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Andrew Strickland

Andrew Strickland

  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Consumer Law
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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I am a solutions-oriented, service provider with a background in real estate and business law. Prior to law school, I worked in real estate sales, property management, and investments. Throughout law school, my focus was on real estate and business. As a legal professional, I have held positions as an attorney providing services to the low-income and as a judicial law clerk working for a trial court judge providing research, legal drafts, and recommendations. Now, as a legal professional at Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, I supplement my knowledge and experience with those in the firm to provide legal services to my clients.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Information Privacy
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Judicial Law Clerk
Superior Court of DC
Law clerk to Judge Puig-Lugo
Staff Attorney
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Practice areas: Housing, Consumer, and Elder.
General Counsel Fellow
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (2016)
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1 Questions Answered
Q. Can a former landlord sue for damages if he didn't notify as per required under the contract, hence then there are none?
A: Question: "If I win as per the terms of our contract (no proper notification,, no communication until way way later, no nothing) do the damages still exist then to sue me later?"

There's a few things going on with your question and some assumptions that I need to make in order to tailor it. Let me start with the assumptions: (1) You have a claim against Landlord; (2) Landlord shows up to small claims and disputes the claim; (3) you win final judgment in your favor in small claims based on a breach of contract (your lease with landlord).

To answer your question under these assumptions, you need to understand that small claims is a lower-level trial court with rights to appeal to Circuit Court. If you were to win final judgment in small claims, Landlord cannot bring another small claims action against you on the basis of "res judicata" barring such additional claims where final judgment has been issued on the same occurrence, transaction, etc. However, this does not bar the Landlord from either disputing the claim in small claims and attempting to get an award there or appealing the final judgment to the circuit court. Such an appeal is heard "de novo," meaning that the circuit court will hear the case as from the beginning and not as a review of the small claims court. The Landlord at this stage could again attempt to defend or carry forward their claims to this court on those damages. ... Read More
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Telephone: (703) 829-6233