and let us help.


    Asbestos And Lead Paint
    When asbestos or lead paint is disturbed — for example, by construction workers or maintenance teams–the result can be catastrophic.

    Asbestos or lead paint debris 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’ve been exposed to lead or asbestos in your rental property, consider litigation as part of your strategy for dealing with the problem. Talk to a tenant lawyer right away for help understanding your rights and your options.


    Injuries On Premises

    Personal injury claims might seem complicated or overwhelming, especially when you’re facing medical costs and a painful injury. That’s why having a knowledgeable attorney on your side is important!

    If you’ve injured yourself on another person’s property due to their negligence in maintaining their property, a Brinton Firm lawyer can help determine if you have a case against the property owner.


    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 short notice. Starting litigation now can help you prevent a nightmare in the future.

    If you believe you are living in an illegal unit, you deserve representation and a clear understanding of your rights. Talk to a tenant lawyer at the Brinton Firm today.


    Fires And Floods
    If your rental home has been destroyed due to your landlord’s failure to protect it from known hazards, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Call our tenant lawyers for a free consultation about whether a significant fire or water intrusion is grounds for a lawsuit or other litigation.




    Lease and
    Contract Disputes

    Personal Injuries
    and Premises Liability

    The Brinton Firm Handles Claims Involving

    • Uninhabitable living conditions
    • Damage from water or fire
    • Pest infestations, such as roaches, bedbugs, or rodents.
    • Personal injuries on the property, including any injury caused by the landlord’s failure to maintain the premises.
    • Toxic contamination from mold, asbestos, or lead paint
    • Illegal or dangerous rental units

    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 more than ten million dollars in settlements for tenants living in slum conditions

    Los Angeles premises liability & personal injury attorneys

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


    Los Angeles landlord- tenant lawyers

    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 a tenant-landlord relationship.


    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


    • $1 Million

      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

    ERIK 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)

    HELEN 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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