Join Date: Apr 2012
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An attorney that costs you half of the 25K vs collecting it on your own?
Since it is Safeguard, they have likely strung out your invoices way past the point you can file a lien. They are masters of keeping all of theirs and a lot of yours; they've had 25 years of practice.
For the amount of money, I would start the legal process right now. RIGHT NOW.
Hire someone who knows how to write the notifications, get the property searches and has a good relationship with the judges.
I used to be in court almost weekly for civil cases/eviction/property management matters and I got to know the routine pretty well. One thing a good attorney told me that I'll never get however, besides the law degree, was access to the judges and the machine.
I wish you the best but get a move on. Time is not on your side.